Do You Cycle?
Do you have unintelligible students on your caseload? You might want to try this approach first described by Dr. Barbara Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP about 30 years ago. The basic method includes auditory bombardment, production practice, more auditory bombardment and every third session a stimulability check to determine what to address next.
The cycling method is an appropriate approach to treatment for unintelligible children who have been found to have phonological process difficulties including final consonant deletion, cluster reduction, fronting, gliding, stopping and several others.
To use a cycling approach, you can use basic materials found in most any SLP office/room. Assembling those materials can be time-consuming, so I’m here to save you some time.
This freebie addresses Cluster Reduction for /sn/ blends with basic instructions and can be found HERE!