S Sound Chaining for Speech Therapy
S Sound Chaining helps you take your students from production in syllables to production in sentences using a motor-based approach. Ideal for upper elementary, middle school and even high school students, it’s a great workbook for SLPs teaching the S sound.
What is chaining?
Starting with a syllable and gradually adding to it to create longer utterances.
This motor-based approach to teaching /s/ builds on pre-trained sounds, gradually increasing the complexity of speech movements. Speech motor chaining takes the principles of motor learning into consideration and has resulted in successful acquisition of target speech patterns and generalization to untrained words (Preston, Leece, and Storto, 2019).
What does a chain look like?
Each chain goes from syllable → monosyllabic word → multisyllabic word → phrase → sentence.
It is recommended that you also have your students produce self-generated sentences using the phrases to help with carryover to connected speech.
An example of a chain would be:
Sue → Soup → Super → Super hero → He wants to be a super hero.
What is included in this product?
This workbook contains over 300 speech chains for the S sound, plus visuals and instructional material for S-Blends and the Z sound, data collection sheets, and self-rating cards.
This workbook has targets for
- “Stretchy T” (TS)
If you like this, you’ll also love our R Sound Chaining workbook with over 300 chains for prevocalic R, vocalic R and R-blends!
Want even MORE?
You will also want to get Peachie Speechie’s comprehensive workbook for the S Sound titled I Can Say the S Sound.
If you have any questions about these materials, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My student went from just saying the syllable “see” to the sentence level with independence in 2 sessions!! This resource has helped her make quick progress. Her teacher has also noticed!
Nice motor based approach to S
I didn’t realize this is also for S blends too and I love those pages the best!!
I already had the R Sound Chaining, so when you made this one I got it immediately. No brainer! It’s a great resource for S and Z!