Bjorem Speech Cluster Cues can be used to help children correctly say and sequence words containing consonant clusters. By using a train metaphor and assigning different parts of the cluster to part of the train, children can “see” what sound they need to make and where. The cards can be lined up next to one another to provide a visual cue about how they need to join their sounds together in words. Use the cards for children with motor planning/childhood apraxia, phonological patterns such as cluster reduction, teach coarticulation and the ‘h’ insertion tricks, and support early literacy and phonological awareness skills.
- 47 train cards that match together to illustrate cluster combinations
- 1 gap card to illustrate when a sound is missing
- 1 schwa card to illustrate when a schwa is added
Box: 2.95" x 2.95" x 1.69"
Card: 2.56" x 2.56"
Cues are a thick soft matte texture, they are not shiny or laminated so children with vision impairments do not get the glare.
Authors: Rebecca Reinking, MSLP, CCC-SLP, Jennie Bjorem, M.A., CCC-SLP
Illustrator: Ruthie Ozonoff