Verbal Cueing for Apraxia and Speech Therapy | A Gift of Speech

There are different types of cueing that can support speech production for individuals with motor planning disorders. There are verbal, tactile, auditory, and visual. today I am going to share different types of cueing that can be used to help your clients/students.

I found the basis of cueing strategies with Integral Stimulation and the 8-step Continuum by Dr. Rosenbek.

Integral Stimulation is the a practice that most therapists and teachers use without even realizing. This is “watch me, listen, and do as I do.” When using verbal cueing it is key to teach students to watch your mouth and to follow.

When I teach about CAS I like to use the example of “choral speech” when talking about this technique. When we are speaking in a group our brains use the visual and auditory cues from those speaking around us. Next time you are saying something in the group, try to increase or decrease your speed, it will feel strange. The awesome thing is we can use this strategy to help our clients.

The 8-Step Continuum was designed for use with Acquired Apraxia of Speech but is the basis for our verbal cueing strategies today.

Below are printables that define verbal cueing strategies that you can implement for CAS as well as other speech sound disorders such as articulation and phonological processes.