Speech Therapy -> Execution and Speech Motor Planning -> Mean Length of Utterance (MLU)

Mean Length of Utterance (MLU)

The average number of words produced in a phrase or a sentence; children with apraxia are often delayed in expressive language as well and so a goal could be to work on putting words/approximations together for a variety of pragmatic functions.

Activity List(s)

Goal Bank

  • Mauro will produce a variety of consonant-vowel combinations including CV, VC, CVC, and CVCV words with fading prompts in structured and play activities to improve speech intelligibility with 90% accuracy across 3 sessions. 2
  • Scott will imitate, then use 2-word utterances with fading prompts with 90% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions to improve expressive language skills. 2
  • Whitney will develop and expand imitation skills, moving from imitation of motor patterns to imitation of vocal patterns and speech sounds with 90% accuracy across 3 sessions as measured by clinician data and observation to increase overall expressive language skills and speech intelligibility. 2