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.

Resources

  • Farm Song Book preview

    Farm Song Book

    Virginia Ingram MS CCC-SLP

    This is a book of songs and activities related to the farm. It is geared towards pre-school age and would work in a group or an individual session. Many patients will benefit from this book but the...

    Includes activity list
  • Monsters Love Candy! Apraxia Resource CV, VC, CVC Words preview

    Monsters Love Candy! Apraxia Resource CV, VC, CVC Words

    Sara Lowczyk

    A monster activity including different CV, VC, CVC words to practice different syllable shapes.

    Includes activity list

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.
  • Scott will imitate, then use 2-word utterances with fading prompts with 90% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions to improve expressive language skills.
  • 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.