Speech Therapy -> Expressive Language -> Utterance Expansion

Utterance Expansion

Increasing the amount of words spoken at a time.

Activity List(s)

Goal Bank

  • During structured clinical tasks/target words, Kelley will produce a variety of consonant-vowel combinations including CVC, CVCV, CVCVC at the word, phrase, and sentence-level and then progress to spontaneous productions, without prompting, to increase his ability to make his wants/needs to be known, with 80% accuracy across 3 treatment sessions. 3
  • Jesse will produce 4-word utterances during play based activities with 90% intelligibility across 3 consecutive sessions when provided fading carrier phonemes, verbal models, and visual pacing cues as measured by clinician data and observation to increase overall speech intelligibility. 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
  • Carson will use age appropriate vocabulary phoneme to talk about her environment (i.e. I see__. I hear___. I feel___.) in 3 /4 trials over 4 consecutive therapy sessions to increase utterance length and complexity as measured by clinician data and observation. 2
  • Given verbal and visual prompts, Ardelle will consistently use multi-word utterances (4+ words) for a variety of pragmatic functions (including labeling, commenting, and requesting) 9 /10 times in a session to improve expressive and pragmatic language skills as measured by data collection and observation across 3 consecutive data collection days. 2
  • When asked a personal question/question about object/picture/curriculum, Maud will answer using a 2-4 word utterance when provided fading verbal models and visual supports with 90% accuracy across 4 consecutive sessions as measured by clinician data collection to demonstrate expressive language, receptive language, and pragmatic/social skills. 2
  • Sheena will provide 4 attributes of an object/picture/vocabulary target with minimal visual/semantic cues with 90% accuracy across 4 consecutive sessions as measured by clinician data collection to improve overall expressive and receptive language skills. 3
  • 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. 3
  • Shawn will listen to a series of words and then formulate the words into a complete, semantically and grammatically correct statement or question independently with 80% accuracy across 3 consecutive therapy sessions to improve expressive language skills. 4
  • Taylor will expand comments or questions to express a message for a communication partner for 2/3 topics/subtopics given moderate cueing across 4 of 5 sessions. 0
  • Given pictures, Gisela will name family members with 90% accuracy for 4 out of 4 sessions as measured by clinician observation to increase 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. 3
  • Chong will use three-word phonemes inclusive of pronouns: I, me, my, you in 3/4 opportunities across three therapy sessions when given moderate, multi-modality cues to demonstrate understanding of appropriate grammar. 3
  • Illa will imitate, then use, words to request assistance (help, open) 3 times during a session over 3 consecutive sessions as measured by clinician data and observation to increase expressive language abilities. 2
  • Carlton will request an object/activity/basic need (e.g. take a break) given visual supports (e.g. field of 3-4 picture symbols) in 80% of opportunities, adjusting level of support as needed across consecutive therapy sessions as measured by clinician data and observation to increase expressive language skills. 2
  • When given verbal, visuals or gesture prompts, Teri will use 2+ words to describe a picture with 80% accuracy, over 3 consecutive sessions, as measured by observations, data collection and/or standardized testing to increase expressive language skills. 2
  • Ricki will orally label age-appropriate vocabulary words presented in objects and pictures, such as nouns and actions/verbs, and will use these target words accurately in a phrase or sentence with 90% accuracy across 3 therapy sessions, to expand expressive vocabulary skills to an age-appropriate level. 4
  • Chassidy will use 3+ word combinations to make requests and comments, first imitatively, then spontaneously, with 80% accuracy across 5 consecutive sessions to improve verbal language expression. 2
  • When engaged in play with toys, play routines, or classroom activities, given fading verbal and gesture prompts, Gregg will produce/approximate 5-5 word phonemes to comment on her play or actions with 90% accuracy across 5 consecutive therapy sessions, as measured by clinician observation. 1
  • Albertine will express needs with phonemes like "I want _____" or "I need ______" with her nurse, teachers, peers, etc. with 90% accuracy across 5 consecutive sessions to improve language expression. 2

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  • Pamela Johnson

    Pamela Johnson

    Full-time Therapist CCC-SLP

    I specialize in Early Intervention working with children and their families to develop and expand...

  • Melissa Bridge

    Melissa Bridge

    Full-time Therapist CCC-SLP

    Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, I moved to Knoxville in the midst of a pandemic! I receive...