Talk It Up!

Children who qualify for Talk It Up! exhibit a variety of sound errors that fall into specific categories of error patterns. Individual sound goals are addressed as the students move through "sound families" based on position of production. The program includes: auditory bombardment, sound production practice, exposure to literature, and opportunities to practice their sound production in a natural context.

In addition to improving their own sound production the children will gain knowledge of Phonemic Awareness through letter - sound relationships. This skill is important for pre - reading skills.

Talk It Up! is for children 3 to 5 years old. Children eligible for this program attend either two, 1 1/2 hour classroom sessions or one, 1 1/2 hour classroomand a 30 minute individual or partner session. The program selected is based on the child's individual sound production needs.

Contact Carol Carignan at ccarigna@livoniapublicscshools.org.