Speaking of Stories an Exploration of Oral Stories as an Intervention in Speech Sound Disorders

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This article explores storytelling as a narrative intervention for children with speech sound disorders (SSD) . Five stories termed as oral phonemic stories were created and are presented with the intention that speech-language pathologists and parents could use them with children with SSD . The oral phonemic story is saturated with specific sounds in specific word positions . These stories are structured so children will both hear the target sounds (via the storyteller) and vocalize the target sounds (via repetitive structures involving refrains, onomatopoeias, and other sound-based elements) . Blending narrative practices from the field of storytelling and the field of speech-language pathology serve to shape and inform the oral phonemic story model.