Leawood, Kansas based Children’s Therapy Services (CTS), a leader in speech and language therapy, is excited to announce the debut of their new Bjorem Speech Sound Cues for acquisition of speech and literacy. Owner/operator of Children’s Therapy Services, Jen Bjorem, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in early intervention, birth through 5, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
The Bjorem Speech Sound Cues for acquisition of speech and literacy is an evidence-based picture cueing program designed to help young children acquire sounds by giving each sound a meaning that is developmentally appropriate. The set contains 22 consonant cards and 12 vowel cue cards that are intuitive and make sense to a child. By using highly intuitive images to support visual cueing while engaged in play-based therapy activities, these cues can be paired with any treatment method.
To help with her growing Childhood Apraxia of Speech caseload, Jen created these cards with the help of artist Ruthie Ozonoff. Together each colorful picture came to life creating a relatable, parent-friendly program that included vowels. “This is a dream come true for me. Being able to create something that is not only fun but helpful, is so gratifying. The colors, the visuals, and the program we’ve designed around the sound cue program will be a game changer for children”, says Jen Bjorem, owner of Bjorem Speech Sound Cues and Children’s Therapy Services.
Tips, tricks, and therapy videos have been created so that educators and parents can learn to use the sound cues appropriately. View videos here.
About Children’s Therapy Services
Established in 2002, Children’s Therapy Services is locally owned, located in Leawood, Kansas. Children’s Therapy Service’s has provided speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, play, developmental & behavioral therapy, sensory therapy, social skills instruction, early reading skills, dyslexia intervention, parent education, play therapy, preschool enrichment and IEP navigation to over 5000 families in the Kansas City Metro.