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will demonstrate an understanding of the voice and vocal mechanisms by identifying general anatomy and describing how the voice is produces in ____ of ____ opportunities as measured by SLP data.
1 Identify basic anatomical features (larynx [voice box], throat, tongue. etc.) given a diagram.
2 Describe basic features of voice (quality, volume, pitch, nasality).
3 Describe how voice is produced to include phonation, resonation and respiration.
4 Differentiate between an appropriate voice and an inappropriate voice when given in self and others.


will reduce the frequency of abusive vocal behaviors by _____% below baseline data (or ___ of ____ opportunities) as measured by ________ (pre and post testing, parent/others' report, etc.).
1 Identify own abusive vocal behaviors.
2 Identify frequency/situations of own abusive behaviors.
3 Describe/use other behaviors which can replace vocal abuse (gentle vocal onset. reduce volume, appropriate respiration).
4 Identify frequency and situations where vocal abuse occurs.


will use appropriate vocal behaviors _____% of the time in ___ of ___ environments as measured by a 10 minute speech sample.
1 Describe/use other behaviors which can replace vocal abuse (gentle vocal onset, reduce volume, appropriate respiration).
2 Use appropriate vocal behaviors in structured setting for_____________minutes.
3 Use appropriate vocal behaviors in class for minutes in a structured situation.
4 Identify frequency and situations where vocal abuse occurs.
5 Use appropriate vocal behaviors in structured setting at home for minutes as outlined by home contract.


will use appropriate volume, nasal resonance and/or optimum pitch in conversation across two or more environments _____% of the time as measured by ____ minute speech sample.
1 Identify appropriate/inappropriate volume for different settings ( such as Small group, Classroom. playground).
2 Imitate appropriate volume in words, phrases and sentences.
3 Use appropriate volume in words. phrases, sentences.
4 Use appropriate volume in reading and structured conversation.
5 Use appropriate volume in a variety of settings (such as classroom, playground, small group).
6 Identify appropriate/inappropriate nasal resonance in self and others.
7 Imitate appropriate nasal resonance in Syllables, words, phrases and sentences.
8 Use appropriate nasal resonance in words, phrases and sentences.
9 Use appropriate nasal resonance in reading and structured conversation.
10 Use appropriate nasal resonance across two environments (such as small group, classroom, playground).
11 Identify appropriate/inappropriate pitch in self and others.
12 Imitate optimum pitch in syllables, words. phrases and sentences.
13 Use optimum pitch in syllables, words, phrases, and sentences.
14 Use optimum pitch in reading and structured conversation.
15 Use optimum pitch in conversational speech across two environments.


will independently use relaxation techniques to facilitate appropriate volume, pitch or quality in __ of ___ opportunities as measured by ____ (data collection, observations, etc.).
1 Identify tension/relaxation in large muscle groups in order to understand the relationship between tension and voice.
2 Identify and release inappropriate tension in body/speech muscles.
3 Use specific relaxation techniques (such as progressive relaxation techniques).


will use appropriate vocal variety in conversation ___% of the time across ____ environment(s) as measured by a ______ minute speech sample.
1 Identify appropriate/inappropriate vocal variety in self and others.
2 Imitate appropriate vocal variety in words, phrases and sentences.
3 Use appropriate vocal variety in words, phrases and sentences.
4 Use appropriate vocal variety in reading and structured conversation.
5 Use appropriate vocal variety in conversation across two environments.
6 Monitor vocal variety in different environments.