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Speech Sound Disorders in Early Intervention

This online course for SLPs was designed to be a comprehensive resource for the assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders in young children.

We cover identification, assessment, and treatment for children ages 2-4.  You'll learn what interventions are available for this age group and how to choose an approach that is individualized for each child.  You will learn the ins and outs of each approach along with specific guidance for how to select targets for your therapy sessions.  You'll also learn exactly how to design a play-based therapy session that is effective, fun, and engaging for toddlers and preschoolers.  


The course includes 6 modules and a 40-page workbook to help you feel confident working with these little ones in speech therapy!

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Six Video Modules

The video lessons break down everything you need to know about speech sound disorders in young children.  You'll learn about:

  • How to identify speech sound disorders in young children

  • Diagnosis of speech sound disorders in young children

  • Speech Sound Intervention Approaches for Children Ages 2-4

  • How to Select Targets for Therapy

  • Therapeutic Techniques and Cueing

  • How to Structure Your Therapy Sessions

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Easily Referenced Handouts

The digital course workbook contains 40 pages of attractive, printable handouts to supplement the course topics. It includes:

  •  Parent handouts on speech sound development in young children

  • Printable forms for assessing speech sound disorders in young children

  • A detailed overview of each intervention approach for this age group

  • Play-based therapy ideas for this age group

  • A printable session planning form


These resources will help you streamline your therapy sessions and save precious time when it comes to selecting an intervention and planning your sessions.

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Bonus Modules

The updated course includes two bonus modules.


The first bonus module includes detailed explanations for how to target words in play for each intervention approach.


The second bonus module contains three case study examples that walk you step-by-step through case details, selecting an intervention approach, and planning activities for a therapy session.

Meet Your Instructor!


Suzanne Aldrich, MS, CCC-SLP

Suzanne has over a decade of experience as a licensed speech-language pathologist. Suzanne specializes in speech sound disorders (articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech) as well as in language delays and disorders in the birth-preschool population.

Suzanne is trained in PROMPT therapy as well as in the DTTC approach for childhood apraxia of speech. She is a life-long learner who is passionate about integrating the most up-to-date research into her practice.

Suzanne’s therapy style is child-centered and play-based. She believes that connection is the most important component of the therapy process. No progress is made without a connection first! She feels very strongly that therapy should be individualized and based on the child’s unique needs and interests.

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Course Details:

Speech Sound Disorders

in Early Intervention

  • Includes two hours of professional development and a 40+ page workbook.

  • You'll learn about assessment and intervention for speech sound disorders in children ages 2-4.

  • The price is $125.

  • This course is self-paced and you maintain access for life.

See What's Inside the Course Workbook!

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Course Testimonials

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Alison, Early Intervention SLP

I loved this course! Speech sound disorders in this age range can be so tricky to diagnose and treat. This course provided great information on differential diagnosis, considerations when starting therapy, various treatment approaches, and goal selection.


The workbook includes many helpful handouts that are easy to digest and provide lots of valuable “at a glance” information. I would highly recommend this course to SLPs working with the birth-4 population!

Emily, Early Intervention SLP


The content in the Speech Sound Disorders for Early Intervention course was incredibly helpful in providing a canvas for talking to the parents/caregivers of my youngest clients. The course takes more complex evidence-based treatment strategies and methodologies and breaks it down into digestible and actionable modules.


I love that the course provides the research basis along with ideas I could implement into my treatment sessions right away. I’ve been a practicing SLP for 15 years and there is always something new to learn. I found this course easy to follow along with, actionable, and the workbook has wonderful handouts to share with clients. I cannot wait to share them with my EI families.

Joanne, Early Intervention SLP


I wish I had this course before I started working with the Early Intervention population! I found the course to be expertly well-paced and thorough. Suzanne walks you step-by-step through the evaluative and therapeutic process of diagnosing and treating various kinds of speech sound disorders including treatment approaches,  target selection, therapy techniques, and activity pairing. As SLPs, we tend to be incredibly resourceful, but this kind of “hand-holding,” for lack of a better word, in a continuing education course, is what we need to better support our clients. Laura and Suzanne’s planning and partnership shined in this course! I would highly recommend this course to graduate students, clinical fellows and seasoned SLPs alike! As an SLP with years of experience working with the EI population, I was positively amazed with how much I learned and I know you will be too!


Julie, Pediatric SLP

If you work or plan on working with the Early Intervention population, this course is a must! It provides all of the information you need to identify, differentiate and assess a variety of speech sound disorders. This course takes you through the treatment approaches for these disorders – including target selections! Suzanne provides information that you can immediately begin implementing in your sessions.

Alonna, Pediatric SLP

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Suzanne did a fabulous job with this course.  Working with the early intervention and preschool population can be challenging.  Suzanne breaks down each intervention approach from assessment to treatment. You will know when to use each approach and which client it is most appropriate for.  She gives you a step by step guide as to how to set up your sessions to keep your clients motivated and get those trials in. The course workbook is incredible.  Loads of charts and handouts that will keep you organized and prepared for your sessions. This course is great for new therapists and seasoned therapists alike. 

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