"I honestly got more out of this course than my entire SSD class in grad school. Whether you're a new SLP or a veteran who likes a refresher and new research, this course is for you!" -Deb, Pediatric SLP

This 2.5 hour self-study course will be available for ASHA CEUs on July 22nd, 2024.

Providing speech sound interventions to children four and under can be tricky...

 There are so many things to consider with this population:

  • Is it speech, language, or both?
  • Is this child ready for a speech sound intervention?
  • What approaches are available for children this young? 

This online course was created to answer of all these questions and more! We will cover everything you need to know about the identification, assessment, and treatment of speech sound disorders in 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!

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

Easily Referenced Handouts

The digital course workbook contains over 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 children ages 2-4
  • 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.

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 several 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.

Financial Disclosures

  • profits from the sale of this course
  • creates, designs, and sells digital products on playingspeech.com, teacherspayteachers.com, and boomlearning.com
  • contributes educational content to websites and social media accounts as a contractor
  • has an Amazon storefront where she receives a small commission from sales via affiliate links
  • has acted as an affiliate and received commissions for other courses and conferences related to speech-language pathology

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • offers a free resource library for SLPs and parents in exchange for an email address
  • was gifted PROMPT training in exchange for social media promotion
  • has appeared as a guest on education and speech-language pathology podcasts
Course Details: Speech Sound Disorders in Early Intervention
  • Includes 2.5 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.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  1. Be able to list at least 5 common signs of speech sound disorders in young children.
  2. Describe at least 3 appropriate intervention approaches for speech sound disorders in young children.
  3. List 3 different types of multisensory cues that can be used to get accurate speech sound productions with young children.
  4. Be able to state 2 things to consider when choosing targets.
Requirements for Satisfactory Completion

Students must do the following to earn a certificate for professional development:

  1. Watch all of the self-paced video modules and reach 100% completion of the course.
  2. Score 90% or higher on the course completion quiz. This 10 question quiz is untimed and can be taken as many times as needed.
See What's Inside the Course Workbook!

The course includes a digital workbook that you can print as needed.

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Course Testimonials

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.

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!

Alonna, Pediatric SLP

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. 

Jennifer, Early Intervention SLP

This course provided the foundational information I needed to feel confident addressing speech sound disorders in the early intervention population. The videos are engaging. The handouts have really helped me get a clearer picture during assessment as well as plan quality interventions.

Gina, Early Intervention SLP

I loved this course! I’ve been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist with Birth to Three aged children for 21 years, but have found there are always ways to streamline what we do as therapists, as well as how we share information with families. The handouts are very well-written and easy to read. I will be incorporating them into my practice.

Anna, Pediatric SLP

I would recommend this course to anyone in EI- specifically if you're doing speech. There is not a lot of information out there for working on SSD in EI and this course really helps to understand when and how to work on speech sounds in Early Intervention. It was helpful to understand the difference between working on language and speech in EI.

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.

This self-paced course includes lifetime access.


Who is this course for?

This course is for SLPs who work with children under five.

How much does this course cost?

The usual price is $125 which includes 2.5 hours of professional development, the digital course workbook, and two bonus modules.

Can I get ASHA CEUs for this course?

Yes! You can earn 0.25 ASHA CEUs (2.5 hours) in this course.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion that reflects 2.5 hours of professional development.

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes. Have your administrator email me and I will take it from there.

Do you offer a discount for groups signing up for the course?

Yes! Groups of 4 or more can join for $100 a person.

Do I have to complete this course within a certain timeframe?

No. This course is self-paced and you maintain access for life.

Will I have immediate access to the course?

Yes. You will have immediate access to all of the video modules and course materials.

Will I maintain access to the course?

Yes! You will have access to the course for life.

Can I see a preview of the curriculum?

See below!

Course Curriculum

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  Module One
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  Live Q&A June 2023 (Optional Content)
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