Review: Speedy Speech® for School SLPs


What is Speedy Speech®?

Speedy Speech® is an all-inclusive, evidence-based program designed to help improve speech-sound production by providing short (5-10 minute) 1:1 drill-based sessions. Research shows that short, frequent, intensive sessions can cause dramatic (i.e. quick and efficient) progress in students with speech-sound disorders.

Check out my previous blog post, Using 5 Minute Speech Therapy in Schools, to see how I have used this service delivery method in the past! Trust me when I say I am a huge believer in short, frequent, intensive sessions.

What Phonemes Can I Target with Speedy Speech®?

The program is currently composed of the following workbooks: /r/, /s/, /l/, /g/, and /sh/. This allows the flexibility to pick and choose which speech sounds are most needed for your students.

What Does the Speedy Speech® Program Include?

  • Program guide with step-by-step directions
    • The guide gives you everything you need to start using Speedy Speech® in schools! It takes all the guesswork out of the equation and will help you be successful in beginning the use of this program.
  • Auditory bombardment words
  • Auditory discrimination pair sets
  • Sound bridge (to elicit a sound in isolation or CV combinations)
  • Drill pages (words, phrases, and sentences- all in color!)
  • Conversational prompts (targeting connected speech)
  • Record forms (data collection)
  • Homework calendars
  • Parent and teacher letters (to introduce the program and more)
  • Motivational charts and certificates 

How Do I Write The Service Times In The IEP?

Speedy Speech® has you covered! They give examples in their program of how to write the minutes in your IEP so you won't be left guessing.

What About RTI?

The Speedy Speech® program booklet tells you how to use it for RTI and includes an RTI tracking form! It even tells you how to use this program for LANGUAGE interventions! This makes it a breeze to implement during RTI.

What Are My Favorite Parts of Speedy Speech®?

  • The handouts for parents/teachers/administration. This makes it so easy to get everyone on the same page with the program, as well as keeping everyone in the loop throughout the process.
  • Therapy results in minimal academic disruption for a speech session. The time spent in therapy is about the same amount of time a student would spend taking a bathroom break, so little instruction is lost.
  • The use of 1:1 therapy sessions, which is so difficult to manage when working in a school setting due to time constraints (working around class schedules) and high caseloads.
  • The use of mass drilling of target sounds, resulting in quick progress. This style of therapy is very "to the point", which can be so beneficial for many students.

What Does The Research Say?

Here are some resources and research articles you can share with parents or administration:

Are you using Speedy Speech® with your students? Let me know in the comments!

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Note: Please know that I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. Keep in mind that even though I received this product at no cost, the opinions are all my own. The decision to purchase is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

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