Earn 1 Hour of Continued Education

Choosing Appropriate Target Words While Using Hodson's Cycles Approach

This course reviews Hodson’s Cycle Approach. It explains who it is for, how to implement it, and how to choose and use appropriate target words for your therapy sessions. Earn 1 clock hour of continuing education credit (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
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This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. TSHA continuing education (CE) hours can be used toward renewal of your Texas SLP license (and most other states too) and for professional development hour(s) for the maintenance of your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Simply save your certificate of completion, these CE courses are not ASHA CEUs and will not be sent to the optional ASHA CEU registry. CLICK HERE to learn more about ASHA CUEs vs PDHs.

  Learner Objectives:

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:
1.Learner will be able to identify who the cycles approach is appropriate for.
2. Learner will be able to make a list of the primary patterns of the cycles approach.
3. Learner will be able to identify characteristics of appropriate target words for a specific primary pattern in the cycles approach.
4. Learner will be able to tell how to use chosen target words with the cycles approach in a therapy session.


5 min: Introduction, bio, disclosures, learner objectives
5 min: Review on Cycles Approach
15 min: choosing targets words
15 min: what will a therapy session look like
10 min: summary, ”take away” points, closing


The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. Pep Talk Podcast, its host, and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during episodes unless otherwise stated. TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Michelle Andrews M.S. CCC-SLP

Founder and Managing Director of Pep Talk LLC
Michelle has been a speech-language pathologist since 2014. She has worked in the schools, private clinics, and home health. She started creating speech therapy materials for SLPs years ago and founded Pep Talk LLC. She discovered her passion for education and developed this continuing education podcast for SLPs everywhere. She desires to help SLPs feel confident and to produce the best treatment by increasing knowledge and skills.

Suzanne Aldrich M.S. CCC-SLP

Guest Speaker
Suzanne has been a licensees SLP for over a decade. She has a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in speech language pathology. Suzanne specializes in articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech. She is passionate about keeping up with current research and trainings. 


Michelle Andrews’ financial disclosers: She has a Teachers pay Teachers, Boom Learning, and Teach with Medley store under Pep Talk LLC. She is also the founder and manager of Pep Talk and the Pep Talk Podcast. Teach with Medley Educational Games is a sponsor of this podcast.
Michelle Andrews’ non-financial disclosures: She has a stock participation plan with Teach with Medley Educational Games.
Suzanne Aldrich’s financial disclosers: Suzanne has a Teachers pay teachers store called, PlayingSpeech, where she sells materials related to treating speech and language disorders.
Suzanne Aldrich’s non-financial disclosers: No relevant non financial disclosers.

References & Resources

Hodson, B.W., & Paden, E. P. (1991). Targeting intelligible speech: A phonological approach to remediation, 2nd Ed. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Hodson, B. W. (2011, 4/5/2011). Enhancing phonological patterns of young children with highly unintelligible speech. The ASHA Leader.

Hodson, B. (2006). Identifying phonological patterns and projecting remediation cycles: Expediting intelligibility gains of a 7 year old Australian child. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 8(3), 257-264.

Prezas, R. F., & Hodson, B. W. (2010).The cycles phonological remediation approach. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds), Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 137–157). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

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