This article explores storytelling as a narrative intervention for children with speech sound disorders (SSD). Five stories termed as oral phonemic stories were created and are presented with the intention that speech-language pathologists and parents could use them with children with SSD. The oral phonemic story is saturated with specific sounds in specific word positions. These stories are structured so children will both hear the target sounds (via the storyteller) and vocalize the target sounds (via repetitive structures involving refrains, onomatopoeias, and other sound-based elements). Blending narrative practices from the field of storytelling and the field of speech-language pathology serve to shape and inform the oral phonemic story model.
Freeman, JaNeal B.
"Speaking of Stories: An Exploration of Oral Stories as an Intervention in Speech Sound Disorders,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 12:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol12/iss2/5