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Literacy Speaks! Kit 5 — Blends

Literacy Speaks!® Kit 5 — Blends


Price: $99.00




Literacy Speaks!® Program Overview Video


"Letters-to-Literacy" Step Progression

Literacy Speaks!®
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Literacy Speaks Kit 5 - Blends


Designed to correct blend sounds while
establishing a strong literacy foundation!

Kit 5 targets blends of L, R, S and is the only program available designed to correct blend sounds while simultaneously establishing a strong literacy foundation. Kit 5 contains over 500 implementing tools, including 78 reproducible storybooks, 163 reproducible worksheets, 40 target sound cards, 240 word cards, plus much more!

View Examples: R Blends  •  S Blends  •  L Blends

Literacy Speaks!® is an all-in-one systematic program driven by orthographic instruction to target articulation, phonological awareness, speech intelligibility, and language and literacy skills — all simultaneously! You no longer have to discharge your students at-risk for reading failure. Literacy Speaks! works by establishing appropriate sound-letter association before pictures are introduced, which allows phonological misrepresentations to be corrected and literacy skills to be established.

The Literacy Speaks! "Letters-to-Literacy" step progression uses systematic and evidence-based techniques. The progression starts with individual letters and then attaches the letter sound to words. Once the sounds are properly connected, a picture is introduced and additional words are added until full sentences are achieved. Full sentences are then incorporated into whimsical reproducible storybooks.

Use Literacy Speaks! to improve speech intelligibility. And, use it to enhance language and literacy skills. As an exciting bonus, children discover the wonderful adventures of literacy! Ages 4-10 years old including children with autism spectrum disorders. Made in the USA.

Save $124 with the Literacy Speaks! 5-Kit COMPLETE SET! This package includes the complete Literacy Speaks! program covering the full alphabet, plus diphthongs, digraphs, trigraphs, silent e, and blends of L, R, S.

Kit 5 Program Includes:

  • Instructional manual on CD
  • 40 Target sound cards
  • 52 Sight word cards
  • 4 Punctuation cards
  • 240 Word cards
  • CD to reproduce materials:
    • 78 Reproducible storybooks
    • 53 Reproducible letter tracing worksheets
    • 26 Reproducible homework tracking sheets
    • 78 Reproducible coloring worksheets
    • 6 Reproducible home & classroom activities

Kit #5 Targets Blends:

• L blends - bl, cl, fl, gl, and pl

• R blends - cr, br, dr, fr, gr, pr, shr, thr, and tr

• S blends - sc/sk, scr, sl, sm, sn, sp, spl, spr, sq (skw), st, str, and sw

Contains over 300 implementation tools per Kit!
From Kit #2: Sample Z.

Benefits of the Program

Literacy Speaks!® In the Classroom

Also See:


Literacy Speaks!® Kit 1

b, c/k, d, g, h, m, n, p, t, w

Literacy Speaks!® Kit 2

f, v, s, z, l, sh, ch, th

Literacy Speaks!® Kit 3

Vowels, diphthongs, digraphs, trigraphs, silent e

Literacy Speaks!® Kit 4

j, x , y, qu, prevocalic r, vocalic r

Additional Photos:

What's Included?

This Order Includes:

  • Card Box: Indexed by letter/sound and color coded. The color coding is repeated on the cards to enable effective use and organization.
  • CD: Includes complete manual and allows for easy duplication of reproducible activities.
Literacy Speaks Kit 5 - Blends

Highlights of Kit #5:

  • Target Blends: 
    • L Blends - bl, cl, fl, gl, and pl
    • R Blends - cr, br, dr, fr, gr, pr, shr, thr, and tr
    • S Blends - sc/sk, scr, sl, sm, sn, sp, spl. spr, sq (skw), st, str, and sw
  • Guidance for implementing the Literacy Speaks! technique
  • 40 Target sound cards
  • 240 Word cards
  • 52 Sight word cards
  • 4 Punctuation cards 
  • 26 Reproducible homework tracking sheets
  • 53 Reproducible letter tracing worksheets
  • 78 Reproducible coloring carryover worksheets
  • 78 Reproducible storybooks
  • 6 Reproducible home and classroom activities
  • Reproduce these materials easily with the accompanying CD.

Target Audience:

For Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators, General Educators, Title 1 Educators, and Literacy Specialists working with young children on phonological awareness, speech intelligibility, language skills and early literacy skills.

This program is appropriate for

  • preschool through early elementary school children (Kindergarten - 4th grade: Ages 4-10 years)
  • children on the autism spectrum
  • children with special needs
  • children with communication disorders
  • students learning English as a second language
  • economically disadvantaged students


Keli Richmond, MS, CCC-SLP, is a practicing speech-language pathologist specializing in early literacy development. She has a Teaching License as well as a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Arts Degrees in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and a Minor Focus in Special Education. Her career began in the medical field with an emphasis on neurological disorders; then, she continued to expand her experience by providing therapy and promoting literacy skills for preschool through middle school students. 

Keli conducts in-service training for school-based personnel, presents continuing education seminars nationwide for Northern Speech Services (NSS), and speaks at Speech-Language-Hearing Conventions, Educator Conferences and related events.

Some highlights of Keli’s career are receiving the “Professional Achievement Award in Recognition of Advancement of Knowledge in Clinical Practice” from the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA); the “Award for Continuing Education” (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); and the “Award for Top 100 Websites for Speech-Language Pathologists”. The ISHA award is based on outstanding professional development and community involvement. The ASHA award is based on commitment to lifelong learning. The Top 100 Websites award is based on the best available websites for anyone with an interest in speech-language pathology.

She was a founding member of the United Way Women’s Initiative. The Women’s Initiative is an organization dedicated to closing educational gaps through early literacy development. 

Keli is the author of the Literacy Speaks!® program. Literacy Speaks!® is a comprehensive program driven by orthographic instruction (printed cues) designed to improve speech intelligibility, enhance phonological awareness and expand language skills while establishing a strong literacy foundation.

For more information on Keli Richmond visit www.LiteracySpeaks.com.       

Customer Reviews:

"We have implemented Literacy Speaks! across our early childhood speech/language department and have seen big changes with some students who were just unable to grasp a certain sound or word using pictures. We received a positive response from parents and other educators as well." – SLP (Feb 2016) 

"I use the cards a lot in my therapy sessions. The kids really like the colorful drawings and the stories." – SLP (Feb 2016) 

"I attended Keli's session at NCSHLA in the Spring of 2014 and purchased the Literacy Speaks! to take back to our outpatient clinic. I have quite a few pediatric patients, and I began to use it with almost all of them. I have found it especially helpful for treating final consonant deletions, but also it gives a very structured approach for autistic children, which they need. The children and parents love it. I went ahead and printed out the pages, and placed them in 3-ring binders, organized by letters. I can quickly run the pages through the copier, then I just staple the "books" together. I highly recommend "Literacy Speaks" for any SLP working with a pediatric population." – SLP (Sept 2015)

"I have used this program at a school for children with behavior problems. My students enjoy the pictures and short stories." – SLP (Sept 2015) 

"I saw Keli Richmond do a presentation on Literacy Speaks! at our state SLP conference. When she talked about incorporating orthographic cues into therapy, I was excited because I have been doing this for years with huge success! Her program makes it so easy for all of the SLP's in our office to incorporate literacy into our articulation treatment. The kids LOVE the books, and it is so great to have such successful "readers", even as young as 3 years old. We have seen tremendous growth, not only in articulation, but also in early literacy skills and even better attention with the use of this program. Kids are able to self-correct because they have the phonemic representation for the orthographic cue. I especially love that they have several different /r/ sounds available including vocalic /r/ at the beginning and the ending of words. And, it is so great to have a product that targets vowels! Literacy Speaks! has been such an asset to our program and has really increased the quality of services we provide. And, it is SO easy to use! We can't get enough of this program! In fact, I have requested that they expand the program to include consonant blends as well as consonants in the medial position. Can't wait to see more of this product!"
—Emily Hathaway, MS, CCC-SLP & Clinical Director

 "After using the Literacy Speaks! materials for only a few weeks, my young students began to enjoy looking for letters. Sounds in a particular word position that children have struggled with for a long time just "seemed to click". With the use of the Literacy Speaks!® program, my students can see where sounds are located in words."
—Early Childhood Speech-Language Pathologist

 "This program is highly successful for children that are making little or no progress with traditional therapy.  I observed dramatic improvements in my students with Final Consonant Deletion. Literacy Speaks! not only remediates difficult  error patterns, it creates phonemic awareness!"
—Early Childhood Speech-Language Pathologist

"I have one student who I was particularly 'stumped' with and I began using your program with him. What a difference! His DIBELS scores for phoneme segmentation have gone from 0-30 and alphabetic principal from 0-20, all in two months time. It is so exciting to see how much he loves the take home books. I have to have one for him each speech sessions...if not, he is very disappointed. As I walk him back to his kindergarten class, he stops anyone he can find in the hallway and asks them if they would like to hear him read!"
—K.M., Coordinator of Speech Services

"It has been absolutely amazing the progress our children have made from this program!"  
—J.K., Center Supervisor, CANI Head Start

"You have created quite a unique and EFFECTIVE program! For all the very busy SLPs out there who needed a program like this, I thank you."
—Coordinator of Speech Services

"I have taught at-risk preschoolers for many years, and I am thrilled to say that Literacy Speaks! has been the most successful literacy approach I have ever used. Not only did my English speakers make remarkable strides in letter/sound correlations, but even my ESL students markedly improved their literacy and language skills. And the children were fully engaged throughout the process! A great program!"
—C.L., Head Start Teacher

"I was excited to find that 7 out of 9 of my self-contained special education preschoolers moved on to general education kindergarten and are either no longer eligible for special education services or will receive only minimal support as a result of consistently using Literacy Speaks! in my classroom. My 4-year-olds are identifying letters and sounds while increasing their language skills and remarkably, non-verbal 3-year olds are matching letters. Literacy Speaks! has inspired a diverse group of students with a variety of learning and achievement!"
—Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

"The Literacy Speaks! Program has dramatically improved my daughter's speech. Now, she enjoys searching for letters and has finally become aware of the sounds she is using in her speech. She is even beginning to correct several sounds on her own!”
—Parent of 4-year-old preschool student

"I have presented the first 3 sets at a district SLP meeting. Everyone was impressed with the strategy of letter-sound recognition first before pictures. They got that big take-away message loud and clear. One of our supervisors mentioned how this program goes right along with the Readwell program utilized in our MM and MS classrooms. Thanks again for putting together such a great tool. All the kids especially love the stories. The Kinder parents are knocked out at their kids 'reading' the high frequency word sentences.”


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More Offerings by: Keli Richmond


  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e64 Simultaneously Improve Speech Intelligibility, Enhance Phonological Awareness and Develop Language/Literacy Skills with Orthographic Instruction
Keli Richmond, MS, CCC-SLP
0.4 $79.00
e65 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Build Speech, Language and Literacy Skills With Orthographic Instruction!
Keli Richmond, MS, CCC-SLP
0.25 $35.00


  Title Price  
Literacy Speaks!® Kit 1  $99.00
Literacy Speaks!® Kit 2 $99.00
Literacy Speaks!® Kit 3 $99.00
Literacy Speaks!® Kit 4 $99.00
Literacy Speaks!® 5-Kit COMPLETE SET $371.00


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