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Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 1 – Basic Level

Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 1 – Basic Level


Price: $199.00





Develop vocal skills for children who struggle to speak.

Special Combo Offers!

Save $100: Kit 1 & Kit 2 Combo

Save $75: Kit 1 & Workout Book

Save $75: Kit 1 & Training DVD Set

Kaufman Kit 1
teaches children to combine consonants and vowels to form words while controlling for oral-motor difficulty. The 225 visual referent cards were selected specifically to target and teach the syllable shapes children need to master to become effective vocal/verbal communicators. Treatment methods employ a systematic and progressive approach of simplifying word pronunciation patterns to shape and expand verbal expression and make communication easier for children with childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders.

This highly effective approach builds intelligibility through a hierarchy of successive "word shell" approximations based on least physiological effort of target words. The clinician also is able to introduce more complex phoneme patterns as the child's ability improves, thus maintaining the child's ability to speak at his or her maximum level.

Included 52-page manual explains the Kaufman approach and how these methods can help children progress quickly from a simple core vocabulary toward becoming effective, functional, intelligible communicators. Ages 2 to 8. Made in the USA. 

  • Targets synthesis of sounds: /b, d, h, m, n, p, t, w/ 
  • Trains children to combine consonants and vowels to form words.
  • Teaches the pivot syllable shapes children need to master to become effective vocal/verbal communicators.
  • Explains the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) methods in the included manual. 
  • Includes 225 visual referent cards (5" x 7").
  • See Kaufman Kit 2 for sequencing words with /k, g, f, s, sh/ & blends /s, r, l/.
  • In-Depth Training Available >

Kaufman Kit 1 Cards - USE


Controls for oral-motor difficulty.
Each card breaks down the target word into a series of successive word approximations based on the least physiological effort. These "word shells" provide a verbal avenue by which children communicate at their own skill level with success!



Boy pg 5 cropped

Target Word List Includes:

  • Syllable shapes children need to master to become effective vocal/verbal communicators
  • Unique pivot syllables such as "ny" or "dle/do" which are not
    included in other apraxia treatment materials
  • CVCV Simple Repetitive Syllables
  • VC Initial Consonant Deletion
  • CV Consonant-Vowel
  • VCV Vowel-Consonant-Vowel
  • CV1CV2 Repetitive Syllables with Vowel Change
  • C1V1C2V2 Simple Bisyllabics
  • CVC Assimilation
  • CVC Bilabial Assimilation
  • CVC Tip-Alveolar Assimilation
  • CVCVCV Simple Polysyllabics
  • C1V1C2V2 Plus CVC
  • Synthesis of /m, t, b, d, h, n, w, p/


Quickly builds motor-speech coordination and allows children with apraxia to begin processing immediately from a simple core vocabulary toward becoming effective vocal/verbal communicators. 

How much time is required?

About 15 minutes to complete a session. 


Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol Treatment Progression:

A systematic and progressive treatment program utilizing word simplification patterns to shape and expand
verbal communication while controlling for oral-motor difficulty throughout the treatment process.

 Kaufman Treatment Progression

Kaufman Progression Buttons

Kaufman Progression Test

Kaufman Test

Kaufman Progression Kits

Kaufman Kit 1 &
Kaufman Kit 2

Kaufman Progression Workout Book

Kaufman Workout Book

Kaufman Progression Puzzle


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Kaufman Kit 1
Available in the UK 

Additional Photos:

What's Included?

  • 225 durable and engaging picture cards targeting the sounds: /m, t, b, d, h, n, w, p/. 
  • Cards are 5"x7" with bright color illustrations on the front and phonemic approximations
    "word shells" on the reverse side.
  • Color coded cards & dividers designed for easy organization.
  • Durable carrying case with handle for easy transport.
  • Instructional manual including:
 Kaufman Kit manual new pic
 Kaufman Kit 1 open

Target Audience:

For SLPs working with children who are having difficulty with the production, synthesis, and/or sequencing of words with /p, b, m, t, d, n, h/.  The visual referents are most appropriate for children ages 2-8.


Nancy Kaufman,


Since 1979, Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP, has dedicated herself to establishing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP), a treatment approach to help children become effective vocal communicators. The K-SLP has evolved over the years to include the most current research in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), motor learning, and applied behavior analysis (ABA), and its methods and materials are used by speech-language pathologists worldwide. In addition, many ABA specialists have adopted the K-SLP for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Nancy lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on the subject of CAS and other speech sound disorders in children. Families from around the country and the world travel to the Kaufman Children's Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc (KCC) in West Bloomfield, Michigan to participate in intensive, specialized therapy programs. The KCC continues to grow, offering renowned speech, language, occupational therapy, sensory integration, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) center and home-based autism programs.

Nancy serves on the professional advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), on the board of visitors of Wayne State University's Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development, and is the speech-language pathologist consultant for the Parish School and Carruth Center in Houston, Texas, and Suburban Speech Center in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Nancy has been honored by both of her alma maters: she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Wayne State University in 2015 and the Outstanding Alumni Award from Michigan State University in 2010. She was awarded the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the West Bloomfield Township Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Business Person of the Year Award in 2015. She was also recognized by the Lawrence Technological University Leaders & Innovators program. The KCC has received MSHA's Clinical Service Award and Corp! Magazine's Best of Michigan Business Award. Nancy has three grown children and resides with her husband in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Customer Reviews:

Click here to read an in-depth Kaufman Kit 1 blog review >>

—Tori (Jake's Journey with Apraxia) 1/21/2015

"I love Kit 1 - and have used it several times over the years with toddlers and preschoolers. I find it gives them so much success and confidence - and the parents just love it! It really 'unlocks' something that leads to a growth in vocabulary and communication skills!"
Speech-Language Pathologist

"My son is still on Kit 1, but he has made HUGE gains with the K-SLP methods. We purchased Kit 1 and Kit 2 for home use. He has gone from 35% accuracy to 100% on VCV (vowel-consonant-vowel) in a very short time!"

"I work with children with Autism and they enjoy working with Kit 1. I have seen huge improvements in overall communication and intelligibility...just seeing their ability to communicate more effectively has been wonderful!"
Speech-Language Pathologist

"My son is still using Kit 1 with his SLP, and we also have a set at home to practice with. It has been such a great tool for him! He started therapy off at 2 & 1/2 years old and was essentially nonverbal. Now, he's three and has been making slow, but steady progress! He loves the cards!"

"I have Kits 1 & 2 along with the Workout Book. I had a little guy who was starting with Kit 1 in August and we are into Kit 2 now. He loves the cards and the "puppy book", especially Moppy! He loves making up his own phrases with the cards. One of his sisters saw me at the store and she came up and hugged me and said 'Thank you for teaching my brother to talk! We can understand him now!'"
Speech-Language Pathologist

"I work in the schools and my biggest success was the parents giving me the best compliments as they couldn't believe the success received with increased intelligibility...using these Kits! I can't thank you enough!"
Speech-Language Pathologist

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More Offerings by: Nancy Kaufman


October 2017
Oct 6 Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication Dallas, TX (Richardson)
Oct 20 Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication Reston, VA (DC Area)
Oct 27 Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication Atlanta, GA
November 2017
Nov 3 Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication Baltimore, MD (Timonium)
December 2017
Dec 1 Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication Chicago, IL (Naperville)


  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e02 Evaluation and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol (K-SLP)
Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP
0.4 $79.00
e03 Post Test & CEUs: Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol DVD Set (viewer CEUs only – no materials included)
Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP
0.4 $49.00
e155 Eight Behavioral Teaching Strategies for Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP
0.4 $79.00


  Title Price  
Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 2 – Advanced Level $199.00
Kaufman Speech Praxis Test (KSPT) $180.00
Kaufman Speech Praxis Test Score Sheets (KSPT) $30.00
K&K Sign To Talk Nouns $111.00
Kaufman (K-SLP) Workout Book - 2nd Edition $99.00
K&K Sign To Talk Verbs $95.00
Kaufman Mutt Family Total Language Builder $149.00
Kaufman (K-SLP) Instructional DVD Set $99.00
Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 1 & Workout Book $223.00
K&K Sign To Talk Nouns & Verbs $193.00
Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kits 1 & 2 $298.00
Kaufman (K-SLP) Instructional DVD Set & Treatment Kit 1 $223.00
Kaufman (K-SLP) Instructional DVD Set & Treatment Kit 2 $223.00
Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 2 & Workout Book $223.00
Kaufman Apraxia: What's In Your Doghouse? $89.00


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