The resources here are free to use and download under creative commons copyright. This means you can use and share them but we would appreciate an email requesting permission if you want to rebrand the materials for your own practice. We would be grateful for your acknowledging the source of the materials as appropriate.
- Evidence Brief on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech
This handout provides a brief summary of the current (Jan 2020) research evidence which can be used with funding agencies, schools and other health professionals.
We have also appeared in a number of podcasts exploring CAS and ReST treatment. These include:
Information for parents and carers about ReST treatment
- Parent Handout – General information for parents about ReST.
This PDF will help you decide if ReST is the right treatment for an individual child. Use it to help guide discussions between the speech pathologist and the family.
- Readiness Checklist
Resources for clinicians
The manual contains detailed instructions about every step of ReST therapy. It should be used in conjunction with this website as they are interwoven.
- Therapy Materials These materials have been used in our studies to provide therapy. You can use them freely and adapt them to your client as you need to.
- Resources in Italian | Risorse in lingua italiana di trattamento di transizione rapida con sillaba.
These resources were created by Ilaria Scarcella.
Polysyllabic words can be used for assessment purposes and/ or as a follow-up probe.
Polysyllabic sentences are for older children who have less severe difficulties. They will challenge a child’s motor skill abilities.
Word Lists for Therapy
Please see the manual on how to use these word lists in therapy. We have provided example words in 2 and 3 syllable forms and accompanying therapy resource materials (cards, powerpoint displays and data sheets). You can use these for your client without any changes IF they need the same phonemes BUT if they need to work on different phonemes you can modify them. One of the easiest ways to do this is by using the Microsoft Word/ Powerpoint “replace” function.
- ReST words using /f d b k/ – 2 and 3 syllables
- ReST Words /f d b k/ on cards – 2 syllables
- ReST Words /f d b k/ on cards – 3 syllables
- ReST Words /b t f g/ on cards – 2 syllables
- ReST Words /b t f g/ on cards – 3 syllables
- More ReST words – on therapy cards
These are modified versions of the data sheets we used in the research. You need to populate it with the words you have selected for each child. Please feel free to modify the forms as you need to but remember that systematic data collection is really important to step up and step down your goal hierarchy.
Use these data sheets if you are using our stimuli or if you can modify our stimuli to meet your client’s needs. If you would like to modify them, the easiest way is to use the ‘replace all’ function in word. Open the document, select the column with the treatment words, use the ‘replace all’ function and then save as the new file name. E.g. Our list has nonsense words with fdbk and you want to use ftbk instead. Open the first data sheet, select the column with our words in it, using the menu go to replace, then enter d in the find box and t in the replace box and select replace all. You have just created a new set of words. You need to use the save as function and then open the other 11 data sheets in the set to modify them. You can also do the same with the PowerPoint slides if you are going to use them.
3 Syllables (fdbk) Data Sheets
3 syllables (btfg) Data Sheet
2 Syllables (fdbk)
2 Syllables (btfg) Data Sheets
Use the blank data sheet if you have to create new words and cannot use any of the existing word lists. Once you have made the 20 words, randomise them 5 times using an online list randomiser and then paste the 5 lists into the first sheet. This will give you a data sheet for the first session. You will then need to do the same for the other 11 sessions although you can use the initial five randomisations again don’t use the sets in the same order again. The asterisk in the feedback column tells you when to give feedback, it was also randomised.
Example Visual Timetable
ReST Treatment Data Graph
Use this treatment data graph to see how your client is progressing. All you have to do is place your data (numbers) in the relevant boxes, and a graph will automatically be made for you.
ReST Probe (btfg)
We have created some ReST resources for clients who speak Italian. If you have created other ReST resources in a different language, we would love to hear from you, and with your permission, share the resources on the ReST website.These resources were created by Ilaria Scarcella.
ReST – Guida per i genitori | ReST – Parent’s Handout
Lista parole multisillabiche | Multisyllabic word list
Test parole polisillabiche | Test of Polysyllables
If you have created resources for ReST, we would love to hear from YOU! This may include therapy word lists, PowerPoints, or resources in a different language.The following resources were donated by Suzanne Thompson.