In speech, the students love to keep track of where they are on “the hamburger” and are always excited to move up a level. This hamburger represents the hierarchy that is followed when working on speech sounds. The students first learn tongue placement for a sound and practice it in isolation, then move into syllables, words, phrases/sentences, reading, and then conversation. To reach mastery of one level and move to the next, a student has to get at least 90% accuracy on that level for 3 consecutive speech sessions. It’s fun and motivating for the students to be aware of and keep track of their own progress!