The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) is a treatment approach developed by Nancy Kaufman for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and other speech sound disorders to help children become vocal communicators. It is based on the fact that speech production is a fine motor skill and that full words are often difficult to master for children who struggle to speak. This program supports the child to simplify words and then build on their word approximations until they are able to produce the actual target vocabulary. K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates, Inc. has therapists that are trained in this program and can use these techniques if they are appropriate for your child.