Carrier phrases are short, simple “stock” phrases we use to help kids and adults practice their skills and to transfer their therapy gains from single word to phrase levels.

We use carrier phrases a lot in speech therapy to bridge the gap between single word drills and self-generated sentences. This can help clients to transfer their skills from the clinic into the real world.

For example, in the last few months, we’ve used carrier phrases:

Let’s not waste precious time reinventing wheels! To help clients, families, members of the public and other speech pathologists, we’re pleased to present this short free resource with some of our favourite carrier phrases.

We hope you find this free resource useful. If you have any comments or other feedback, please get in touch!

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Banter Speech & Language is an independent firm of speech pathologists for adults and children. We help clients in our local area, including Concord, Concord West, North Strathfield, Rhodes, and Strathfield, and all other suburbs of Sydney.

Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the PreLit early literacy preparation program by MultiLit, the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.

David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP). David sits on Speech Pathology Australia’s Ethics Board and Professional Standards Advisory Committee.

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