Speech-Language Tips 

Monday, June 28, 2010 12:53:39 PM

Speech-Language Tips

September 6th: Language tip: The best language activities are every day activities. Follow your child's lead and communicate about what he is showing interest in at that moment.

August 30th: Speech tip: Time for back to school! If people have trouble understanding your child, choose 10 frequently occurring school/classroom words to practice saying, so that your child will increase intelligibility at school. I.E. Teacher’s name, school name, favorite recess equipment, etc.... This activity increases speech intelligibility and may increase confidence at the beginning of a new year.
August 23rd 2010: Speech tip: Need a fun way to work on speech sounds and articulation? Play a game of Uno or another favorite card game. Choose a sound and during each person's turn practice 5 words with the sound. This activity includes models, practice, and feedback!
August 16th 2010: Language tip: Playgrounds are great places to learn and practice prepositions. Children can be under bridges and slides, in swings and forts, and on monkey bars and gliders. By giving fun directions with prepositions, children have the opportunity to learn through movement. Once children are in their places, be sure to ask them to say where they are, so that they work on understanding and verbally expressing prepositions.
August 9th 2010: Language tip: Do your children have trouble following directions? Check to make sure they understand the terms in the directions such as before, after, next, on and under.
August 2nd 2010: Language tip: Increased processing time gives children extra time to process what has been said and to formulate a response. Research suggests that children benefit from close to a 1 second a pause.
July 26th 2010: Language Tip: Ask who, what, where, and when questions while reading to children. This activity helps children learn to focus on important information and learn to answer "Wh" questions. Practice "Wh" questions with "Wh" Question Quest.
July 12th 2010: Is your child working on correct sound production and articulation? Practice can be fun! Create a bingo board with words that start with the error sound. For example, a /r/ bingo board could have the words run, red, road, etc.... This is a great rainy day activity.
July 7th 2010: Planning a summer trip? Create a book with your child about what you are going to do on the trip by drawing pictures, writing, and finding photographs. You can add to the book during the trip and review it at the end of your trip. This activity teaches vocabulary, involves imagination, and increases communication about what to expect.

June 28th 2010: Repeat what your child says in an expanded form. Child points to a tree and says, "Bird on." You can say, "The bird is on the tree." This type of modeling helps children combine more words together. Imagine, the dog, expands and models short responses into sentences in Imagine Speech games. 

 

September 6th: Language tip: The best language activities are every day activities. Follow your child's lead and communicate about what he is showing interest in at that moment.

 

August 23rd 2010: Speech tip: Need a fun way to work on speech sounds and articulation? Play a game of Uno or another favorite card game. Choose a sound and during each person's turn practice 5 words with the sound. This activity includes models, practice, and feedback!

August 16th 2010: Language tip: Playgrounds are great places to learn and practice prepositions. Children can be under bridges and slides, in swings and forts, and on monkey bars and gliders. By giving fun directions with prepositions, children have the opportunity to learn through movement. Once children are in their places, be sure to ask them to say where they are, so that they work on understanding and verbally expressing prepositions.

August 9th 2010: Language tip: Do your children have trouble following directions? Check to make sure they understand the terms in the directions such as before, after, next, on and under.

August 2nd 2010: Language tip: Increased processing time gives children extra time to process what has been said and to formulate a response. Research suggests that children benefit from close to a 1 second a pause.

July 26th 2010: Language Tip: Ask who, what, where, and when questions while reading to children. This activity helps children learn to focus on important information and learn to answer "Wh" questions. Practice "Wh" questions with "Wh" Question Quest.

July 12th 2010: Is your child working on correct sound production and articulation? Practice can be fun! Create a bingo board with words that start with the error sound. For example, a /r/ bingo board could have the words run, red, road, etc.... This is a great rainy day activity.

July 7th 2010: Planning a summer trip? Create a book with your child about what you are going to do on the trip by drawing pictures, writing, and finding photographs. You can add to the book during the trip and review it at the end of your trip. This activity teaches vocabulary, involves imagination, and increases communication about what to expect.

June 28th 2010: Repeat what your child says in an expanded form. Child points to a tree and says, "Bird on." You can say, "The bird is on the tree." This type of modeling helps children combine more words together. Imagine, the dog, expands and models short responses into sentences in Imagine Speech games.  

 

 

 

August 30th: Speech tip: Time for back to school! If people have trouble understanding your child, choose 10 frequently occurring school/classroom words to practice saying, so that your child will increase intelligibility at school. I.E. Teacher’s name, school name, favorite recess equipment, etc.... This activity increases speech intelligibility and may increase confidence at the beginning of a new year.
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