Speech therapy(15 Posts)
Am looking for recommendations for speech and Language websites.
My ds (4) has moderate speech and understanding difficulties and has made great progress in the last 15 months, he was severe, am delighted with his progress.
We've moved from Yorkshire to North Scotland last year and it's taken a little time to get the assessment done (very frustrating).
We're now working on clapping out the syllibils in words of was online this morning looking for images of things with 4 syllibils and pictures of situations so that he could describe what was happening but I really struggled.
If anyone has any suggestions of websites /books I could use I'd be very grateful.
If you are looking for stuff to do yourself at home with him I use www.mommyspeechtherapy.com
There are lots of tips, articles on the process of speech development as well as pictures for each sound in each position for use when you are working on a particular sound. It's a fab website and I use it all the time.
There is also www.speakingofspeech.com and probably others I can't think of right now. I tend to google the thing I want and have discovered a few websites this way.
Thank you, yes was just for things I can do at home to support his development and what the therapist has setout for him. I'll look those up tonight. I've done lots today with him, without him realising he was actually learning and find helpful when the older children join in, he finds the games more fun.
Yes it's great when you can disguise it
I have done things like putting words under skittles and playing bowling, making bingo games, fishing games where he had to catch a word. This weekend I bought some sand and buried things in there for him to pull out.
We were working on 's' recently so I printed out lots of s pictures for both him and his sister and they both made a collage talking about what they were sticking on and DS was making up stories with it as he was going along. I think if his sister is doing it as well he doesn't feel like I'm making him work lol!
That's great , like the sand idea. We're working on sylibils , clapping the sylibils in the word. I've made a scrap book of loads different themes etc. it's part of a game called fuzzy word box that the speech therapist introduced. It uses picture cards and we pic 10 cards a week, clap syllables then ask a series of questions about the picture, where do you find it? What does it smell like/feel/sound etc. Have to say it's working well.
We went to the library today too and instead of reading the words we made up our own stories behind the pictures.
Love hearing how others support their children it gives me food for thought.
The scrap book sounds fab. We did lots of clapping syllables in the early days too as this was a bit issue for DS a while ago. Glad it's working well.
You can get articulation station app for the ipad which is really good too
Yes we have articulation station which is good, I only bought each sound as I needed it rather than the whole thing as it is expensive. I also recently got articulation carnival for iPad which is similar but what I liked about this one was that when I bought the l sound for example, it included all the l blends as well whereas on the other they were separate. And DS really likes the games on this one as a reward. They are American which can be bait annoying but you can remove some words if you don't want them in there.
Talking of iPad apps, ds's therapist recently used one with him called puppet pals. They pick characters and a background and then they can make a story up using them and cam move them around the screen. They can record themselves telling the story and then listen back to it to see if they have used the target sounds or whatever you are working on. It's free for the first few characters and you can add to it if you want to but you don't have to.
I like the puppet idea too.
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