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Help needed! doing speech therapy with 6 yr old but no experience! Any pointers most welcome!

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justonemorethread Sat 05-Sep-15 07:24:50

Thank you!
I am living in Africa and my children go to an international school.
One of their friends needs speech therapy and school cannot provide it ( no therapists here at the moment)
As I am a teacher with a tiny bit of experience in sen and learning support the mum asked me in desperation to try doing some sessions. I have been researching and she had an assessment done back home. Problem is low muscle tone and he has a few tools to do exercises with his tongue, a whistle etc.
But it's not enough to give two 30 Min sessions a week. I want to set some small targets and work carefully through a programme, but not sure where best to get information! It's a minefield on the internet and such a specialism, but at the same time I feel I could learn a bit from this and help him at the same time.
I told the mum I have no previous experience of this and trying to do some research, and I'm not charging. However it would be great if I could do something helpful.

So, if you can help with specific ideas for games or point me towards some useful websites I would be most grateful.
Thanks!

justonemorethread Sat 05-Sep-15 09:04:19

Just a little bump!

JumpingJack56 Sat 05-Sep-15 09:09:39

Hi my dd's speech therapist used to set us activities to do from this website mommyspeechtherapy.com
It's an American site so bare that in mind when it comes to certain words/spellings which are different from the UK but it is designed by a speech therapist and has some really useful info on.

Mitzi50 Sat 05-Sep-15 09:12:52

I am sure someone more experienced will come along but I used to do Mr Tongue with a small group of children

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=51703&p=0

Also blowing bubbles with a straw, table football with straw and ping pong ball. Looking at the mouth shapes in a mirror as they said particular sounds.

justonemorethread Sat 05-Sep-15 19:40:22

Thank you very much for the ideas, will look up the links!

PolterGoose Sun 06-Sep-15 12:06:31

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