Home
Network with Others

Map of Site
 Regional Help
Informational Library
Specific Diagnosis
Custom Search
   

Speechville-Express
Speechville Express Routes
  • alternative routes
    augmentative communication
  • advocacy depot
    giving you the tools to "get there"
  • accompanying conditions
    associated issues and disabilities
  • complementary paths
    alternative and complementary therapies
  • kids' caboose
    just for kids - homework helpers, games, books and more
  • teen junction
    about teen-agers' issues
  • link line
    extensive links to further information
  • across the wire
    speech, language, disability, and education news
  • teachers' track
    helpful information for teachers
  • shop Speechville Express
    language and learning products
  • Who Said That?
    Books for Young Children:
    Working on and playing with speech and language

    Shop Speechville Express
  • Books
  • Software
  • Sensory Integration
  • Toys
  • DVDs
  • Music
  • Electronic Toys
  • Diagnosis Destinations

     aphasia


     apraxia or dyspraxia

    articulation disorders

    dysarthria

    late talking

    pervasive developmental disorder

    phonological disorder

    semantic pragmatic language disorder

    specific language impairment

    stuttering

    Shop Speechville

    Little Language Songs for Little Ones
    Music CD's to encourage Speech Development

    ________________

     


    Education Station  Helping at Home  Things to do at Home to Encourage Speech

    Speech therapists are trained to teach our kids to talk, but therapists are with our children for only a very short time compared to the amount of time we spend with them. It stands to reason that the best method of therapy is one that includes training of the families and encouragement of our subsequent participation in helping our children to learn to talk. Therapy for apraxia includes some or all of the following: auditory, visual, and tactile cues; individual sounds practiced with varying rate, intensity, and pitch; word practice; and syllable practice. Bring these tactics into your daily life in creative ways. In general, follow these guidelines:

    • overenunciate
    • repeat words again and again
    • vary pronunciations: say words slower, deeper, higher
    • break the word or sentence down into syllables
    • define words often
    • give positive feedback
    • accept approximations
    • avoid power struggles

    If your child isn't cooperative, stop and try something else later. Look for and think of opportunities to practice speech. Always remember that difficulty verbalizing when feeling pressured is symptomatic of apraxia, as well as other speech disorders. Your objective is to help your child speak, but speech will be inhibited if too much pressure is put on the child. And finally, aim for these activities with your child to be fun for both of you.

    Adapting Your Home
    Using Games, Toys and Books
    Physical Activities
    Playing with Mirrors
    Music and Singing
    Stretching Conversations Further
    Playing with Food
    Toys and DVDs to Encourage Speech and Language

    Music and Other Audio to Promote Speech Development

     


    Recommended Products by Diagnosis Found Here


     Language Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops
     Help for Late Talking and Language Delay



     

    Featured Products:

    Ask questions & find answers at Speechville's message board!

    _______

    Bounce: Let's Talk!

    Books to Encourage Speech and Language

    ____________________

    Speechville Express is a resource for families, educators, and medical professionals, offering information about language development in children, helping those who care for toddlers and young children who are late talkers, and connecting you with others who have been down this road. Language disorders and communication impairments included are apraxia, stuttering, pervasive developmental disorder, dysarthria, and aphasia, among others.

    About the Site | copyright Speechville | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement | E-Mail Speechville | Advanced Search | Home
    Last updated: Friday, Apr 18th 2014
    Copyright © Speechville, LLC. All rights reserved.