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5 Exercises for speech therapy

Listed below are daily exercises to do with your child. Don’t try to implement everything at once. Instead, pick one of these things you think you can do, and try it for a week. Once it becomes a habit, add something else. Birth to 2 Years Pronouncing sounds like “ma,” “da,” and “ba.” Try to get your baby to say them back to you. Look at your baby when he makes sounds. Talk back to him, and say what he says. Pretend to have a conversation. Respond when your baby laughs or makes faces. Make the same faces back to her. Teach your baby to do what you do, like clapping your hands and playing peek-a-boo. Talk to your baby as you give him a bath, feed him, and get him dressed. Talk about what you are doing and where you are going. Tell him who or what you will

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Overcoming speech delays through reading

Many studies have proven that books are an excellent source for speech therapy. Through the use of reading, children can experience an improvement in comprehension, fluency, critical reasoning, vocabulary and expressive language skills/ Each night you can practice with your child from the list of books provided below. Each book is categorized by sounds children with speech problems often struggle with. Enjoy! R Sound: -The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle -Harriet’s Horrible Hair Day by Dawn Lesley Stewart S Sound: -The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani -Sledding by Elizabeth Winthrop -White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt L Sound: -5 Little Lady Bugs by Karyn Henley -Big, Small, Little Red Ball by Emma Dodd -Look Book by Tana Hoban SH Sound: -Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw -I Love My Shadow by Hans Wilhelm -Splish, Splash! by Sarah Weeks CH Sound: -Ah-Choo! by Margery Cuyler -Chicka Chicka

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At home resources for speech therapy

This is not limited to children with speech and language disorders. All children can benefit from a variety of language activities. Listed below are tips and ideas for talking to your child in ways that help develop better language skills. https://www.fuelthebrain.com/printables/ – This website includes a variety of print out worksheets for any age. https://en.e-learningforkids.org/language-arts/ – This website has many word recognition games for students. http://speechchick.com/?page_id=154 – Print outs that can help practice speech sounds https://www.sesamestreet.org/games – Games for younger students https://www.education.com/games/phonological-awareness/ – This website organizes games by grade level and includes phonics practice. https://www.storyplace.org/ –In this learning activity, kids are watching a story play out and they need to talk and practice skills throughout. https://www.funbrain.com/ – For older students to practice reading out loud. http://www.scholastic.com/parents/play/ – Learning games for all ages https://www.quia.com/pages/havemorefun.html – Games that practice sounds. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/speak-spell – A variety of pronunciation games for kids. How can Kidology

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How to get a sibling involved in speech therapy

At times like this when everyone is home, it’s hard to allocate equal time to everyone. It’s tough, but we can help. How does your child feel when their sibling gets speech therapy and they don’t? From the perspective of a child it seems that someone is coming to play games with their sibling and not them. Listed below are five ways that a sibling can participate in any speech language therapy sessions. Be sure to ask your child’s speech pathologist. 1. Siblings can be an excellent speech and language model When playing games or having simple conversation, using a sibling as a model can help ease the child 2. Siblings can help with a turn taking task Taking turns appropriately can not only help siblings get along better during therapy but also outside of therapy.Even when the pathologist is not there it’s a skill the child can constantly work

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Identifying Speech Problem Signs Early in Kids

Often parents feel like they need to correct a child’s stuttering, language or way of speech. However, once a caretaker identifies the speech problem signs early in their kids, there are many great useful tools to help your child. Through the use of these tools you can ensure that your child will reach their appropriate milestones without having feelings of Identify The Signs Birth- 2 months Not smiling or playing with others 4 – 7 months Not babbling 7 months – 1 year Making a few sounds. Not using gestures ie. waving or pointin 1 – 2 year Not understanding what others say 1 – 1 ½ year Saying only a few words 1 ½ – 2 year Not putting a two words together 2 year Saying fewer than 50 words 2 ½ – 3 years Having problems with early reading and writing. For example, your child may not like

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10 Reasons Why Early Education Pays Off - Kidology Inc.

10 Reasons Why Early Education Pays Off

Did you know that a baby forms 700 new neural connections per second? Many people think of early intervention or working with children at an early age as a downside. They worry that people will think their child is not as intelligent or lacks …

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