Child Speech Therapy
Let us look at a few more child speech therapy techniques.
Catch the Word: This is a very noisy, yet interesting and a fun child speech therapy activity that children can be allowed to do in the classroom. Write down the words that target particular sounds on pieces of paper. Make teams of two and seat the two members of the team to face each other. One of the two children in each team should toss the paper into the air and the children without leaving the chair should catch the paper.
Whoever does it first should frame an own sentence using the word. Then, the next child will follow suit. In the end, the teacher can calculate who has done the maximum sentences.
Decoration Activities: Ask the children during the session to decorate the classrooms with the material you provide. While decorating, they can get to talk and interact with each other. During this time, the child’s speech and other aspects can be assessed.
Communication Between Student and Teacher: Maintaining a rapport with the children is very important. Discuss with the children from time to time about how they are doing and what more they wish to do in the future. Also, advise them on what to work on and progress.
Files and Folders: Make a chart consisting of all the children’s names and assignments. Every student usually carries back their assignment sheets in a folder. When the assignment comes back completed, mark the assignment column next to the respective kid as completed. Whoever finishes the assignments first would receive a prize at the end of the term. This way, a sense of competition can be inculcated into the kids.
General Skills: Children who suffer from autism spectrum disorders fail to understand the common facial expressions shown by normal people. During speech therapy sessions, the teacher can create a secret signal that only one particular student would understand. When the teacher makes that sign, that student would have to decipher the sign and act accordingly. This can be used to enable reading facial expressions easily.
More child speech therapy ideas to follow.