Advances in technology have opened up a lot of very effective and even fun ways to engage in speech therapy. Here, we look at some recent technology that will show you just how innovative the solutions can be.
Different games can help kids tackle a variety of speech issues in a fun, casual way, and can help bring speech therapy into their daily routine. In this blog, we will look at a few different games you can try out, and what they can do to help your child’s speech.
Traditionally, children develop their social skills by observing their family and those around them. They listen and pick up words, turns of phrase and social etiquette from their daily interactions. Regular exposure to different social situations allows children to develop a bank of conversational behaviours to draw upon.
Blowing bubbles is a fun activity for both parents and kids alike, but it may come as a surprise that it is also a popular pastime of speech-language therapists too. While it may appear to be completely unrelated to SLT, blowing bubbles can actually have a wide variety of benefits patients who have conditions such as autism
For most of us, idioms are something we pick up naturally as we go through life, but for others, it can be a struggle to understand these seemingly random strings of words.
Most people with a lisp have issues pronouncing an "S" or "Z" sound. This is known as a Lateral Lisp. It is important to contact a speech and language therapist to get proper help for your lisp problem, however there are a few exercises you can do at home to get started.
It’s always great to have activities that can be incorporated with the time of the year. So, here are some great Autumn speech therapy activities that we have put together that you can do with your child to improve his/her speech and language skills.
One of the effective ways of reducing stammering in children is the use of exercises, which work by providing strength to speech organs like the lungs, tongue, trachea, lips and the jaw. These exercises either cure stammering completely or lower the intensity considerably.
There is no doubting the good that speech and language therapy brings to its recipients, but if the recipients are children, then it can be a little difficult to keep them engaged at times. If a child is not fully engaged with the therapy, then they are unable to take advantage of the benefits that speech and language therapy has to offer.
Children work hard at school, so when the summer comes around, it’s normal for them to want to let off a little steam. However, parents of children who have speech conditions may be a little wary of letting their children embrace the summer without running through some exercises to help with their child’s speech and language development.