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Speech activities and Strategies

Elementary Speech activities and Strategies

Incorporating strategies that stimulate language into a student's daily routine, both at school and at home, can significantly improve their ability to express themselves verbally and participate with their peers. These resources will provide you with easy-to-implement ideas for getting your student to use more complex sentences and build their vocabulary. Just asking questions like, "What was your favorite part about vacation?" vs. "How was your vacation?" will often generate a better more expressive response than the proverbial, "Fine." For students are difficult to understand, we have some helpful strategies that will help you cue them how to speak more clearly and reduce stuttering.

Understanding what is typical in speech/language development is a key skill for both parents and educators. These resources will help you learn about what skills should be present at what age and how to help children move forward in their development. Research shows that the earlier that we help students overcome language, sound production and articulation deficits, the better. "Old habits die hard," so catching and correcting errors early is much easier in the long run.

Secondary Speech activities and Strategies

Even older students can struggle with receptive and expressive language.  While harder to correct on secondary students, these students can learn skills that enable them to self correct and compensate, making them more effective and active participants in your classroom.

Fact Sheet Speech Therapy for Secondary Students

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