Name: Strengthening Speech Skills
Waking up the speech mechanism!!
Stick tongue out and hold it for 2 seconds, then pull it back in. Hold for 2 seconds and repeat.
Open the mouth and move tongue to touch the right corner of the mouth. Hold for 2 seconds, then touch the left corner of the mouth. Hold for 2 seconds and repeat.
Open mouth and stick the tongue out. Then, reach the tongue up toward the nose. Hold for 2 seconds, then reach tongue down toward chin. Hold for 2 seconds and repeat.
Say Cheese! Practice in front of the mirror….
To help improve control the lips, practice smiling in front of a mirror. Smile then relax. Repeat as much as possible.
The mirror is important because it provides feedback, which is fuel for the brain!
Practices Your Kissy Face
Practice, practice, practice
Have individual listen to their speech
Monitor speed/rate of speech
Eliminate filler words as (um, hmm, you know)
Swallow excess saliva prior to speaking and when starting each sentence if necessary
Focus on the final sound of the word
Repeat words that are hard to say
Practice tongue twisters
Practice in front of a mirror