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Name:​​ Strengthening​​ Speech Skills

SKU:​​ ​​ SSSGST

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Solution Plan:​​ 

 

Waking up the speech mechanism!!​​ 

 

Tongue In-and-Out

 

Stick tongue out and hold it for 2 seconds, then pull it back in. Hold for 2 seconds and repeat.

Tongue Side-to-Side

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.

Tongue Up-and-Down

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

  • Read aloud

  • Practice tongue twisters​​ 

  • Practice in front of a mirror​​ 

 

 

Required Materials:

Home Items:​​ 

  • Mirror​​ 

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