What's New In Speech
We are currently working on seasonal vocabulary and core curriculum vocabulary.
Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters
Talk to your child and have them label things that they see in their environment, read to your child and ask them questions about what they have read, and listen to your child when they are speaking to you.
1. Do not tell the child to slow down or "relax."
2. Speak with the child in an unhurried way, pausing frequently.
3. Help all students learn to taken turns talking and listening.
4. Let your child know that you are listening to her message, not the way they are talking.
5. Try to decrease criticisms, rapid speech patterns, and interruptions.
6. Do not complete words or sentences for the child.
7. Do not make stuttering something to be ashamed about.
Make sure that your child understands the directions you have given them, by asking them to repeat the directions to you and then having them perform the task you requested.
Pragmatics - (Social Language), consist of organizational skills, sequencing information, critical thinking, making judgments and inferences, social appropriateness, and nonverbal communication. These areas are important because they affect listening, problem solving, reading comprehension, study skills, oral and written language and social interactions.
Voice - Noticeable differences in vocal pitch, quality, and volume can affect self-confidence and peer relationships. Poor vocal hygiene can lead to lasting physical changes of the vocal folds. Voice differences can be a symptom of medical concerns.