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Saturday, February 14, 2009

On our toes with creativity

Being a speech therapist, you need to constantly upgrade yourself on creativity. You need to have it in your gut too. When you see the child getting bored with one way of teaching, e.g. how to say a sound, you know its time to change strategy.

Here are two that I just discovered in between sessions:

1.When working on a target sound in the word level, instead of repetition and exaggerated production, you could sing the words to a familiar music to the child. We sang the other day (working on clusters st-) to Bob the Builder: story story,sto o o ry.its a new way of saying boring words. it teaches them to split words at different place depending on the music, working on intonation also.

2. We were learning to make short sentences with target words for articulation. Instead of making plain simple sentences like, "Spiders are scary" we made funny non sense sentences. For e.g.: "Spider: I saw a pink spider wearing a dress".

We have a great time laughing over it and child doesn't even feel its an exercise.

Come down to their level , when you teach them. It's a different view from where they are.

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