Free Speech Therapy Resources

If you’re a speech therapist in the United States, you know how important your work is for your patients. You help people with problems like stuttering and dysarthria, and you help them overcome their speech impediments. You’ve worked hard to earn your credentials—and if you’re reading this, you’ve likely already done so. But now that you’re a licensed speech therapist, how can you improve?

Make sure you have the right tools on hand at home to improve your child’s speech. There are a few simple things you can do to make the most of every opportunity to practice and improve.

One simple tool is a mirror: hang one in your child’s room or playroom so that he/she can see his/her face as he/she talks. Seeing his/her own mouth move can help him/her learn which sounds are made with certain movements.

You should also have a dry-erase or chalkboard: whenever you hear your child struggling with a sound, write it down so that you both remember to work on it later. You can write words or sentences that contain that sound, and then practice reading them together (or drawing them on the board!) until the sound is correct.

Another useful tool is an app on your phone: find an app like [app name] , which has games designed by SLPs to help kids practice their speech skills at home. You can play these games together so they feel more like fun.

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