Teaching the basic skills of speech is extremely important to help you overcome stuttering. Although stuttering can be a frustrating experience, it can also be a fun activity to do with your friends. However, there are many things that you should consider when doing this activity. First of all, it is important to make sure that children have the basic skills in their speech so that they will not have problems with communicating with others later in life. Also, individuals who stutter can benefit from physical movement activities since this helps them focus on what they are saying.
These games are intended to be used as an adjunct therapy with clients who need speech therapy in order to attain optimal communication and word retrieval skills. The primary purpose of these games is to help therapists facilitate word retrieval and improve articulation skills, thus promoting greater independence.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are a crucial part of the speech therapy process. We all know that kids with language delays will often have difficulty articulating and understanding what they hear; we also know that many children with autism experience sensory overload issues that make it hard for them to process sound. The job of the SLP is to provide a place where these kids can have fun while they learn to talk and communicate more effectively.
So, it’s no wonder that there’s a huge market for games that help increase articulation, improve auditory processing, and improve language development in both children with language delays and those with autism. These games promote speech development through fun activities such as listening, speaking, rhyming, reading, and writing.
One of my favorites is the Phonics Monster game. With this game, you work on sounds in words and syllables. You still use flashcards, but you also play sound games like “CVC” cards, “cah” cards (“cat” and “hat”), “ca” cards (“ca” and “cam”), and “cah” cards (“caa” and “cam”) until you get the hang of it.
The goal of speech therapy is to help patients recover their ability to communicate in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Speech therapy can create a positive atmosphere for speech-language pathologists, and can have a lasting impact on the patients’ communication skills. One of the best ways to make therapy fun is by providing games or puzzles that require concentration and cooperation.
In this activity, you will learn how to play a simple game of “Simon Says” with your patient. The game requires very little equipment and supplies, but provides tremendous benefits for patients who are trying to improve their language skills.
To begin the activity, ask the patient to stand up straight, face you, and put one hand on their hip. Then instruct them to say “Simon says” as a single phrase. The patient may repeat the phrase several times before you begin playing.
Instruct the patient to put both hands on their hips, so that they are facing forward. Tell them to say Simon says as a single phrase again. The second time you play, instruct your patient to take one hand off their hip and place it palm down on the opposite hip, so that they look like Simon is coming toward them at a normal speed; they should still say Simon says as a single phrase this time.
Examples of Fun Games for Speech Therapy
- Sight Words
The game uses a variety of visual prompts, such as color-changing letters and numbers, to help your child practice his or her word recognition. When a letter is named, the game will display its sound on the screen and play the corresponding sound. When the game is over, the words that were recognized are recorded.
- Piggy Bank
This game helps children learn their 26 most commonly used sounds. The object of the game is to drop money into a piggy bank while avoiding objects that block your path. As you progress through each level, more challenging obstacles will appear in front of you, so it’s important to stay focused when learning a new sound.
- Spelling Bee
The object of this game is to spell words by spelling out the alphabet as they scroll across the screen. As you select each letter, the corresponding letter onscreen will flash.
- Word Game
The object of this game is for children to select one word at a time from three choices before time runs out. As you make your choices, a colorful word bank appears.