Speech therapy is an essential part of the recovery process for many people who have a speech impediment. It can also be helpful for other language-based problems, such as dysphagia therapy or apraxia or aphasia treatment, and even for those recovering from strokes.
However, traditional speech therapy can get boring after a while. Who wants to practice tongue twisters and read aloud from books when you could instead be out enjoying life? Well, what if there was something that combined the benefits of speech therapy with the fun of a game?
Jenga Speech Therapy is more than just the popular game of balance and wordplay—it’s also a way to get people working on their verbal skills in a supportive environment where it’s okay to make mistakes. And unlike traditional speech therapy games, Jenga Speech Therapy is so much fun your friends won’t even know they’re learning.
Jenga Speech Therapy helps children learn to talk using a game that looks like Jenga. The blocks come with pictures of objects, and the child has to name the object on the block before removing it. If the child can’t name an object, then he or she must draw one card from a separate deck that has actions on it, such as “Say your favorite animal,” “Name ten fruits,” or “Sing ‘It’s A Small World.'” The children move the pieces back and forth while they play.
The Jenga Speech Therapy app is designed to help people with speech impediments practice their pronunciation in a fun, engaging way. The user will play the classic game of Jenga, with the twist that each block has a word or phrase on it—so instead of building a tower and then pulling out blocks, the player will pull out blocks and then read them aloud.
Communication is such an important aspect of our lives, and yet many people take it for granted. The ability to speak clearly and effectively impacts our relationships, job opportunities, and even self-esteem. There are many reasons why someone might struggle with speech, such as physical disabilities or autism spectrum disorders.
That’s why we created Jenga Speech Therapy, a self-guided program that helps you develop the skills and tools that are important in speech therapy, at home. We know that life gets busy, and we don’t want that busyness to stand in the way of making sure you can communicate clearly and confidently.
Jenga Speech Therapy allows you to use our app to submit videos of yourself doing exercises designed to strengthen the muscles in your mouth, throat, and neck that are used for speaking and swallowing. The therapists will review your videos and offer feedback on how to make small improvements toward your goals. They’ll also give you exercises specific to your needs so that you can continue making progress between sessions.
Whether you’re a speech therapist, an educator, or a parent, we’ve all had to deal with the struggle of helping children improve their communication skills. And for speech therapists, the challenge of finding new and innovative solutions that engage young patients is even greater. Jenga Speech Therapy provides game-based solutions to help them achieve this goal.
Jenga Speech Therapy takes a revolutionary approach to the traditional Jenga game by utilizing specifically designed blocks that present activities rather than questions. With these blocks there are no right or wrong answers; instead, students must complete a task such as stacking blocks on top of each other or creating a tower by pushing blocks together. These tasks encourage active participation and communication between students through body language and vocalization—all while keeping them engaged in learning activities.
The game takes the form of a Jenga tower, where the user must navigate to the top of the tower by removing blocks one by one. If a block is removed which causes the tower to fall over, then the game ends and the user loses. As they ascend, they are awarded points for how many blocks they were able to remove without causing the tower to fall over. The goal of this game is to reach the top of the tower before it falls over. Blocks are removed from different levels of the tower according to a set pattern defined by each level’s requirements. For example, level 1 requires that users remove blocks from levels 1-3 in order (1-2-3), level 2 requires removal on levels 4-6 in order (4-5-6), etc. These patterns can be more difficult than they seem since there may only be one valid path up or down depending on what level you’re on.