The Smash Mat Speech Therapy program is a speech therapy program designed specifically for children ages 2+. It was developed by a pediatric speech-language pathologist with years of experience in treating autism and other developmental delays.
The Smash Mat Speech Therapy program uses the same principles of floor time that have been used for decades, but it adds an element that makes it especially fun and effective: children can deliver “smash” hits to their parents/therapists using soft foam balls, which also makes it more fun for parents and therapists.
The Smash Mat Speech Therapy program is easy to incorporate into your daily routine at home or in the classroom, ensuring that you get consistent speech practice multiple times a day.
Smash Mat Speech Therapy is a speech therapy game that lets you practice your words and sentences in a fun, engaging way. You can choose whether you want to practice your words or sentences, and then what skill you’d like to practice—and Smash Mat does the rest.
To play Smash Mat Speech Therapy, first choose whether you’d like to focus on words or sentences. Then choose the skill level that’s right for you: easy, medium, or hard.
When playing with words, Smash Mat will show you a word on the screen. Using the mic, say the word aloud as many times as you can within 10 seconds. As soon as you’re done saying the word out loud, smash it! The more correctly-said words you smash within 10 seconds, the better your score will be.
When playing with sentences, Smash Mat will show you a sentence on the screen. Using the mic, say the sentence aloud as many times as you can within 10 seconds. As soon as you’re done saying the sentence out loud, smash it! The more correctly-said sentences you smash within 10 seconds, the better your score will be.
The Smash Mat speech therapy program is an online program that helps children with speech articulation issues. It does this by providing fun, interactive games for the kids to play, which focus on specific speech sounds. The games are just a few minutes long and can be played on any device with an internet connection. They’re also easy for parents, teachers, and other caregivers to use.
Therapy mats are made of a dense, durable foam and covered in easy-to-clean vinyl, which is perfect for clients who can’t resist stomping their feet, punching their hands, or throwing themselves on the floor. They’re also great for clients who don’t want to practice speech therapy on a hardwood or tile floor—the extra padding underneath can make it easier to concentrate on articulation or vowel sounds. Many therapists use them as “fidgets” that help clients get comfortable when they’re nervous or overly excited. The physical outlet can be an important step in helping clients get to the heart of what’s causing their anxiety. These mats are durable enough to withstand almost anything a client can throw at them (and you), and there’s no worry about damaging your floors if the client starts throwing tantrums.