I absolutely love treating children and adults with fluency disorders. I’ve found some great materials online, but I also wanted to design a few of my own that reflect my therapy philosophy. Stuttering is a neurologically based disorder, with a multidimensional presentation. When we focus solely on “smooth talking” and “easy speech” without addressing the other complexities, we do the child a disservice. You can learn more about my treatment philosophy by downloading the preview: Parent Intro to Stuttering Therapy.
Here's what you will receive in this packet:
Page 2: Parent Intro to Stuttering Therapy: A one-page info sheet that briefly outlines the nature of stuttering, introduces parents to key terminology, and provides ways to support students at home.
Pages 3-5: My Speaking System: A hands-on activity designed to teach kids about the relevant anatomy. Color and grayscale versions are included.
Page 6: My Stuttering Fingerprint: Students explore the unique features of their stuttering pattern with this fun activity.
Page 7: My Speech Cards: Continue exploration of individual stuttering patterns with this versatile activity. Examples and ideas of how to use them are provided.
Page 8: My Speaking Ladder: Students consider the impact of different speaking situations and communication partners on their speech. By listing them hierarchically, students create a roadmap to planning shaming-busting and motor exercises.
Pages 9-10: Speech Creature Craftivity: Make fun pop up speech creatures to externalize speech behaviors and practice forward moving talking
Page 11: “Did You Know…?” Sentence Strips: Speech creatures love eating "Did you know...?" sentence strips! Practice asking/answering using a selected speech behavior.
Page 12: “Would You Rather…” Sentence Strips: Speech creatures love eating "Would You Rather...?" cards too! Practice asking/answering using a selected speech behavior.
Page 13: Reducing Tension: Students practice modulating tension while voluntary stuttering. The practice passages are about famous people who stutter.
Page 14: Stuttering Fact Sheet: The great worksheet provides links to a few kid-friendly credible websites about stuttering and gives space for note-taking.
Page 15: Speaking Challenges: This homework page includes 24 prompts to get kids talking. With help from an adult, students reflect and evaluate their speaking fluency and use of motor strategies.
For more detail about what is included, head over to my blog. I've also included a bunch of links to free resources that can be used with this packet. http://www.speechlanguagecity.com/2015/07/fluency-stuttering-treatment-pack.html
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