Counting on Success If you’re working with a child who can’t seem to stop wiggling, give their busy hands something to do! It’s important to find novel articulation activities to keep children engaged in learning, but it can be a challenge. This year, I’ve been working on increasing my repertoire of tactile ... Glimpses
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Counting on Success
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Glimpses   |   February 01, 2017
Counting on Success
The ASHA Leader, February 2017, Vol. 22, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.22022017.8
The ASHA Leader, February 2017, Vol. 22, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.22022017.8
If you’re working with a child who can’t seem to stop wiggling, give their busy hands something to do! It’s important to find novel articulation activities to keep children engaged in learning, but it can be a challenge. This year, I’ve been working on increasing my repertoire of tactile activities for active learners.
I enjoy using crafts and hands-on activities like playing with modeling clay or cloud dough and moving around the speech room. I found this activity on the Activity Tailor website. When working with an abacus, children feel proud that they can see how many productions they’ve completed. This client particularly enjoyed standing on a balance disc while saying his speech words. You can use an abacus to track articulation productions, practice fluency strategies, or keep points for self-correcting articulation productions.
About me:
I’ve been a speech-language pathologist since 2007, working in schools, private practice and telepractice. This summer, I opened a pediatric speech clinic, where I serve school-age children with articulation needs as well as toddlers and preschoolers with language needs. I also work part time for The Hello Foundation, providing speech-language services to school districts through monthly onsite visits and daily telepractice. Visit my blog at www.sarahlockhartspeech.com.
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