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Listening Games for Children with Speech Difficulties

Sixteen suggested listening games for children with speech difficulties. Developing good listening skills and attention control are essential for the further development of speech sounds. The games outlined here are a relatively easy and relaxed way to help young children develop the underpinning skills necessary for speech sound development.

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Voice development, voice disorders, voice care for adults and children, how to improve vocal habits, voice assessment and measurement...and so much more!


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Homework (Voice Pack 3)

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Integrating the practice Clients should be instructed to build their practice gradually. It should be recognized that they have been provided with far too many exercises (from the totality of Voice Packs 1-3) for them to practice each one every day. Rather, clients should be encouraged to take a step-wise approach. Perhaps one day they […]

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Be Gentle!

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Instructions Gentleness is an important key to strengthening the speaking voice. Many clients find it counterintuitive at first to learn that, to strengthen the voice, one must relax. Many clients come to sessions believing that they must ‘work’ at strengthening the voice, that it will be effortful. Hopefully, participation in the group and practicing the […]

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Acoustic Influences on Voice

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Instructions The ideas presented in the information sheet (see below) can be used to lead a discussion on this vital area. Clients should be encouraged to share their experiences and to consider solutions to some of the difficulties they face. Acoustic Influences on Voice The Department of Education, Victoria, Australia1, has recommended that if you […]

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Voice Projection

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[NB: A slightly different variation of these exercises has been presented elsewhere on this website (see Voice Projection Exercises). However, they are re-presented here to keep the materials readily accessible under the rubric of Strengthening the Speaking Voice.] Instructions A set of self-explanatory, graded exercises is presented that progress as follows. Varying the volume using […]

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ssv voice pack 3 description

Contents of Voice Pack 3 Aims Voice Projection Acoustic Influences on Voice Gentleness Certificate Contact Details   Aims The aims of the third session are: To demonstrate a safe technique that will allow clients to raise their voice in a controlled way. To provide guidance on the acoustic influences that can affect our voices. To […]

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Homework (Voice Pack 2)

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Instructions   Probably about twice per day for about 15 minutes on each occasion (see comments on Homework in Voice Pack 1). NEXT >> VOICE PACK 3: DESCRIPTION

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Human Communication 101 is a series of introductory texts providing high quality information on selected aspects of human communication, with particular emphasis on speech, language and communication needs.

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The Causes of Stuttering

The causes of stuttering are unknown but neurological development, parental reaction, trauma and a predisposition to stuttering have all been suggested.