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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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Running Groups

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Group mix The therapy groups are focused or topical, i.e. the clients all have similar difficulties and the therapy is focused on the same areas of concern. They are also time-limited, in that they are limited in the amount of time they will run – in this case, for three separate sessions. Groups may be […]

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Therapy focus

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Areas of concern Clearly there are many aspects of an atypical voice that could be addressed in any course aimed at ameliorating the effects of functional dysphonia. The current course focuses predominantly on the following broad areas. Understanding the mechanism of voice production. Improving auditory awareness/self-monitoring skills. Developing vocal hygiene strategies. Identifying and eliminating potentially […]

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Contents

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CONTENTS OVERVIEW Therapy focus Running groups Course Schedule VOICE PACK 1 Functional Voice Difficulty Do’s and Don’ts Stopping Throat Clearing Respiratory System Abdominal Breathing Breathing Exercises Lifestyle and Vocal Behaviors Relaxation Audio Homework VOICE PACK 2 Head and Neck Exercises Guide to Vowels Yawn-Sigh into Vowels Limbering on ‘h’ Limbering on ‘m’ Easy Onset Homework […]

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Appendix 2: Example Case Notes

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Medical Records Each healthcare institution will have its own systems and procedures for maintaining clinical records. These will include standards for what minimum data must be (legally) included and reported on. It is of paramount importance that practitioners follow the guidance of their professional body, their employer and any other relevant governing body when compiling […]

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Appendix 1: Example Invitation Letter

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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SERVICE DATE TITLE FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME ADDRESS1, ADDRESS2, TOWN ZIP_CODE   Dear TITLE LAST_NAME Voice Therapy Sessions Further to your recent voice assessment, I am writing to offer you some voice therapy sessions aimed at: Providing information on how to conserve your voice. Demonstrating how to use an appropriate breathing pattern to help you […]

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HUMAN COMMUNICATION 101

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.