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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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prolonged speech pack 120 spm

Text 1 Text 2 Further exercises Since its widespread introduction into schools, Adult Training Centers and hospitals, a number of misconceptions have arisen regarding manual signing from many specialized and laypersons alike. From my own experience of working with both adults and children with learning disabilities, by far the most worrying misconception is the notion […]

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prolonged speech pack syllables

What is a syllable? A syllable is a unit of a word that contains a vowel sound, and which gives words their characteristic beat when spoken. So, for example, photo has two syllables (pho – to), photograph has three syllables (pho – to – graph), and photography has four syllables (pho – to – graph […]

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prolonged speech pack 40 spm

Text 1 Text 2 Further exercises Disaster hit us on that last evening. We were miles from home. A storm raged outside. How could we have been so stupid? How could we have forgotten to order pizzas? Winterton’s career as an artist began at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. His current work is grounded […]

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prolonged speech pack 60 spm

Text 1 Text 2 Further exercises You expect a lot from us. And rightly so. After all, when you’re handing over your hard-won cash, you expect the services of a company dedicated to your success. That’s why we engineer our packages to your specific needs. One day, about ten months ago, when I was a […]

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prolonged speech pack 80 spm

Text 1 Text 2 Further exercises The power of Dukes, Earls and Bishops to sit at the apex of society is a thing of the past. The legitimate right of the wealthy middle classes to rule the less fortunate is gone. The lower classes have asserted themselves. The former class divisions marked out by the […]

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prolonged speech pack 100 spm

Text 1 Text 2 Further exercises The unthinkable happened when the unsinkable sank. The luxury liner, S.S. Titanic, struck an iceberg ninety-five miles south of Newfoundland. As a consequence, five of its sixteen watertight compartments were wholly ruptured. It took less than three hours for the ship to go down. One thousand five hundred and […]

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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.