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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 Guidebook

prolonged speech pack guidebook

CONTENTS OVERVIEW Head and Neck Exercises Yawn-sigh Syllables Technique 40 spm 60 spm 80 spm 100 spm 120 spm 140 spm Conversations Head and neck exercises These are simple, gentle exercises designed to relax the muscles around the head and neck area. It’s helpful to begin your sessions with these calm, warm-up exercises. Head and […]

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Head and Neck Exercises (PSP)

prolonged speech pack head and neck exercises

Note These exercises are to be performed gently. If you experience any pain when carrying out these exercises, stop immediately and consult your speech-language pathologist or physician. General instructions Make sure that you are standing or sitting in a relaxed, mid-line posture, i.e. sitting with the spine straight and not leaning to one side or […]

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Yawn-sigh

Instructions Take in an easy, relaxed breath through your mouth while yawning gently. [This is an easy, relaxed yawn – the sort you might do if you were listening to someone and you started to yawn but didn’t want the other person to see you were yawning. Gentle yawning relaxes the whole of the back […]

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Prolonged Speech Technique

prolonged speech technique

Overview To begin with, this technique will sound very artificial. You will need to begin speaking extremely slowly, at around 40 syllables per minute. You will gradually quicken this over the weeks, aiming for the speed of most speakers who are fluent, which is typically between 120-150 syllables per minute. How to do prolonged speech […]

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140 spm

prolonged speech pack 140 spm

Text 1 Text 2 Further exercises It was just about a month after that when he brought the old man up to London with him. They had some stuff to put out at Smith’s Dock, on the other side of the river, before they came to us, and though they were only there four or […]

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Prolonged Speech Pack (Overview)

prolonged speech pack

A THERAPY RESOURCE to assist with the teaching and learning of Prolonged Speech to reduce stuttering. Includes a guidebook, printable worksheets and audio files.

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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.