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Speech Therapy Strategies & Activities - Chapter Summary
This self-paced study guide chapter covers speech therapy activities and strategies through expert instruction, concise definitions and illustrative examples. As you work through our simple lessons, you'll refresh your understanding of speech-related classroom tools, narrative activities, questioning methods, games and more. You'll also take a look at developmental concepts regarding pragmatic language skills and stuttering. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Recognize speech therapy requirements, materials and tools
- Explain how teachers can make classroom modifications for language and speech disorders
- Use visual aids and narrative activities in speech therapy
- Evaluate stuttering modifications, strategies and activities
- Assess the use of 'what' questions in speech therapy
- Help children with pragmatic language impairments and skills
- Discuss the use of pragmatic language games
When you finish a lesson, you'll be able to immediately reinforce your knowledge by taking a short quiz. Take the chapter exam to master these speech therapy concepts. The Ask the Expert feature allows you to submit any questions you may have about the material, and the chapter's 24/7 availability makes it easy to study at any time that fits your schedule.
1. What is Speech Therapy? - Definition & Requirements
This lesson provides insight into speech therapy, which helps people improve their speech production as well as expressive and receptive language skills. Learn the definition of speech therapy and the requirements for becoming a speech therapist.
2. Speech Therapy Materials & Tools
Speech therapists provide intervention to people with communication disabilities. It takes training, planning, and the proper tools to complete clinical exercises. This article discusses some commonly used speech therapy tools and materials.
3. Classroom Modifications for Speech & Language Disorders
Students who have speech and language disorders can still succeed in the classroom. This lesson offers some modifications that will help these students learn.
4. Using Visual Aids in Speech Therapy
This lesson explains how visual aids are helpful in everyday life, as well as in a speech therapist's practice. It also provides examples of some commonly used visual aids in speech therapy.
5. Narrative Activities for Speech Therapy
If you are a classroom teacher who works with children who have speech and language struggles, it can be very helpful to incorporate narrative activities into your classroom practice. The activities in this lesson will help get you started!
6. Stuttering Modification: Goals & Strategies
Students who stutter can really struggle with self esteem and communication skills. This lesson helps you think about goals and strategies that will help these students modify their stutter..
7. Stuttering Strategies for Elementary Students
Having a stutter can be incredibly challenging for students in elementary school. This lesson offers some strategies you can use to help your students speak in a more fluent and relaxed way.
8. Stuttering Speech Therapy Activities
If you are working with someone that has a stutter, the activities in this lesson are for you! The speech therapy activities offered here are gentle, meaningful, and helpful for those struggling with stuttering.
9. Stuttering Fluency Activities
Getting students who stutter to practice fluency can be challenging. This lesson offers fluency activities to help children learn about their stuttering tendencies and practice reduction techniques.
10. 'What' Questions for Speech Therapy
Children with language delays often have difficulty answering questions. This lesson will give you some ideas for practicing 'what' questions with your students, which will help them communicate with their family and friends.
11. How to Help a Child with Pragmatic Language Impairment
Helping children develop their pragmatics is an important part of assisting their language development as well as their social and emotional growth. This lesson gives you some ideas about how to help students with pragmatic language impairments.
12. Teaching Pragmatic Language Skills
Do you have students who struggle to use appropriate verbal and nonverbal language in different social situations? Then this is the lesson for you! Read on for fun activities that will increase your students' pragmatic skills starting today!
13. Pragmatic Language Games
Use this lesson to help guide your students in developing and practicing appropriate pragmatic skills. Fun and engaging games and activities are suggested for you to use in your classroom in small and whole-group settings.
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Other chapters within the FTCE Speech-Language Impaired K-12 (042): Study Guide & Practice course
- Understanding the Speech Mechanism
- The Ear & Its Functions
- Linguistic Features of English
- Speech Impairments Overview
- Language Impairments Overview
- Overview of Hearing Impairments
- Speech & Language Assessment Overview
- Assessing Student Hearing
- Intervention Strategies for Students with Communication Impairments
- Assistive Technology in the SPED Classroom
- Collaboration in the SPED Classroom
- Historical, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Special Education
- Utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
- Professional Roles & Responsibilities of SPED Teachers
- Research on Communication Disorders
- FTCE Speech-Language Impaired K-12 (042) Flashcards