Speech News!

As the school year winds down, we are still working hard in speech therapy to ensure each student has access to their best speech and language over the summer! It has been a busy year for us and many students have made incredible gains toward their speech goals. Students who are seen in speech therapy due to articulation impairments have learned all about the “Articulation Ladder”. We address sound errors beginning at the sound or word level. We work on correct placement of articulators and correct sound productions. From there, we move up the speech ladder to phrases, sentences, reading and, finally, conversation! Many students have climbed the ladder and are at the sentence, reading, or conversation level! Our goal is to say as many words as we can during each speech session to address sound errors (and our favorite way to do that is using a game).

Over the summer, parents can work with their child to ensure that what was gained during speech is not lost. Label objects in your environment that contain your child’s speech sound. Have your child read words with their speech sound and listen for correct productions. Talk about topics that involve your child’s speech sound.

It has been a pleasure to work with students at Grant Elementary this year! I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing summer!

Mrs. Albrecht, MS, CCC-SLP

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