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What is speech therapy?

 

Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

 

What is speech therapy used for?

 

SLPs assess speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills to identify types of communication problems (articulation; fluency; voice; receptive and expressive language disorders, etc.) and the best way to treat them.

 

What do you do in speech therapy?

 

Fluency disorders, including stuttering. Voice and resonance disorders. Swallowing and feeding disorders in adults, children and infants. Cognitive-communicative disorders including social communication skills, reasoning, problem solving and executive functions.

 

What do you do in speech therapy?

 

Fluency disorders, including stuttering. Voice and resonance disorders. Swallowing and feeding disorders in adults, children and infants. Cognitive-communicative disorders including social communication skills, reasoning, problem solving and executive functions.

 

What are speech therapy exercises?

 

Easy Oral Motor Exercises to Try - Today! Oral motor therapy works on the oral skills necessary for proper speech and feeding development. These skills include: awareness, strength, coordination, movement, and endurance of the lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw. The activities below are an easy way to work on these skills.

 

How can I improve my speech?

 

-Try tongue twisters. Tongue twisters are a great way to improve your speech clarity as mastering them will allow you learn how to keep your --voice clear and speak with confidence. ...

-Read aloud. ...

-Practice speaking with a cork in your mouth. ...

-Pay attention to tone. ...

-Avoid uptalk.

 

How can I speak more clearly and confident

 

-Open your mouth wider as you talk. Not as much sound will come out if it has to snake past your closed teeth and lips first.

-Articulate. Make sure you actually stop the air for consonants like 't' and 'b'. ...

-Slow down. ...

-Speak up. ...

-Speak with inflection. ...

-Support from your diaphragm. ...

-Sing. ...

-Shout.

 

To "read my speech therapy story" click here

TIP: Record your self talking so you can play it back and see if you have made any mistakes

 

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