We have some of the best speech therapists at Connections Therapy Center. They work with each child individually to address their specific needs. It is important to realize that it is not uncommon for a child to struggle with communication at an early age. It is essential for parents to know that there are plenty of things they can do at home with their child to assist their child’s speech progression. Here are some helpful tips to consider!
Have Patience and Go Slow
It can’t be overstated how important it is to have patience with your child when working with your child. Children learn at different paces, so it is important to not rush through anything. When speaking with your child, you want to try and keep a slow, but steady pace. Parents often talk to their kids too quickly, and it’s not beneficial to the child. Try to slow things down to ensure your child really understands the words coming out of your mouth.
Have More Conversations
The best way to become a better speaker is through practice. Regular communication will assist your child’s speech abilities. One of the best ways to get your child talking is by asking questions. At the end of school day, ask them how their day was and what they learned in class.
Children learn in a multitude of ways. Some children are visual learners and learn best by watching others. There are also many kids who learn best in a classroom. Regardless, children need repetition to be able to learn. A great way to practice enunciating the same words is through flashcards. Go out and buy a big stack of index cards today!
There are plenty of educational toys available nowadays that can aid in your child’s speech therapy. Many of which are actually a lot of fun too! It is a good idea to invest in some speech therapy toys that your child can play with on a daily basis.
The Connections Therapy Center
The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (202) 561-1110 (Washington, D.C. office) or (301) 577-4333 (Lanham office). Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.