In this episode, I discuss how to get your child to sit down and do speech therapy at home with you. Also, in the quick tip, I will tell you about a resource that has helped me keep my students engaged and doing work with me for a very long period of time!
Choose specific times that are designated as speech times
Set a schedule or for older children, work it into their homework routine as something they need to do before they can be done with homework for the evening.
Start with very short sessions and build up time
Choose a certain location that speech time will happen each time (can move around and have fun, just start there)
Don’t give in if your child doesn’t want to do it. If you are running low on time or energy, just make your child do speech work at the scheduled time for one minute. That way you’re still in the routine even if neither of you had it in you to do a full session.
Explain to your child what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
Older Children vs. younger children
Setting Up Each Home Therapy Session
Have one specific skill in mind that you want to target
Yoga Pretzel Cards you can buy on Amazon to get your child doing yoga while you work on speech and language skills
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