In this video, speech-language pathologist Carrie Clark will talk about some ideas that you can use in speech therapy for a preschooler who stutters.
- Identify fast vs. slow speech from the therapist
- Practice using fast and slow speech for the child
- Practice slow, smooth, exaggerated speech
- Identify bumpy vs. smooth in the therapist’s speech
- Practice bumpy and smooth speech for the child
- Identify the child’s speech as bumpy or smooth during play
- Ask the child if his speech was bumpy or smooth
- Response Contingency: Praise/Reinforce smooth speech and provide immediate, direct corrective feedback for disfluent speech (“oops, that was bumpy, let’s try it again) http://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/stop-stuttering-preschoolers-current-research-based-methods/
**Always watch students for signs that therapies are making it better or worse and adapt as needed.