Lisle Speech Language Pathologists
Have a great summer, don’t forget to practice!
5 minutes of daily practice is needed to help with the carryover process and to prevent regression
If you have misplaced your child’s speech and language practice calendar
Try these other ideas:
Play games, describe & define words, read out loud, do picture walks with books, retell books or movies, play the ABC game in the car, make sentences & ask questions, the list can go on and on
Correct their articulation and grammar errors
What else can you do to help your children this summer?
Everyone can benefit from improving their executive functioning skills
Involve your child/ren with planning the fun in the sun to hone in on organizational and critical thinking skills.
What do we need to pack for our day at the zoo, beach, etc?
Make the shopping list for a BBQ and strategize where to buy each item
How many pounds of potato salad do we need for the party?
Create a water obstacle course with sprinklers and water balloons
Following recipes and cooking
Create a schedule of summer activities, prioritize them and pick the dates
Work on time management – guess how long an activity will take
Keep on schedule – make sure that getting ready and eating breakfast is done in a timely fashion
Model “self talk” while completing tasks – so they understand that it is broken into parts
Create simple problems for them to solve
Week of May 8th begins STUTTERING AWARENESS WEEK
Stuttering is a complex disorder that touches up to 70 million people around the world and more than 3 million in the U.S. alone. 2% of the population stutters.
Did you know that there are a lot of famous people who stutter? You will be surprised to know these famous people stuttered: Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Willis, Nicole Kidman, Emily Blunt, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlie Sheen, Wayne Brady, Ron Harper, Shaquille O’Neal, Adrian Peterson, Tiger Woods and Marc Anthony just to name a few. Check out the Stuttering Foundations website to learn more about how they overcame their stuttering. http://www.stutteringhelp.org/famous-people-who-stutter
Things to remember when talking to a person who stutters: Listen patiently, avoid finishing their sentences unless they ask you to, keep eye contact and wait. Many people who stutter just need a little extra time to finish their sentences.
May is National Inventors Month. A month long event celebrating invention and creativity. National Inventors Month began was started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors' Digest magazine.
Why have National Inventors Month as a month dedicated to inventors? The answer is to help promote the positive image of inventors and the real contributions they give to this world.
"We want to recognize those talented, brave individuals who dare to be blatantly creative, and therefore different, and whose accomplishments affect every facet of our lives," says Joanne Hayes-Rines, editor of Inventors' Digest and a sponsor of National Inventors Month.
May is also a month that we celebrate Mother’s Day. Be thinking about what nice things you can do for them.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher appreciation week is also in May. Make your teacher’s day by telling him/her how they have helped you learn and grow this year.
Dinner Talk Ideas (Questions to ask your student)
When doing “Dinner Talks” remind your child/ren to use their strategies in order to speak with correct pronunciation, be fluent, and to speak in grammatically correct sentences. Please correct your child’s errors when they are heard. Thank you for your continued support of your child’s speech and language program.
What will you do to continue to improve your speech at school and at home?
Do you know anyone who stutters? What should you do if a person stutters?
Have you invented anything?
What are some ideas you have for inventions?
What will you do for your mother for Mother’s Day?
What will you do for your teacher to show you appreciate them?
5 minutes of daily practice is needed to help with the carryover process.
At Home Games to Practice Speech and Language
Go Fish: you can use a regular deck of cards to review numbers, or you could use other decks of cards (can be found at Wal-Mart, Kmart, etc) that contain pictures of animals, opposites, shapes, colors, etc. There are many areas to target while playing Go Fish. Here are just a few examples
Practice Formulating Questions: The game gives children an opportunity to practice formulating the question “Do you have a ….” multiple times during the game. .
Vocabulary Development: It may be easier to use a deck of cards that have pictures on them (Again, found at most stores) rather than a regular deck. Additionally, it may be easier to print, cut, and paste pictures onto 3x5’’ index cards to make your own game!
Articulation Practice: Again, it may be easier to print, cut, and paste your child’s speech sounds on index cards; however, you could also use a regular deck of cards and play a regular game. If you notice a speech sound error, correct and have them repeat your model.
Description/definition Practice: Have your child describe the picture they want from you, e.g. Do you have an animal with feathers that flies and lays eggs?
Memory Game: If you have a memory game, it would be a great chance to strengthen memory skills, same/different concepts, and of course, speech sounds.
Picture Walk with Books: Looking through a variety of picture books with your child will encourage reading, as well as targeting language and speech sounds. Have your child describe the pictures they see in a book (using their “good speech sounds,” of course).
Mrs. Lauten’s Speech and Language Website: Please refer to my website for any additional information regarding speech and language development and activities.
Additional Online Games: There are many websites out there to help parents work with their children at home with their speech and language. Here are just a few:
Speech Language Pathologists in Lisle Community Unit School District 202
Theresa Lauten M.S.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
Services Schiesher Elementary Grades Kindergarten & 3-5
Mary Bumpus M.A. CCC-SLP
Services Lisle Junior High School & Lisle Senior High
(she is a part-time Speech Language Pathologist
for Lisle School District)
To provide quality speech-language services to children with communication disorders and give support to their families.
ISHA (Illinois Speech-Language and Hearing Association) www.ishail.org
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Created by Theresa Lauten M.S.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist