Happy Better Speech and Hearing Month
If you're visiting this site and not quite sure what a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is, or you're a student trying to understand what it takes to be an SLP here is a great handout from SuperDuper Inc.
Here are some posters and other handouts from Speaking of Speech.
Here is a great article that gives parents a "check list" of sorts to help them decide if their child might need assistance from an SLP.
These handouts are amazing from Live, Speak, Love
I had a request for some ideas on how to incorporate BSHM for our preschool kiddos. Depending on their level of language and understanding, you could talk about how to take care of your voice and how there are different levels of vocal intensity. I have a chart on my chalkboard that I have to use with kids all the time. It's pretty basic, but does the trick. Here it is for you to download. You could do a matching game of sorts and have them decide what voice they should use during certain circumstances, "You're in a library, which voice do you use?" "Use the whisper voice." etc. I think this is a good opportunity to talk about the parts of our body that we use for speech. Get a cut-out of a person and have labels for lungs, larynx, tongue, nose, brain, ears, teeth, lips etc.
Discounted apps galore at SuperDuper Inc., Smarty Ears, PocketSLP , Hamaguchi , Sounding Board
Check back tomorrow to find out what made me become an SLP.