Difficulty in using the tongue, lips and jaw can be an indication of impaired oromotor functioning (sometimes known as ‘oral-motor’). Oromotor skills can often be overlooked during an articulation assessment, yet it really gives an essential look at the functioning of a child’s ability to produce speech sounds. It wasn’t until I really understood how sounds were made and the… View Post
When I first started working as an SLP in the schools, it took about 4 months for me to feel in control of my caseload, understand the education laws, learn the American acronyms and turn my attention to the next big obstacle: understanding the curriculum! After borrowing the teacher’s manual for every grade level… and then every unit, I started… View Post
As a traveler, I know to have a little flashlight on me for nights when the electricity goes out. So I was utterly disappointed in myself when I was assessing my first student in America and realised that I did not have a pen light for observing their oral structures… until I remembered my ‘traveling’ key chain flashlight. I now… View Post
You asked for them and here they are! Find four different sets of triple S-Blend cards. There are 12 images in each set, great for working on speech goals. They cover words starting with ‘str’, ‘spr’, ‘scr’ and ‘squ’. Free Download from my TPT store.
If you have a ring toss, then get ready for a competitive game! I love using the ring toss for children who glide their ‘r’ to ‘w’ as the child has a strong motivation to say their ‘r’ sound correctly – they get a ring and can toss it! MATERIALS: A ring toss set Picture card of a ‘wing’. HOW… View Post