Speech Therapy has Gone HIGH TECH!


Christine Wilson’s Speech Therapy Clinic has gone HIGH TECH!

Our therapy center has always been a family centered practice. Family members have always accompanied the client to the therapy session in order to see and learn what their child is currently working on in speech. The parent also sits in on the therapy session to learn how they can work on goals at home. Christine has noticed that children tend to behave better for her than for their parents/relatives. Christine has installed cameras in the treatment rooms that send a video to an iPad, where parents can watch the therapy session LIVE in the lobby.

We always have a Disney movie playing in the lobby for the siblings of our clients. This allows for siblings to be entertained, while the parent is able to watch the therapy session. As a result of watching the sessions, parents have a better understanding of what home programming should entail. The camera has a microphone which allows Christine to talk directly to the parent during the session, while working with the child. The parent can wear headphones that we provide or may bring personal head phones. This HIGH TECH additon to our clinic is a great way to show parents home programming tips/ideas.

The feedback from the parents has been very positive! Many parents have commented on how much more focused their child was for the therapist without the parent in the room.

If you are concerned that your child may have difficulty communicating, come to Christine Wilson’s therapy center and see what everyone is talking about!

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Tip for Home Programming: Sentence-Building Activities

Sentence-Building Activities

By Becky L. Spivey, M.Ed.

A sentence is a group of written words expressing a statement, question, command, or exclamation that always begins with a capital letter and must end with an appropriate punctuation mark. A sentence’s purpose is to provide or request information. Use the activities below to introduce or extend sentence building to your children.

1. Flash Cards – Cut a number of note cards in half. Take several cards and write familiar nouns (red) on them with a colored marker or crayon – Dad, Fido, Jeff, Grandma, Becky, etc. Then write verbs (blue) on some others – drives, jumps, plays, bakes, etc. Finally, write a period (.), question mark (?), and exclamation mark (!) in black on some other cards.

Have your child choose a noun (red), verb (blue), and an end mark (black) and make sentences.

2. Add in articles (a, an, the) and more nouns (cookies, piano, ball, car, pizza) in different colors and repeat the exercise.

3. When the child experiences success with the basics of #1 and #2, create a template like the one below using an 8 1⁄2” x 11” piece of paper cut in half lengthwise. Divide the paper into the number of columns representing only
the parts of speech the child is familiar with like the card below.

Try this activity at home with your child to practice creating sentences!

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Speech-Language Pathologist, Christine Wilson. If your child is in need of a speech evaluation, we can set up an appointment today!