How Teachers Can Help the Child with Articulation Errors
• Encourage the child who goes to speech class to feel that it is a privilege.
• Try not to introduce new or important activities while the child is out of the
classroom for speech therapy.
• Confer frequently with the speech / language pathologist to keep up on the
child’s progress, and to get specific suggestions on how to help him in the
• Let the child know that you are aware of his activities is speech class and that
you are interested in helping him.
• If the child cannot make a particular sound and is still in the ear training phase
of therapy, call attention to the words that contain his sound.
• After the child has learned to make a sound correctly in some words, help him
remember to say it correctly in certain words.
• If time permits, have the child practice his sound in words for a few minutes
• Monitor the child’s speech within the classroom so that you can report progress
to the speech / language pathologist.
• Be patient with the child who is embarrassed about his speech problem. Help
him feel that he will not be penalized for his poor speech.
• Help the child who seems to have no desire for improvement to see a need for
better speech habits.
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