Speech Therapy Ideas

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           What A Book!       Just  What You Need To Help and Reinforce Speech Therapy if your child is struggling to pronounce their l, r, s or thThis one book gives you total access to stories, activities and most of what you should know about reading to your children.


Starting From The Back… Here Is What You Will Get:   

A full section on What You Should Know About Reading

    • Reading and Brain Development Research
    • Reading Levels are Not Improving
    • Summary of Dialogic Reading Method by Grover J. Whitehurst, Director of Institute of Education Science, US, Department of Education
    • The Neurological Impress Method, Helping Your Child ‘Catch Up.

And Now Starting From The Front…

Laurie The Ladybug: is a rhyming story about make believing and thinking to solve life’s problems.  It practices the ‘l’ sound at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of words.


Richard and Rosco is a delightful story about friendship and fun as Rosco, a rhinoceros, and Richard, a raven, chase after the end of the rainbow together.

Rumble Rumble Rippity Flap,

Oh my goodness what was that?


The Secret City of Snails:  A story practicing the ‘sssss’ sound.

ThThe Secret City of Snails is a story good for spelling as well as speech development.  Young readers can read this story and, because of the highlighting of the letters ‘s’ and ‘c’ that make ‘sssss’ sound and not ‘s’ when it sounds like ‘z’, retain a visual concept of the spelling of the words.  Non-readers will enjoy the sounds and the story as snails and boys and girls everywhere learn how to keep the world a happy place.  ---Just say: “Simmer Simmery Soda Pop” and you will feel better and maybe even see the Secret City!

Thing-a-ma-Jig and Thing-a-ma-Bob: is a story to practice awareness of the many words with the ‘th’ sound. Thing-a-ma-Jig and Thing-a-ma-Bob is a story about worry.  Thing-a-ma-Jig and Thing-a-ma-Bob are going to school on Thursday, but they cannot spell their names!  Oh what are they to do??!


Chatter Batter is the introductory book in a full series of picture books for articulation development.  Chatter Batter Books is dedicated to writing and publishing children's articulation storybooks to help parents and therapist find a fun way to supplement the drills of speech therapy.         




Why a book for articulation?

First impressions are lasting impressions.  The way we speak is as important as the way we dress or the way we present ourselves. Children who still talk ‘baby talk’ when entering school often are teased, mocked, or shunned. 


Speech delays can hold a child back by making them shy, hesitant to participate, self-conscience, or even become bullies as they try to make up for the lack of acceptance by their peers. 

Good Articulation enhance sound recognition

  • …which enhances reading
  • …which enhances spelling
  • …which enhances comprehension
  • …which enhances education
  • …which enhances chances for success
  • …and enhances social acceptance.

Everyone wants to be liked.


When children are young, they are extremely sensitive to being different. So…help your child prevent embarrassing speech problems before they become a problem by instilling correct speech habits in the very beginning. 


‘l’, ‘r’, ‘s’, and ‘th’ are sounds that the human voice does not have the ability to create until long after the child has lost their interest in making sounds. 


By reading    Chatter Batter to your preschooler, you can implant in their brain library the correct pronunciation of the sound of ‘l’, ‘r’, ‘s’, and ‘th’, by emphasizing a clear sound for the child to model.  


As the child’s voice box catches up with his knowledge of language, he or she will be more likely to properly pronounce these sounds when this maturity happens and then the need for correcting bad habits are minimized. 


Infants and young toddlers are fascinated with sounds, and they love to make one sound over and over again. 


At this early age their interest is in mastering sounds and learning words to communicate, but the ability of the voice box to create some sounds, such as the l’, ‘r’, ‘s’, and ‘th’, simply does not develop until after the age of 6, 7, 8, or even 9. 

BUT above all, remember:  Reading Should Be Fun.