Kerry Nenni, M.S. CCC-SLP
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Here's What We Do In The Speech Room!
In speech-language therapy, I will work with a child one-on-one, in a small group, or directly in a classroom to overcome difficulties involved with a specific disorder.
Speech therapists use a variety of strategies, including:
- Language intervention activities: The SLP will interact with a child by playing and talking, using pictures, books, objects, or ongoing events to stimulate language development. The therapist may also model correct pronunciation and use repetition exercises to build speech and language skills.
- Articulation therapy: Articulation, or sound production, exercises involve having the therapist model correct sounds and syllables for a child, often during play activities. The level of play is age-appropriate and related to the child's specific needs. The SLP will physically show the child how to make certain sounds, such as the "r" sound, and may demonstrate how to move the tongue to produce specific sounds.
- Fluency (Stuttering): The SLP will talk with the child about stuttering, help the child identify when he/she is stuttering as well as when the therapist does it, and teach the child strategies they can use to prevent or resolve dysfluencies once they happen.