Saturday, March 15, 2014

A bad case of the robot talk.....

Spring is my favorite season. The warmer weather (not too hot or too cold), the new flowers, and just the sense of energy coming back....It makes me very happy to think about those things. The thing that I am not so happy about is my 5th year college reunion and turning 27. It makes me feel so old! I wish there was a way to freeze time for just a little bit. 
My birthday present to myself.
I know that many bloggers go all out for their blog anniversaries and birthdays, but that's not really my style. I prefer to keep things low key. So I thought I would just share a song and tell you about my latest endeavor. 



I have a couple of older students who are struggling to talk with proper intonation, volume, and rate. It's been an issue that has gotten progressively worse over the course of the year. These concepts are SO hard to teach to students. They cannot hear themselves doing it and I don't always have access to a digital recorder. (Adding that to my therapy shopping list.) I decided to make a small little book to help them practice these skills. My method is to combine a page or two of the packet with reading from a book. I love using books because of the punctuation clues. It's also easier to use books for modeling and imitation as it forces them to use a slightly slower pace. I can usually figure out which word they intended to stress in a book instead of having to ask them. 


You can grab your copy of Robot Talk here.

7 comments:

  1. I am and audiologist and a auditory verbal therapist who works with children with hearing loss listen and speak often using cochlear implants. I have a few very late diagnosed children who were adopted from other countries that struggle with ROBOT SPEECH - thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. You're very welcome! I hope this will help your students!

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  2. This is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment. I hope this will help your students!

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  3. Great idea and great book. Thank you so much for sharing! And...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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    1. Thank you! It's been a good one. I hope this will help you and your students!!

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