Many of the techniques used to treat a communication disorders don’t look like “speech therapy.” Many parents expect to see their child sitting at a table and working on their speech. The fact is, the more senses involved in learning, the more you remember. That’s why most of us can still sing nursery rhymes or camp songs with hand motions well into adulthood.
Movement, touching, tasting, seeing, hearing, singing, dancing, and laughing are all speech therapy. At Therapy Time, we incorporate the activities that spark your child’s interest and expand with as many senses as possible. If your child likes trains, we play with trains. We sing songs with our trains. We paint with trains. We pretend we are trains. We make train themed snacks and art together. We can count, learn colors, take turns, and travel the alphabet for phonemic awareness and articulation with our trains. The options are endless. As we play with our trains, we can add themes and concepts which expand your child’s interests, vocabulary, and communication. All while having fun! Fun and functional therapy.
Lauren B. Norwood