Fun and Functional Therapy
The answer is rhythm. When speech jumbles together it becomes very difficult to understand. Use clapping and/or a metronome to practice articulating syllables. Make it fun. Use a metronome during story time and take turns as confidence grows. Play clapping games or use objects to bang as instruments to the alphabet and simple songs. As awareness and ability increase, tapping and using rhythm in your speech can help your child pace their articulation when they start to feel frustrated.
Lauren Norwood M.Ed. CCC-SLP Certified Speech Language Pathologist American Hippotherapy Association Level 1
Lauren B. Norwood