Lisle Speech Language Pathologists
Welcome back to school. I am Mrs. Lauten (formally Miss Mac) your student's Speech Language Pathologist. Keep a look out for your child's speech folder in the upcoming weeks. Daily speech practice is the only way to master the skills we are working on in the therapy room. 5 minutes of practice is all I ask for. Use homework time to practice. All students are required to read daily, so have them read a page to you out loud or ask them to summarize what they have read with using good articulation, grammar, organization/sequence and fluency. Practice makes progress.
All Lisle schools are now using the program Second Step to give our students skills for social and academic success. The program will provide the students with common vocabulary and language when working with others. This month the students are learning the words RESPECT and EMPATHY. Be sure to ask your children what they have learned at school.
Involve your child/ren with planning the fun in the sun to hone in on organizational and critical thinking skills.
What do we need to pack for our day at the zoo, beach, etc?
Make the shopping list for a BBQ and strategize where to buy each item
How many pounds of potato salad do we need for the party?
Create a water obstacle course with sprinklers and water balloons
Following recipes and cooking
Create a schedule of summer activities, prioritize them and pick the dates
Work on time management – guess how long an activity will take
Keep on schedule – make sure that getting ready and eating breakfast is done in a timely fashion
Model “self talk” while completing tasks – so they understand that it is broken into parts
Create simple problems for them to solve
At Home Games to Practice Speech and Language
Go Fish: you can use a regular deck of cards to review numbers, or you could use other decks of cards (can be found at Wal-Mart, Kmart, etc) that contain pictures of animals, opposites, shapes, colors, etc. There are many areas to target while playing Go Fish. Here are just a few examples
Practice Formulating Questions: The game gives children an opportunity to practice formulating the question “Do you have a ….” multiple times during the game. .
Vocabulary Development: It may be easier to use a deck of cards that have pictures on them (Again, found at most stores) rather than a regular deck. Additionally, it may be easier to print, cut, and paste pictures onto 3x5’’ index cards to make your own game!
Articulation Practice: Again, it may be easier to print, cut, and paste your child’s speech sounds on index cards; however, you could also use a regular deck of cards and play a regular game. If you notice a speech sound error, correct and have them repeat your model.
Description/definition Practice: Have your child describe the picture they want from you, e.g. Do you have an animal with feathers that flies and lays eggs?
Memory Game: If you have a memory game, it would be a great chance to strengthen memory skills, same/different concepts, and of course, speech sounds.
Picture Walk with Books: Looking through a variety of picture books with your child will encourage reading, as well as targeting language and speech sounds. Have your child describe the pictures they see in a book (using their “good speech sounds,” of course).
Mrs. Lauten’s Speech and Language Website: Please refer to my website for any additional information regarding speech and language development and activities.
Additional Online Games: There are many websites out there to help parents work with their children at home with their speech and language. Here are just a few:
Speech Language Pathologists in Lisle Community Unit School District 202
Theresa Lauten M.S.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
Services Schiesher Elementary Grades Kindergarten & 3-5
Mary Bumpus M.A. CCC-SLP
Services Lisle Junior High School & Lisle Senior High
(she is a part-time Speech Language Pathologist
for Lisle School District)
To provide quality speech-language services to children with communication disorders and give support to their families.
ISHA (Illinois Speech-Language and Hearing Association) www.ishail.org
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Created by Theresa Lauten M.S.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist