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The mouth is the only body part that interacts with itself, meaningfully. And the two primary forms of that meaningful interaction (for speaking, chewing, and swallowing) are tactile and proprioceptive in nature.
Wouldn’t it be helpful for a child to be able to localize his front-tongue to elevate it purposefully and consistently for t, d, s, z, sh, zh, ch, j, and l, as well as for his back-tongue for the k, g, ng, and r sound?
This one-hour course demonstrates practical techniques to apply Sensory Assist Therapy to help generate the capability to do critical speech sound movements. The techniques are simple, yet powerful, and coordinate with the stimulation of speech sounds.
You no doubt already use visual and auditory sensory stimulation in your therapy, e.g. a mirror, demonstration of the sound, etc. In this video, you'll add other sensations: tactile, proprioception, and taste, and learn how to apply them and the benefits. Sensory Assist Therapy is an underused yet high effective technique to generate articulation competence.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
10 Minutes: What is Sensation and Sensory Therapy?
10 Minutes: The Speech Base: Stabilization & Mobilization for Lingual Speech Sounds
10 Minutes: The Three Types of Sensory Therapy
20 Minutes: The Seven Sensory Strategies and How to Apply Them
10 Minutes: Summary; Questions