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Effects of Mouth Breathing

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Mouth-breathing is a maladaptive, compensatory behavior. Human facial anatomy was designed for breathing to occur through the nose. The nasal cavity filters the air we breathe, and allows airflow into the body for proper craniofacial development. The harmful effects of mouth-breathing in children are becoming more well-understood. This handout provides a brief overview of information […]
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Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing for Apraxia

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout describes the use of DTTC by therapists address apraxia of speech in the pediatric population. The handout describes what DTTC is, how therapists incorporate it into therapy, and the principles of motor planning that make it successful.
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Consonant-Vowel Snowglobe Activity

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Snowglobe with CV, VC, CVC, and CVCV syllable shapes: Fill the snow globe with word “snowballs” to practice various syllable shapes for children who are learning to put sounds together to form words.
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Coaching Model for Clinicians

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Coaching models are used frequently in early intervention, preschool, and with early communicators. It takes a lot of skill on the clinician’s part and this handout offers some suggestions for how to get started.
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Breath Support & Control

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Breath support is important for everyday functions such as: speaking, eating, exercising, and relaxing. This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with the pediatric population to address adequate breath support for these daily functions.
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Books to Practice Speech Sounds

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout provides book recommendations to help children practice specific sounds, including /b/, /ch/, /g/, /r/, /d/, /f/, /k/, /s/, and vowel sounds.
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