Why use Speech Sound Hand Cues?! Visual, Tactile and Verbal cues are some of the MOST effective ways to teach speech sounds! Many children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and/or Suspected Apraxia of Speech benefit from PROMPT touch cue therapy and/or tactile cueing when learning to sequence speech sounds to form words! Enter SPEEDY SPEECH SOUND HAND CUES!
Remember to use these cues based on the SOUNDS in the word – NOT by how the word is spelled. For example: The word “Cage” does NOT use the “g” sound – it uses the “j” sound! Sound out words and write down the sounds that you hear before teaching a child to use the cues to say the word (if you are not a speech language pathologist!) Remember – many sounds sound alike – such as “ch” and “j” and “k” and “g,” one is VOICE ON and one is VOICE OFF! Use the correct cue during sound productions of the words!
Use the consonant cues and the vowel cues together (one after another) after your child has mastered each sound individually (in isolation) to form a syllable or word! Such as /g/ + /O/ = GO!!!!
Once your child is able to say the word with your visual/verbal/tactile cueing, reduce your cueing by removing the VERBAL cue (you saying the sound) and just using the VISUAL cue (hand cue) to improve your child’s level of indepdently mastering the sound sequences!
REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT! Repetition is KEY!!!!
You don’t have to be a Speech Therapist to be successful using Speech Sound Hand Cues! YOU too can teach a child to form words by isolating the sounds, providing the correct cues and prompts, and combining them to form words!!!
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