A speech therapist only sees your child for 30 minutes a week…in a structured clinical environment. You and your child’s teachers see your child every day in the places important to your child’s life: home, childcare/kinder/school, the playground, friends’ homes etc. Therapy is only useful if the achievements made in the clinic translate into the real world. This is what we mean by ‘carryover’.
Here are some tips to give your child the best chance of success:
Work with your speech therapist.
Do your homework.
Children love being the teacher.
You don’t need expensive toys or big rewards.
Use visual schedules.