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Making word repetition fun

seasidebobseasidebob Member Posts: 1 Listener
My 13yr old daughter has a learning disability and also Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia and Dysarthia.
Her SLT has suggested working on repetition of key words to improve her speech consistency.
We're having trouble making this fun for her at home. Any ideas of games or apps to try? With thanks.


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,996 Disability Gamechanger
    Try poetry for starters.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @seasidebob, and welcome to the community! Our SLT advisor will be in touch ASAP.
  • NicolaLatheySLTNicolaLatheySLT Volunteer community adviser Posts: 40 Courageous
    edited January 2018

    This is a tricky question...  As you probably know, if a child has dyspraxia, one of the most helpful strategies is 'drilling' sounds, words and sentences (drilling meaning repeating the same 'thing' over and over again).  
    It might be helpful to find a specific time in the day to practice e.g. each footstep on the way to school, whilst stirring the dinner, whilst walk-in up the stairs, etc.  Also, think about what her favourite motivators are?  e.g. a trip to the cinema a magazine, etc.
    There are some specific Dysarthria Apps but they tend to be very American, using difficult vowel sounds to the British accent.  There is one called 'Oral Motor exercises' but you should ask your Speech Therapist to advise you about which App specifically relates to your daughter's needs.
    Good luck,  
    Nicola x
    Nicola Lathey
    Speech And Language Advisor
    Phone: 01242 571883
    Email: [email protected]
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