Talking To Students
When speaking to your student about speech therapy, be positive and enthusiastic. They will be working hard on their speech goals, so give them lots of praise for their efforts. If the Speech Pathologist is coming into the school to provide therapy, have a look at the child's homework book, so that you can see what we are working on. Any extra practise, reinforcement or involvement from the Teacher is always valued!
If your students' peers ask why the student has to leave for therapy sessions, perhaps say that this student is lucky and gets to go and play some special games and will be back soon. Occasionally students feel embarrassed or unhappy about being taken out of class, but if we help them feel good about it, they will get much more out of their therapy sessions!