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Direct Speech Intervention
• Outside Speech Therapy Services
attend these sessions so that she can con-tinue;the;speech;activities;a;little;each;day.
or Scottish Rite facility, you could avail
yourself of their fine speech services,
using a sliding fee scale. If your child is
young, a call to Easter Seals would be a
I am not necessarily a fan of “Child
reasons, but the main reason is that they
tend to put the children with mild to
of other children who have severe needs.
Since children are such good imitators of
each other, I never see that as advantageous for the child. Your school district
you in the right direction.
• In-Home Speech Program
fine “at home” instruction offered by
speech therapist, Marisa Lapish. Here,
you can follow daily fifteen-minute
lessons with your child. Daily, short les-
You can order this instructional DVD for
• Brain/Body Midline Exercises
I love using midline exercises for these
little guys to develop speech fluency.
While all midline exercises are extremely
powerful in helping a child with word
retrieval and flow, the one I get the most
a mild stuttering issue, found it eliminated
“thinking brain” with the “doing brain.”