ASHA has shed light on key data surrounding the completion of home programming and its effect on speech and language gains. The results were conclusive: children who completed all of their assigned speech homework demonstrated the greatest improvements toward their goals. See the figure below:
The data referenced came from NOMS, the national data registry specifically for speech-language pathology services. Improvements in pre-k children were seen across the three most commonly treated areas: articulation, language comprehension, and language production.
The evidence supports the fact that children should continue to work toward their goals via home programming with a parent or caregiver. The benefits to speech and language are clear!
To find out more, visit: https://leader.pubs.asha.org/doi/10.1044/leader.NOMS.25032020.28