Happy New Year! The New Year is an excellent time of the year to set goals and resolutions for the coming year. What goals do you have for your child’s speech and language for 2021 Here are some ideas for New Years resolutions related to speech and language to help kick of 2021.
Practice speech sounds for five minutes at least five days a week. Life can get busy for everyone, but research shows daily practice even for just five minutes can make a huge difference in a child’s progress. Ask your child’s therapist for speech targets.
Go to the library and read each day. Going to the library is a fun activity which leads to bringing home new, exciting, and engaging books for the week. Ask your child’s therapist for ideas on how to incorporate your child’s speech and language goals in reading with your child. This is a fun and efficient way to support speech, language, and literacy skills at home.
Connect your child’s therapist and teachers. Children are using speech and language all day long at school. Together, teachers and speech-language pathologists can work to support your child.
Consistency is crucial for learning and making progress. Each week in therapy your child is developing new speech and language skills. The more frequently they practice their new skills, the easier it is for them to start using them independently.