Topic: 5 Ways to Get Siblings Involved in Speech Therapy

  1. Siblings, older or younger, can be an excellent peer model for kids receiving speech and language therapy and this can be very motivating

  2. Have siblings help with turn-taking activities. Choose a fun game and get siblings involved by taking turns appropriately while playing a game with their brother or sister. Learning to take turns appropriately can help siblings get along better outside of therapy

  3. Siblings can help set appropriate goals; have the siblings help create functional goals in the home setting. For example, you may ask your child “when is it hard for you to understand what your brother/sister is saying?” He or she may provide examples which is helpful to establish functional goals at home

  4. Siblings can be helpful when practicing appropriate social skills; the sibling can engage in role play scenarios with their brother/sister and be a model for appropriate conversation

  5. Siblings can help with carryover skills at home. They are around each other for plenty of hours so take advantage!

Becca Eisenberg, M.S., CCC-SLP

Website: Five Ways to Get Siblings Involved in Speech Therapy

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