Discover new resources and ideas for teaching children with speech and language disorders. Disorders of this kind can manifest in several different ways; some of the more common include stuttering, apraxia and others. Do you have a child that refuses to speak in class? You may be dealing with selective mutism. Learn more about these types of disorders, warning signs and diagnosis, and what you as a teacher can do to help your student learn and succeed in class.
People are often uncertain about how to respond to someone who stutters. While you want to be helpful, saying or doing the wrong thing could embarrass you both or result in hurt feelings. Learning causes and triggers of stuttering can help you react appropriately.
Students with speech impairments greatly vary in abilities. In addition to communication difficulties, these children may struggle with reading, understanding and expressing language, and managing class activities. Read this article to learn more about the strategies that work with these students.
What would it be like to not be able to read people’s facial expressions, or understand body language? That is what it is like for those with a nonverbal learning disability. Read on to learn more.
Imagine yourself traveling to a foreign country, having never learned the language. You now understand a little better the difficulty that student’s face when they cannot process the language.
As a special education teacher, you will have students with many kinds of speech disorders. Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder you may encounter while teaching. Learn about the symptoms of childhood dysarthria and how you can help a student with this condition.
Want to know more about therapy for Stuttering? Here are a collection of stuttering exercises for children that can be used by parents or teachers.
The onset of stuttering typically appears when a child is between two and five years old. Early intervention makes the difference in whether early childhood stuttering will continue into adulthood or not. Learn how to detect stuttering in your class and help young students learn to speak fluently.
Children with selective mutism have the inability to speak in social settings due to severe anxiety. School, with the many expectations to interact with peers and teachers, can pose the most difficulties for these children. How can teachers help selectively mute students? Read this article to learn.
Children who are non-verbal lack the ability to communicate in a “normal” way with spoken language. Help is available for non-verbal special ed children in various forms of assistive technology. Such technology may include augmentative alternative communication devices.
A speech impediment can be a serious detriment to learning, and special education teachers need to have a solid game plan ready to accommodate children with this impairment. Advance preparation, achieving focus, and quality time all play a role in working with these students.