Saturday, 2 March 2013

Challenge Me!™ Speech and Communication Cards

by Amanda Elliott, one of the first graduates of the National Institute of Conductive Education UK.
Parent review on Amazon and now translated to German too.

"fantastic and easy to use"
"I bought these cards for my 6 year old son. He has mild Asperger’s syndrome and speech difficulties (stammer and delayed).
He has been having speech therapy since he was four but we find that he has a 6 week set then there is a huge gap in between ( normally 6 months). We started using these cards whilst waiting for his next round of speech therapy and he absolutely loves them. I have four boys and they all wanted to have a go which is good and doesn't make him feel like he is doing any work. They are really easy to follow, I let him shuffle them and pick a few selected ones out. One thing that would be good though is an explanation of what the exercise is for on the back of the card as well as the booklet.
Highly recommended and fun. "

Speech and language skills are a vital part of being able to communicate with others and express one's own needs.

Challenge Me!™ Speech and Communication Cards feature fun and dynamic challenges for children aged 3-12 with any form of speech difficulty, whether this is a severe problem which is related to a motor disability or a general delay in speech.

An ideal tool for parents and professionals working to improve a child's speaking skills, the cards provide a variety of fun activities designed to improve breathing techniques and use of speech apparatus such as the mouth, tongue and nose; control extra salivation; moderate volume, tempo, rhythm and intonation of speech; and improve sound production and clarity of words and sentences. The enclosed booklet provides instructions and advice for using the cards effectively.

These user-friendly activities will make speech training enjoyable for both children and their facilitators and are great for use in the classroom, at home, on a one-to-one basis or with a group of children.