In this blog post, I will be sharing a helpful video about modeling skills. While searching online for ideas to teach articulation skills, I found this helpful video about modeling over at SpeechPathway.com. It gives excellent examples of the different types of modeling techniques used to teach articulation skills.
Helpful Video About Modeling Skills
Modeling is telling to your child what you expect from them during a therapy session. Generally, there are 3 main modeling methods.
Firstly, the video talks about emphasis. Many speech-language pathologists use emphasis to make a difference in speech. Emphasis is important because it reduces the speed of the articulary transition when we emphasize a sound.
Secondly, the video discusses splitting apart. It is a great modeling technique used by SLPs and is especially useful for children with difficulty at the syllable level. This method can be used to join component parts of the syllable together. It means splitting the syllables apart and slowly bring them together.
Lastly, simultaneous modeling is a great therapy method that works very well with children. You tell the student what you are going to do and have them jump in and do it with you simultaneously. You then slowly adjust your rate as the child catch up with your rate to improve proficiency.
The video offers many examples of how these modeling techniques can be practiced with your students during a therapy session.
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