4 Years 1 Month: working on speech accuracy and clarity

Posted by Deborah Grauzam on

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We love working with Monica at TalkTools! She is full of knowledge and experience. When a speech issue comes up with Belle, and I am viewing it as a really big problem that we are going to be stuck on forever, Monica handles it so gracefully and gives me hope. She has years of experience with oral motor therapy issues so I feel like she has "seen it all." Nothing seems to surprise her and no problem is too big to address. I really appreciate and value those qualities about her.

Belle is continuing to speak in phrases and short sentences. She will throw out a 6-8 word sentence on a daily basis as well. One of our goals in our TalkTools program is to increase the accuracy and clarity of Belle's sentences. Often times, Belle will talk in phrases or will omit words. So, we are working with her to say all the appropriate words in a sentence she makes up. We highlight Belle practicing this in the video this month. She is doing well!

Below is Belle's video this month. It includes Annabelle putting sentences together while describing "verb" pictures I put together for her (with the help of her sister!). And at the end you will see Belle singing her ABCs nicely!

-Lanie Beetsma

Annabelle has Down Syndrome and has been using TalkTools Therapy since she was born. Her story is a great inspiration for parents seeking help for a child with Down Syndrome. Follow Miss Annabelle’s journey from the beginning here.

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  • Hi Laura, thank you for your message! In order to help you, we would need to know if your child has a specific diagnosis, what type(s) of therapists/doctors she currently sees and how well she does with the tools you mentioned. Please email customercare@talktools.com with these details and we will see what we can do to help. Deborah

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  • Hello,

    My daugther use talk tools too. I am so happy because she speak many words and some sentenses. She is 3 years old an d in January is 4th birthday. So I want to know about the material that we use.

    We have the kit with red bloks, chevys, and straws, wistles, bottoms too. We live in Colombia. Please let me know if you have other material recommend for her.


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