What positive or negative experiences do you remember from speech therapy when you were a kid?
September 10, 2010 7:37 PM Subscribe
Did you have speech therapy as a kid? Did you have experiences from your speech therapy sessions that traumatized or empowered you?
posted by shortyJBot to human relations (45 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This is my third year working in an elementary school with preschool-5th graders with speech, language, and social issues. I work with most kids for an hour a week, usually in small groups, so it's important to make an impression in the little time I have with them. I want it to be a positive one!
I am careful not to announce to older kids in front of their class that they have speech. For sensitive kids, I use the phrases "Your Best" and "Not Your Best" for feedback on articulation productions instead of "good" or "bad."
I guess I feel like people hate it when you correct their grammar, and their actual speech is a few levels more personal than that.
Any personal memories of things that worked or didn't work for you in speech therapy would be appreciated!