After receiving years of speech therapy, my high schoolers are worn out! They get bored with traditional mundane tasks. They love that I have introduced technology into our fluency sessions. I see them in a group because at times we get into social-emotional issues, the confidence struggles they are experiencing talking with peers or in the work setting.
Here’s my agenda for today:
- Learn about their week and challenges they have experienced
- Have them share with the group
- Then we open an “Asking questions at the _____ (store, school, problem-solving/inferring, etc.)
- Each student will respond to the stimulus in front of the group
- First, we begin our learning paths. I set the path to have each student practice words, phrases, sentences that contain the speech sound that triggers dysfluent speech. The entire goal is to go slow and use your strategies. They do this independently.
- As each student participates and becomes dysfluent, the other students chime in to support him/her to remember to use pre-established strategies. Then, they respond to the stimuli and we pass the response to each student in the circle.
- We repeat this pattern throughout the session.