In the kindergarten classrooms, four students are receiving intervention for stuttering. Instead of putting them in a group, I like to see them twice a week for 15 minutes in the kindergarten room at an Amplio station. They are new to receiving speech therapy and working on fluency, so I try to make it super fun, and the Amplio platform makes that easy. I am simultaneously teaching fluency concepts and skills and taking data on fluent speech at the word level. The Amplio platform has so many options to choose from whether it’s exploring anatomy involved in fluency and stuttering, practicing a hierarchy of words, phrases, sentences to find where the breakdown happens, and also fun, engaging scenes that we can use as a game board as we progress through our session. Sally loves unicorns so we choose the “unicorn puzzle” and we go through single words that start with b. She often blocks or has repetitions with ‘b’ words in the initial position. I’m teaching her easy onset so that she can slowly ease into these words and learn strategies to reduce blocks or repetitions.
- Kindergarten classroom
- 1:1 session, 2 times a week for 15 minutes
- Anatomy lesson
- Side by side practice using strategies to produce fluent single words
- Fun with technology on the Amplio Learning Platform for Special Education