Ages: 2-7Grades: Toddler-2
Teach children who have a repaired cleft palate to use oral airflow for speech production. The delightful book has expert teaching helps to eliminate compensatory errors.
Children learn to use oral airflow for speech production as they perform the same tasks as Chippy, the main character. The captivating illustrations help children visualize the skills as they learn. Although research indicates that blowing exercises do not increase muscle function of the soft palate (Shprintzen, McCall & Skolnick, 1975), blowing tasks that are quickly transitioned into sound productions can be helpful (Hardin-Jones, Chapman, & Scherer, 2005).
Clinician's notes are provided to more fully explain therapy techniques, troubleshoot potential problems, and give tips for successful oral airflow and oral sound production. Activities to further develop the target skills are listed on the last page of the book.
14 pages • 8½ x 11, spiral • ©2009