The benefits of Speech Therapy

3 Tips to Get the Best out of Your Speech Therapy Session

March 12, 2017

Not all therapy sessions are created equal! How well our little ones can engage and remain focused can have a huge impact on how they respond to therapy work. With therapy sessions only lasting for 45 minutes, it is critical that this time is used effectively to maximise outcomes. Luckily there are golden tips and tricks that you can use to help your little one get the most out of their next speech therapy session!

  1. Fuel the body to fuel the brain: Hungry tummies can make engagement and learning more difficult. Ensuring that your little one has eaten regularly, or had a snack before therapy, will ensure that they are able to fully engage within learning.
  2. A rested mind is a sharp mind: We all know how awful we can feel if our sleep cycle is disrupted. While our therapy is fun and filled with motivation, it still will be challenging for your child. A good nights sleep will support their endurance.
  3. Prepare the body for learning: Wiggles, giggles and fidgeting can be overcome by preparing the body for learning. Taking your little one to the park where they can jump, climb and run before starting their session will work wonders for their engagement.
The benefits of Speech Therapy
Lauren Crumlish Brisbane Kids Speech Therapist

Lauren Crumlish

Author of "3 Tips to Get the Best out of Your Speech Therapy Session"

Our blog series has been consciously created to answers the questions that we commonly receive from parents, teachers and doctors. We also hope to bring awareness to the range and extent of communication challenges that children and teenagers may face in their home, school and social environments. We hope that our blog series may also highlight the role and importance of paediatric speech pathology.

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