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Articulation Therapy (Speech)

Articulation Therapy (Speech):

Articulation Therapy (Speech) techniques:

Articulation therapy is a technique utilised in speech therapy to improve the accurate production of speech sounds. It involves several essential components:

First, an assessment is conducted by the speech therapist to evaluate the individual’s speech sound production and identify specific errors. This assessment helps determine the appropriate targets for therapy.

Once the targets are established, the therapist focuses on developing auditory discrimination skills. The individual learns to differentiate between correct and incorrect production of speech sounds through listening exercises and feedback.

Articulation exercises are then introduced, involving specific drills and exercises to enhance the articulatory movements required for accurate sound production. The therapist provides guidance and models the correct placement of the articulators, such as the tongue and lips.

Visual and tactile cues may be employed to further support learning. Visual aids like mirrors or diagrams help individuals visualise the correct articulator positions, while tactile cues provide additional sensory feedback.

Generalisation is a crucial aspect of articulation therapy. The therapist guides the individual in applying newly acquired skills to real-life situations, such as practising target sounds in different words and engaging in conversations.

Home practise is assigned to reinforce therapy goals. The individual is encouraged to practise the target sounds regularly outside of therapy sessions, promoting consistency and progress.

Throughout the therapy process, the speech therapist provides guidance, modelling, and feedback to support the individual’s improvement in accurate speech sound production. The duration and intensity of therapy vary based on individual needs and the severity of the speech-sound errors.