Books 2017-06-18T21:00:35+00:00

“Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do”

 
This “Help Me Talk Right” book focuses on preschool stuttering.

 

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When parents first hear their child stutter, they may feel scared and helpless. They may wonder what they can do to help him so that he does not grow up stuttering. Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do does a thorough job of helping parents navigate the often confusing territory of stuttering during the preschool years. Free of technical jargon and easy to use, this book is for parents, speech pathologists, speech assistants, teachers and pediatricians who wish to learn more about stuttering during these formative years and help children before stuttering becomes a lifelong problem.
This informative book gives parents the tools that will help them help their child. This book explains the following and more:

  • what happens when the child stutters
  • stuttering facts
  • the role of emotions in stuttering
  • the emotions and roles of the parents
  • what can cause the child’s stutter to be better or worse
  • the impact of the child’s environment
  • what parents can do if they want to help their child stop stuttering
  • when and where to seek professional help
  • what to expect when seeking professional help

 

Excerpted from Help Me Talk Right: Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do by Mirla G. Raz.

[blockquote class=”default”]It is natural for parents to want to directly help their child when they hear him stutter. They do so with the best of intentions. In their attempts to help their child, they may give him advice or ask him to do what they believe will help. However, the advice they give can be counterproductive. Advice can make the child more self-conscious and upset with himself for being disfluent. Advice can frustrate the child when the advice does not help and yet the parent believes it will. Numerous adults who stutter have told me that they believe the advice their parents gave them, when they were children, did more harm than good. The advice made them more self-conscious and inhibited. The list, on the following pages, highlights common advice that should be avoided, why the advice should be avoided, and replacement actions the parents can implement that will be more beneficial.
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“How to Teach a Child to Say the “S” Sound in 15 Easy Lessons”

 
This “Help Me Talk Right” book focuses on the “s” sound. It presents an easy to follow, proven step-by-step method of frontal and lateral lisp correction. All the tools and techniques you need for “s” sound correction are included.

 

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Updated lateral “S” section

Free of technical jargon and easy to use, this book is for speech pathologists, speech assistants, and parents who wish to teach a child how to say the “s” sound and use it in conversation. Everything you need to know about teaching a child to say and use the “s” sound is clearly shown in a step-by-step format. Each lesson builds upon the successes of previous lessons so that the child is challenged to use the “s” more often until he is able to use it in conversation. The book comes complete with worksheets, suggestions for games and fun exercises, and a certificate of achievement.

Excerpted from Help Me Talk Right: How to Teach a Child to Say the “S” Sound in 15 Easy Lessons by Mirla G. Raz.
TONGUE AND TEETH POSITIONING, LESSON 1:

[blockquote class=”default”]Look at my teeth. I’m going to make believe my teeth are a cage. I’m going to make believe my tongue is a tiger. When I open the cage (open teeth) you can see the tiger come out (stick out tongue). Before I close the cage, I let the tiger lie down (place tongue at the bottom of mouth, behind lower front teeth). Then I close the cage (place tongue at bottom of mouth and shut teeth with upper teeth overlapping lower teeth). When the cage is closed the tiger cannot come out (place tongue again at bottom of mouth and shut teeth).[/blockquote]

 

“How to Teach a Child to Say the “R” Sound in 15 Easy Lessons”

 

This “Help Me Talk Right” book focuses on the “r” sound. It presents an easy to follow, proven step-by-step method of correcting those pesky “r”s. All the tools and techniques you need for “r” sound correction are included.

 

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[icon class=”text-icon sound”]Listen to a child that has trouble making an “R” sound.[/icon]

Free of technical jargon and easy to use, this book is for speech pathologists, speech assistants, and parents who wish to teach a child how to say the “r” sound and use it in conversation. Everything you need to know about teaching a child to say and use the “r” sound is clearly shown in a step-by-step format. Each lesson builds upon the successes of previous lessons so that the child is challenged to use the “r” more often until she is able to use it in conversation. The book comes complete with worksheets, suggestions for games and fun exercises, and a certificate of achievement.

Excerpted from Help Me Talk Right: How to Teach a Child to Say the “R” Sound in 15 Easy Lessons by Mirla G. Raz.
TONGUE POSITIONING, LESSON 1:

[blockquote class=”default”]Place the mirror in front of you and the child. Look in the mirror with the child and say, “Now you are going to make a muscle with you tongue. Watch me first.” Show the child how you lift your tongue tip up and back. Demonstrate this for the child again. Now tell the child that it is her turn to make a muscle with her tongue. Tell her you will do it together first.[/blockquote]

 

“How to Teach a Child to Say the “L” Sound in 15 Easy Lessons”

 

This “Help Me Talk Right” book focuses on the “l” sound. It presents an easy to follow, proven step-by-step method of correcting those funny sounding ‘l’s. All the tools and techniques you need for “l” sound correction are included.

 

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[icon class=”text-icon sound”]Listen to the child that has trouble making the “L” sound.[/icon]

Free of technical jargon and easy to use, this book is for speech pathologists, speech assistants, and parents who wish to teach a child how to say the “l” sound and use it in conversation. Everything you need to know about teaching a child to say and use the “l” sound is clearly shown in a step-by-step format. Each lesson builds upon the successes of previous lessons so that the child is challenged to use the “l” more often until he is able to use it in conversation. The book comes complete with worksheets, suggestions for games and fun exercises, and a certificate of achievement.

 
Excerpted from Help Me Talk Right: How to Teach a Child to Say the “L” Sound in 15 Easy Lessons by Mirla G. Raz.
TONGUE AND TEETH POSITIONING, LESSON 1:

[blockquote class=”default”]Sit next to the child. Place the mirror in front of you and the child. Look in the mirror with the child and say,”Look at my tongue. Watch me lift my tongue and put it right behind my front teeth.” Show the child how you lift your tongue and place the tongue tip right behind your top front teeth (see Figure A). Your mouth should be open wide enough for the child to see your tongue movement. Demonstrate this for the child again.[/blockquote]