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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tips on Tuesday: Super Star Speech Review

Do you know of any children who have difficulty with certain speech sounds? I had one of those children. Nathan had a terrible time with the "L" and "R" sounds. It was cute when he was little, but by the time he hit the 2nd grade, it wasn't really cute anymore.
We felt there was no other option available to us and we turned to speech therapy. While it worked like a charm and in about 10 months, he fully mastered the "L" and "R" sounds; I never knew I had options for some home therapy. When I was given the chance to review the Super Star Speech program, I knew I had to go for it.

Since Nathan battled the entire school year last year to get those sounds mastered, I thought this would be some great review for him. I (of course) selected the Super Star R & L book to review. It's a 61 page instructional including lesson plans to help correct the R & L sounds.
I appreciated the opening pages where speech therapy is explained. It gives you good information about what would happen at a therapist's office so you can simulate that environment at home. There are some hints on proper pronunciation and instructions on how to make the sounds. Then there are pages and pages of games and activities.

I believe this was created to be part of a homeschool curriculum, but could be used by any parent who wants to help improve the speech and diction of their child. I noticed that many of the exercises in the book (and many of the games) were the same ones we had done at speech therapy.

Overall, I think these books are an incredible resource for parents. You can get them as ebook downloads or a spiral bound printed copy. There are four titles in the series. I would caution anyone that the other books would be sounds that are considered 'easier' to correct than L & R. I learned from the professionals that R is the hardest sound to correct in speech. While I recognize the tools in this book are the same ones we used in a professional setting, I would urge parents to take their child into a professional if you are not getting desired results.

If you are interested in purchasing Super Star Speech, mention the coupon code "mamabuzz" and receive a 20% discount on your purchase.
 For more information, please visit the Super Star Speech Facebook Page.

This is a MamaBuzz Media review. The product was provided by Super Star Speech for this review.

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