Cooper is our star of the month.
Cooper is great kid. He’s the kind of kid who lights up the clinic with his personality and his inquisitive nature. When he comes to Kidmunicate for therapy, he makes his rounds and talks to everyone in the office. And he’s a great conversationalist too because he’s genuinely interested in learning more about the people he’s talking to. I guess he innately knows that people love to talk about themselves. Perhaps that’s why so many people love Cooper.
This was not always the case. Before Cooper started therapy, he was not much of a talker at all. If you ask his mom, she will tell you with a big smile that he did not talk much at all, now you cannot keep him quiet. We so are proud of the progress that Cooper has made and his continued efforts to hone his expressive language skills even more.
At Kidmunicate, we like to involve the children in relevant projects as part of therapy. This month we wanted to plan a Thanksgiving canned food drive to support the local food bank. We asked Cooper to help us to develop a plan and execute it.
During the canned food program development, we wanted to work on the following expressive language skills .
- Expanding the conversation
- Keeping the conversation relevant and on-point.
- Maintaining a smooth rhythm by slowing down speech rate.
- Articulating /th/ For example: THanksgiving.
- Language sequencing, putting things in the correct order.
- Recalling the steps.