Have you ever gotten the feeling that, in order for your child to really listen to you, you’d have to say it with a text message or post it on his Facebook page? Kids these days are constantly buried in their electronic devices. I was once tempted to record a YouTube video to ask my teenage stepson to clean his room. I never actually did it, but it probably would have gotten his attention. The point is, kids love computers and gadgets. So why not move speech therapy into the digital age and try online speech therapy with Speech Buddies University? It’s easy to use, it’ll keep your kidlet engaged in the lesson plan, and (drumroll, please) it’s free!
Speech therapy apps are great for fitting in a quick lesson on the way to soccer practice. However, you can also turn your PC into an electronic speech therapy tutor for your child. Some computer programs for speech therapy are customized for a specific speech disorder, while others offer a comprehensive range of tools. Consult your child’s speech-language pathologist (SLP) and ask for recommendations of software programs that would best suit your child’s needs.