Speech-Language Tips for Parents!
Emphasize correct productions of error sounds when reading, or during conversation. Use pictures to make learning more enjoyable.
Communicate at the child's level of understanding. Use simpler words, and fewer instructions at a time. Include certain words in conversation, which are related to the interests and experiences of your child. These tips should help to increase vocabulary skills.
Do not call attention to the stuttering or try to speak for them. However, you may acknowledge its existence (ex. "That was a tough word to say, wasn't it?"). Be calm and focused as you listen.
If your child's voice is hoarse or harsh, shorten the speaking time. Remind the child to limit or refrain from speaking loudly or making motor/animal noises.
Working with your child can be an enjoyable "team" experience during conversation, when your child is reading, or when you read to him or her!