FOCUSING on tongue and lip movements will increase a child's awareness of their tongue and lip movements. The story focusing on the range of tongue movements as well as the coordination & speech of the movements. Awareness of tongue movements can assist when directions are given to encourage imitation of correct speech sounds. However the book works on more than just " tongue exercises. Children are encouraged to copy movements at the mouth level. This can help in developing the pre-speech skill of imitatio. Social skills can be boosted as well as children are encouraged to look at people's faces, tongue and lips which can build eye contact. An increased general awareness of tongue & lips movements can also help the pre-speech skill of general attention as turn-taking is embedded in the copying routines.
While research has shown that non-speech oral motor movements does not directly assist in building the tongue and lip movements needed to say specfic sounds in words (Ygual-Fernandez& Cervera-Merida, 2016; Russcello, 2008), we know imitation at the mouth level is an important developmental step. Infants' language exposure largely involves face-to-face interactions. Children use listening and visual speech cues as well as social cues to learn to communicate with others. Infants' audio-visual speech perception is linked with later vocabulary size, suggesting a lasting effect on language development. (Alvater-Mackensen N & Grossmann T. 2015)
Mr Tongue acts like a gym session for your child's mouth! Through a fun story it delivers full mouth exercises for the lips, tongue and mouth. Children become aware of the different parts of the mouth - lips, teeth, tongue. A range of co-ordinated tongue and lip movements are need for clear speech development and mature biting and chewing skills.
This eBook will help you FOCUS on developing pre-speech skills, tongue & mouth movements needed for speech development and communication skills. Through visual cuess child interactional skills can be developed!
Mr Tongue can help increase the power, rate,range & accuracy of tongue movements.
Mr Tongue encourages the development of voluntary control & muscle awareness of mouth movements used for speech.
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What age is the Mr Tongue eBook suited to?
The eBook is ideal for ALL toddlers between approximate 12 months and 3 years. It is also great for older children that are late talkers using reduced spoken language (e.g., autism). It can also be great for children that are fussy eaters or have poor biting, chewing & swallowing problems.
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This is produced by an experienced and registered Speech Pathologist and has been designed to coach parents to help build tongue and oral imitation skills. Remember to always contact a GP or health professional if you have notable concerns in regard to your child's development. You are welcome to call us to ask questions.
Would the eBook Mr Tongue Story benefit children with Autism or Late Talkers?
This eBOOK is potential great for any child using a reduced range of spoken words, poor focus on eye contact or reduced imitation skills. It provides parents & carers with the fundamental steps needed for speech and language learning. Please seek additional direct professional advice for major concerns with your child.
The eBook can act as a great additional tool to any ongoing therapy services your child may be engaged in. Parents & carers are in the best position to assist children to have fun and learn in everyday interactions. This eBOOK gives YOU another tool to help your child.
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