There are thousands of speech therapists around the world who use picture cards for their speech therapy sessions especially with young kids. If you see a child with very limited speech ability, these picture cards will assist these kids to learn new words each day that are represented by the objects and actions that they see. It is a very important means of communication for children with speech disorder.
Picture cards can be created personally by any one. It can be a cut out from a magazine or drawing that can be pasted in a cardboard. If you wish to have a more durable card, then you have to laminate it. If you want the picture cards to be more effective and useful to the children with speech disorder, tape it on their rooms. If they are able to speak a little, encourage them to repeat the words twice every single day to help them improve their speech.
Make some booklets that represent games to help children with speech disorder with their receptive language. Not only children with speech disorder use the picture cards. These are also used by people with autism. This is a very good way of communicating to them. People with autism are very good with visuals, and they can easily get what you want to tell them.
Picture cards can also be bought in some bookstores or educational shops. There are also sites online wherein a person or a caregiver can print out to use it as picture cards. Do not hesitate to do a little research on how to use the picture cards to children with speech disorder or those who have autism. You will surely learn a lot through these different sites. It is a great challenge if you are able to deal with them easily.Bookmark the permalink.