Movement has been proven to improve focus and concentration. Motor breaks also help children regulate their energy levels. Movement can be used before, during, and after speech, both as a reward and as a therapeutic tool. Below are some ideas on how to get moving in and outside of the therapy room!
- Opt for the stairs instead of the elevator on your way to the speech office.
- Sit on an exercise ball.
- Kids can help carry toys, games and materials from the closet to the speech room.
- Bounce on a mini trampoline or jump up and down.
- Push the chair across the room or spin around.
- Step stools are great for step-ups.
- Have a dance party!
Hope these tips help keep you moving and having fun!
Nicole Cohen MS CF SLP