1st Edition

Total Speech: Blending Techniques in Speech and Language Therapy

By Karen Massey, Gemma Lester Copyright 2024
    132 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    132 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    This book explores how speech and language therapists can use a wide range of multi-modal therapy techniques to elicit speech sound. Due to the nature of the approach, there is a limited evidence base in the area, so this book draws on the authors’ extensive experience, as well as testimonials from families who have been successfully supported by the approach, to offer a new and unique perspective for therapy. By using a total communication approach, the book provides clinicians with the confidence to be more open and experimental in their practice, when traditional routes are proving unsuccessful, to best meet the needs of clients with more complex clinical backgrounds.

    Chapters include the following:

    • Setting the scene.
    • Persistent speech sound disorders.
    • Popular techniques.
    • Adding the extra dimension.
    • Case studies.
    • How to run a Total Speech group.

    Total Speech shares success stories of how well-known techniques can be blended to achieve progress and results. It will be a useful addition to any speech and language therapist’s therapy toolkit.

     Acknowledgements

    About the Authors

    The Purpose of this Book

    Chapter 1 - Speech Sound Disorders - Setting the Scene

    Chapter 2 - When Speech Sound Disorders become persistent

    Chapter 3 - Popular Therapy Techniques

    Chapter 4 - Adding an extra dimension

    Chapter 5 - Time for Total Speech

    Chapter 6 - IEP / EHCP Goals Bank

    Chapter 7 - Running a Total Speech group

    Chapter 8 - Total Speech – the Pathway

    Conclusions

    Bibliography

    Appendices

    Biography

    Karen Massey has worked as a children’s speech therapist in 2 NHS trusts as well as independently, including in special schools, community preschool and Autism Pathway assessments. She has additional training in Oral Placement Therapy, PECS, TEACCH, Signalong and Intensive Interaction. Karen is ADOS trained and has worked within both child and adult autism diagnostic teams. Karen is experienced in working with both high- and low-tech AAC.

    Gemma Lester is a specialist speech and language therapist in 3 NHS trusts as well as working independently with special schools, community preschool and Autism Pathway assessments. She has additional training in PECS, epilepsy, TEACCH, AAC, LAMP, BSL and Signalong. Gemma has attended a dysphagia management course as well as Oral Placement Therapy training. Gemma is ADOS trained and is also now working within adult ASD assessment. Gemma is experienced in working with both highand low-tech AAC.