The condition of kids who are late in speaking is not a condition that cannot be overcome or healed. There are some speech therapy programs that can be done to overcome this condition. Not only using helps from psychiatrists or psychologists but the roles of parents are also important to handle this problem. Below are the speech therapies that can be done by the parents themselves at home.
Learning with Music
Listening to music and songs is one of good therapy media for kids who are late in speaking. Songs and music will attract kids’ attention and they will try to imitate the language and movements. This one of speech therapy programs is quite interesting and effective as a healing therapy. Even though the music is turned off, kids tend to still dance and sing on their own. Make sure the music and songs are suitable for the kids’ ages. So that the kids can also add their vocabularies.
Communicate with Your Kids More Often
As parents, try to communicate with your kids more often. You can start it by asking your kids more often. Ask common questions such as what their names are, how old they are, and so on. You can also ask about their daily activities. Add some sweet words and ask with a soft voice so that your kids will be more attracted to listen to you. Your kids will probably not be able to answer your questions well yet, but if you make this therapy more interesting, they will try to talk more.
Talk Slowly to Your Kids
Many parents probably talk too fast when they are talking to their toddlers. This will indirectly make the kids experience a late talk condition. It is because they less understand things that the parents deliver to them. It will be better if parents talk more slowly to their kids, but do not make it too slow. Give clear pronunciation. Your kids should understand every single word that you say from the beginning until the end.
Correcting Your Kids’ Vocabulary
The last of speech therapy programs is correcting your kids’ vocabulary. When your kids point at something, then you as parents should say and explain the name of things being pointed at. Say and explain it slowly so that they can understand you. If your kids are wrong in imitating the name, softly correct them while touching their faces.