Communicating through aquatic speech pathology with the Speech Pathology Group


TERESA: IF YOUR CHILD IS HAVING DIFFICULTIES COMMUNICATING, DOING SO CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR THE CHILD AND PARENTS, BUT THERE IS A UNIQUE PATH ELEGY THAT MIGHT BE THE ANSWER — UNIQUE PATHOLY THAT MIGHT BE THE ANSWER. RYAN: TWO G UESTS, THANK YOU FOR JOINING. THE SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS ARE IN THE POOL AND THE CHILDREN COME WITH US, ONE-ON-ONE. MOST OF WHAT WE ARE DOING IN THE LAND SESSIONS, WE CAN DO IN THE POOL. TERESA: WHAT MAKES WATER BETTER? EVERY CHILD LOVES WATER. THINK ABOUT THE KIDS IN THE POOL, SO MOTIVATING. THEY LOVE TO BE WITH YOU AND ALL OF THAT ASPECT IS BETTER. RYAN: THEM BEING MORE COMFORTABLE, DO YOU FEEL LIKE THEY ARE BETTER TO THAT ABLE TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT BETTER — FEEL LIKE THEY ARE ABLE TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT BETTER? I HAVE CHILDREN THAT CANNOT IMITATE SOUNDS ON LAND SESSIONS, BUT IN THE WATER, THEY IMITATE SOUNDS. THEY WILL TAKE THE SENSORY INPUT FROM YOU. TERESA: HOW YOUNG OF A CHILD CAN START? THEY CAN BE ANY CHILD OF THE BIRTH TO 3 AGE, BUT THE YOUNGEST WE HAVE HAD IS 2. RYAN: HOW ABOUT PARENTS, HOW DOES THAT PLAY INTO IT? THE POOLS WE ARE IN HAVE A NICE BIG DECK TO THE PARENTS ARE WATCHING. THEY GET INTO THE STRATEGIES WE ARE USING WITH THE CHILDREN AND WE DO A DEBRIEFING AT THE END. TERESA: WHAT IS THE FEEDBACK? SO FAR, IT IS GREAT. FAMILIES HAVE LOVED IT. AS SPEECH THERAPISTS, WE LOVE DOING SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. RYAN: IT CHANGES THE SCENERY FOR YOU, TOO? [LAUGHTER] YES. RYAN: FOR SOME OF OUR VIEWERS WHO MIGHT HAVE CHILDREN OLDER THAN THAT, YOU CAN WORK WITH THEM AS WELL? YES. WE CAN TECHNICALLY DO ANY AGE IN THE POOL. THE OLDER CHILDREN WORK ON MORE SOCIAL SKILLS SO WE HAVE A GROUP OF THEM. RYAN: IT IS COOL THAT YOU CAN TOGETHER. TERESA: ANOTHER OPTION. WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU? ANYONE CAN GO ON THE WEBSITE WHICH IS CTSLP. COM OR THEY CAN MESSAGE US ON FACEBOOK. RYAN: AND THE CLASS LOCATIONS? SHELTON AT THE HAMPTON AND — HAMPTON INN AND SOUTHBURY IS STARTING IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. AND SANFORD. RYAN: AWESOME.

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