Speech or Language Impairments: 1st Grade

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Speech or Language Impairments: 1st Grade

Speech or Language Impairments In the 1st Grade

A speech or language impairment is basically a communication disorder that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. This disorder impair a child’s articulation, voice, fluency or language comprehension (Speech Or Language Impairments, 2013).




Use alliteration: have students identify words starting with same sound they are struggling with.

Recording: have students go over commonly mispronounced words, allow them to hear the correct pronunciation; if the students cannot hear the difference, try recording them and playback for analysis.

Word pairs: practice word pairs like "pig" and "big" or "time" and "chime". Incorrect pronunciation will cause these words to sound the same.


 Allow students to substitute oral assignments for written assignments Allow students extra time on test, oral presentations and oral answers


 Allow students to express their ideas without rushing them Only call on these students when they are ready to participate, we want to encourage a positive experience for all.

 Allow students additional time to practice presentations with their teacher and provide specific feedback. Allow the student to know the order of presenters to reduce anxiety level.

Students become exposed to children with disabilities; this promotes and teaches tolerance of differences and models a greater acceptance of diversity.


Text-To-Speech Synthesis System: synthesizes speech that is more intelligible and natural sounding to be incorporated in speech-generating devices, converted into their personal synthetic voice.


Visual Aids: using images with written questions will provide students with a reference point beyond speech and language.


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices: help people with communication disorders to express themselves; they range from a simple picture board to a computer program that synthesizes speech-to-text.

Dred’s read aloud and partnered reading.

Self-conscious about oral presentations and test.

Loves to use a-lot of movement with communication.Prefers to use an image or draw a picture to express an idea.

Teacher should have frequent collaboration with parents and speech pathologist regarding student’s goals. Teacher should provide speech pathologist and parents with any letter sounds, sight words, spelling words, or vocabulary words that the student is working on.

The teacher should also be working on goals provided by the speech pathologist.




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