We helped Tamir through education, training and practice of assertiveness, body language, appropriate use of volume, I-statements, professional language, open-ended questions, small talk and conversation skills. Each session, Tamir was given homework assignments to practice over the week. We also worked on reducing communication anxiety through desensitization using social experiments, role-playing and dialogue practice.
We helped Kevin to prioritize his goals: first, the frontal lisp and second, the rate of speech. Next, we systematically worked through changing his pronunciation of the S and Z sounds. This took 10 weeks from start to finish. During the 10 weeks, Kevin attended weekly appointments with our speech-language pathologist, Melissa James, and completed 10 minutes of practice each day.