Try combining these tips with an app that’s specifically engineered to help adults recover their language skills after a stroke or some other type of acquired brain injury. Tactus Therapy apps are designed by a Speech-Language Pathologist to allow you to practice the same skills you work on in therapy, at home. You can trust that the speech therapy exercises are based on techniques known to help adults with acquired communication disorders. We want you to succeed!
Besides going through these as today's speech exercise, try saying several tongue twisters before your next important conversation or speech. The close attention you're forced to use should carry over and you'll be speaking more clearly than you would have otherwise.
In our speech voice exercises, we're going to actually start with the speaking voice. You want to make sure that these sounds come to the very front of your mouth. They want to be on the tip of your tongue, right at the mouth. So repeat after me. Buh-buh-buh. You want to put the air that you have in your diaphragm in your lungs through the sound and make it like an attack. Buh-buh-buh. You can also do this with 'd'. Duh-duh-duh. I highly recommend as you start these exercises you do the speech exercise first. Buh-buh-buh. Duh-duh-duh. Then you're ready to move on to an actual vocal exercise. I like this one. Bum-bum-bum-bum-buh. Bum-bum-bum-bum-buh. Bum-bum-bum-bum-buh. Bum-bum-bum-bum-buh. Now, you can also do this with a zung. Zung-zung-zung-zung-zuh. Keep in mind, I'm not singing really big. This wouldn't be a dramatic moment in a song. This is really just right there in the middle. Exercising that middle voice.
If you find yourself getting angry or frustrated while you’re practicing, stop. Take a break. Breathe deeply and calm down. Practice is supposed to help you get better. If the speech therapy exercises leave you feeling frustrated, they’re probably too hard or you’re too tired. Ask for help. Or pick an easier activity or setting. If you start to associate homework with negative emotions, you probably won’t stick to your schedule. You need to watch out for negative feelings, and change what you’re doing the instant you feel them.
REPORTED SPEECH EXERCISES