Online music based-program can help children overcome speech delay
Benefits for Speech Development
We at iQsonics are developing Sing and Speak 4 Kids, an online music-based language program to support young children with delayed speech development. This interactive program, using a clinically tested therapy called Developmental Speech Language Training through Music (DSLM)*, serves as a supplement to other speech therapy modalities and will be guided by the Training Team of teachers, therapists and families.
Training Team Support and Real Time Monitoring
The child who will benefit would have some emerging vocalization skills, but is slower than normal in developing their verbal communication skills. Some kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder have shown significant speech development with DSLM. If they have ever sung a song or hummed a tune, this indicates an excellent chance that they could benefit.
SING AND SPEAK 4 KIDS
I have seen first-hand great benefits that my students and their families have experienced using Sing and Speak 4 Kids. This program encourages joint attention with a primary caregiver and supports best practices when utilizing screen-time with young children and those with ASD. With positive experiences using SS4Kids they are looking forward to participating in more songs in the future.
Early-Childhood Special Education Teacher
San Bernardino County Desert/Mt. Early-Start Program
The day after playing Sing and Speak 4 Kids for the first time, my son remembered the song story and target words. When I asked what Brown Bear wanted, he said “More”. I asked “More what?” and he said “Apples”. And I said, “How do they make him feel?” “Happy!”
Mom of 3-yr.-old boy
with slow language development and short attention span