The Teaching of Talking: Learn to Do Expert Speech Therapy at Home With Children and Adults


A Revolutionary Approach for families, caregivers and Speech Pathologists to help children or adults speak and talk again!

The Teaching of Talking will show the mother, wife/husband, or caregiver how to help your loved one speak or talk again

The Teaching of Talking is the perfect approach and method to helping your loved one talk while you are working with a speech language ...

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The Teaching of Talking: Learn to Do Expert Speech Therapy at Home With Children and Adults

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A Revolutionary Approach for families, caregivers and Speech Pathologists to help children or adults speak and talk again!

The Teaching of Talking will show the mother, wife/husband, or caregiver how to help your loved one speak or talk again

The Teaching of Talking is the perfect approach and method to helping your loved one talk while you are working with a speech language pathologist

The Teaching of Talking will be your guide to helping your loved one talk, long after insurance or Medicare benefits end

The Teaching of Talking will show you how to do expert speech and language stimulation and therapy at home throughout your loved one's daily activities. You will first learn to stimulate your loved one's speech and language through the use of questions that garner yes and no answers. From there, you will begin asking questions that require easy one-two word responses from your loved one. Once mastered you will move to three-word answers and build thereon until your loved one or client can answer in phrases, and short sentences which will jump-start longer sentences, more independent speaking and, ultimately, conversation.

Who Teaching of Talking will Help:

Children who are not speaking

Stroke patients with aphasia who have difficulty getting words out

Traumatic brain injured persons who have lost the ability to speak

Those with neurological problems with speech loss

There is no one who will stimulate speech and language better or more often than a loved one at home!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614482536
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 540,716
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark A. Ittleman, M.S. has been a speech-language pathologist for the last 40 years serving in rehabilitation hospitals and facilities working with adults and children who have mild to profound voice, swallowing and speech and language handicaps caused by stroke, aphasia and neurological diseases. Prior to that, he ran a private practice for children and adults with speaking difficulties.  He holds a Masters of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology and the Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.  He also holds numerous postgraduate certifications in advanced therapies. He has lectured at numerous state speech and hearing associations as well as the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.  He has also been a frequent speaker at area hospitals and others throughout the State of Texas.  Ittleman was the founding speech language pathologist of an intensive program for patients with aphasia and has now written a book to teach family members, caregivers, students and speech language pathologists how to do expert speech language therapy with adults and children. 

Ittleman believes the home is the perfect place for speech therapy.  As our health care delivery system changes, more of the responsibility for long-term speech therapy will be the responsibility of the family.  He believes students, family members and speech-language pathologists can learn this revolutionary method through books, online webinars, and seminars devoted to the Teaching of Talking.  Since speech and language skills are first developed in the home, why would it not make sense to stimulate the majority of speaking there, with a family member or loved one?  Speech language pathologists can also use Ittleman’s method for a home program when the person is discharged from speech therapy. 

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Table of Contents

Note to the Reader ix

Dedication xiii

Preface xxi

Acknowledgments xxv

Introduction xxvii

The Teaching of Talking - A Conversational Approach to Helping the Person with a Mild to Profound Speech and Language Impairment Talk Better 1

Who Are the People Who Need Us? 4

The Speech Model 4

Motor Speech Disorders 5

Dysarthria of Speech 6

Defining and Testing of Receptive and Expressive Language 7

Language Samples 8

The Importance of Vocabulary 10

Review 13

The Teaching of Talking - Helping the Person with Mild to Profound Speech and Language Impairment Talk Better 14

Why We Speak 14

Who Will This Book Help? 15

Review 23

The Ittle Principles of Talking 24

The First Ittle Principle - Simplicity: Making It Easy 24

The Second Ittle Principle - Speaking Clarity 24

The Third Ittle Principle - Speed 25

The Fourth Ittle Principle - Stepping into the World of the Person with the Communication Difficulty 26

The Fifth Ittle Principle - The Power is the Question 27

The Sixth Ittle Principle - The Use of Bombardment Within: The Teaching of Talking Method 28

Review 30

Speech Model Self-Evaluation Form 31

Getting Down to the Actual Work 32

Set Up 33

Imitation 33

Stimulation of Single-Word Speaking 35

The Embedded Question for the Stimulation of the Single Words "Yes" and "No" 35

Calibration in the Use of "Yes" and "No" 36

Using Embedded Questions to Facilitate the Use of "Yes" 37

Stimulation of "Yes" and "No" in Speaking 39

The Embedded Question for Nouns and Verbs (Single Word) 41

Three-repetition model for those who require more stimulation 42

Seven-repetition model for those who require more stimulation 42

Additional Practice 46

Three-repetition model for those who require more stimulation 46

Seven-repetition model for those who require more stimulation 47

Practicing the What It Is© Method 49

Alternate Choice 51

The Phrase Completion 53

Stimulation of Phrases and Sentences 57

Combining Words into Sentences 57

Embedded Questions with Tell Me Phrase for Short Two-Word or Three-Word Responses for I → Verb 58

Stimulating the I Want → (Object) Sentence 61

Method: Stimulating a "Yes" Response 61

Method: Stimulating a "No" Response 63

Method: Stimulating Negative + Noun (Two-Word Responses) 64

Method: Stimulating I Don't Want Answers (Three- and Four-Word Responses) 64

Example (Four-Word) 65

Method: Stimulating Alternate Choice Responses 65

Practice Time 66

Method: Two-Word Responses of Verb → Object (Daily Routine) 66

Method: Stimulating Two-Word Reponses with I → Verb 68

PCD Making Requests of You 69

Method: Stimulating Two-Word Responses With You → Verb 69

Method: Stimulating You → Verb, Please 70

The I Am/Am Not Level of Language Formulation 71

Method: Embedded Question 71

Method: What It Is© 71

Method: What It is with Negation 72

The I Am Exercise 73

Using the I Am → (Verb+ing) to Describe Daily Activities 73

The I Am Not Exercise 75

Practicing Requests (I Want) 76

I Do/Don't Want → Objects (Three-Word Responses) 76

I Want → Verb (Three-Word Responses) 77

I Want → Noun (Three-Word Responses) 78

I Want → (Verb) (Object/Noun) 78

Using the I → (Verb) (Predicate) to Describe Daily Activities 79

I Want (to → Verb Infinitive) 80

Using the I Want (to → Verb) (Object) 80

Third Person Progressive Tense Exercise 80

Four-word model rather than the above five-word model 81

Stimulation of Questions/Interrogatives 83

Other Types of Questions (Interrogative) and How to Stimulate Them 83

Who Is It/That? 83

What Are Those (Plural)? 84

When Is It/That? 84

When Are _____ (Plural)? 85

Where Is It/That? 85

Where Are _____ (Plural)? 85

How Is It/That? 85

How Are _____ (You; Second Person or Third Person Plural)? 85

Stimulating the Who Is It/That? Question 86

Stimulating the What Is It Question 86

Stimulating Where Is/Are the _____ Questions 87

Review 88

Locatives: Identifying Statements with Prepositions 89

When the PCD Asks if YOU Want Something 90

Expanding the Length of the Question 91

Review 93

"I'll Tell You about Me, if You Tell Me about You" 96

Recreating a Conversation 100

The Shadowing Method 102

Conversation Helps Us Determine How We Are Alike and Different 104

What It's like to Stimulate Speech and Language All Day Long 105

An Enrolling Conversation 106

What Does It Take to Succeed and How Long Does it Take? 111

Qualities of the Speech Model 112

Qualities of the Person with the Communication Difficulty 113

The Tools of the Trade: What Every Speech-Language Pathologist and Speech Model Should Have at Their Disposal 115

The Personal Laptop or Computer 116

Documentation and Therapy 116

A Videos and Voice Recording Device for Documentation and Therapy 126

Digital Photography and Immediate Printout Photographs 127

The Concept of Massed Practice 130

Your Approach to Mild Expressive Alphasia 132

Speech as an Unconscious Process 135

Create a Speaking Situation That Is as Natural as Possible 136

Relax! 137

The Power of the Pause 138

Whoa! 139

No Self-Deprecating Comments or Excuses, Please 140

You Don't Go Back 142

The Cure Versus Compensation and Adaptation 144

Conclusion 146

Assessment 147

Rapport 148

Fun and Humor 149

Making it Easy 150

Be an Exceptional Model 152

Never Make Anyone "Wrong" 153

Share Who You Are as a Human Being with Others 154

Be More and Do More Than they Expect 154

Epilogue 157

About the Author 158

Glossary of Terms 161

Bibliography 175

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