Thursday, April 22, 2010

Super Star Speech

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Both of my younger daughters tend to drop their "R's".  As we live in Massachusetts, this isn't a huge problem because most will just assume it's their regional accent.  I am not convinced though, as neither of their parents have this tendency.  If they choose to drop their "R's" as a dialect option, I'm fine with that.  I actually adore the Boston accent.   But I do want to be sure they can pronounce their "R's" correctly if needed.  When I discovered the TOS Crew would be reviewing an at-home speech therapy program, I chose Super Star R & L, published by Super Star Speech.

Super Star Speech is a family owned business of fellow homeschooler and TOS Crew member, Deborah Lott.  Debbie is a licensed speech pathologist with a Master's Degree in Education and Speech Pathology.   I love the fact that she is not only accredited in speech therapy but she is "accredited" in homeschooling as well.  This means you get the best of both worlds- what you need to help your child with speech development done in a way that is easy to use and affordable for homeschooling families.

The book I received, Super Star R & L, comes spiral bound with a hard plastic cover.  It is full of worksheets and games, as well as simple instructions for working with the sounds with your child. The illustrations are kid friendly and the instructions are easy to follow.  Head over to the site and scroll down a bit to see examples of the pages.  I don't know about you, but it always helps me to actually see what it looks like.  Yes, I am a visual learner!

I believe Super Star Speech can be a great help to those in the homeschooling community who do not need major intervention with their child's speech but do need an affordable, easy to use intervention, written by someone with the credentials to back them up, that they can fit right into their homeschooling day.  The book I received sells for $18.95, with an e-book version available at 30% off that price.  There are other sounds available, as well as games for homeschool enrichment.  

*Disclosure: This product was provided at no cost for review purposes.  To see what others on the Crew thought of Super Star Speech, check out the Crew site.*


1 comment:

Debbie said...

Thanks for the review!

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