One of the hardest things with the Westmead Program for Stuttering – also known as Robot Talking – is finding the time to fit in practice 4-6 times a day. We all know that the best way to do it is to embed the practice in everyday routines.
But, if I had a dollar for every time a young client said “I couldn’t find the time to practice”, I would be obnoxiously rich – and probably powerful. A while back, one young client challenged me to come up with a list of activities he could use to practice his robot talking. Well, I love a good challenge! And I thought I’d share our list with you, too, for use at home or with your own clients!
You may also wish to check our Westmead Program for Stuttering: Robot Talking Activity Log and Westmead Program for Children who Stutter: Introduction & Carrier Phrase Workout.
If you are looking for activities to use with the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering, check out our The Lidcombe Program for Stuttering: My 10 Favourite Therapy Activities.
Cheryl Andrews and her colleagues from the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, have published the results of their Phase II trial of a syllable-timed speech treatment for school-aged children who stutter. Our article about it can be accessed here.