Fluency Activity: Deep Breathing Visual Collection
TMV’s Deep Breathing Visual Collection was designed to encourage smooth speech by improving a child’s understanding of what it means to take a deep breath. All visuals were created to reflect deep inhalation and calm exhalation through the use of visuals that go up and down (e.g., up a ladder and down a slide, up a roller coaster and then down).
Fourteen unique deep breathing visuals including:
- Ferris Wheel
How to Use?
Begin by explaining how deep breaths help us achieve smooth speech. Encourage your client to trace their finger along the dotted line of each visual as they practice taking deep breaths in and calm breaths out before speaking. Then, prompt your client with phrases and/or sentences they can practice once completing their deep breath.