Choral Reading and Great Speeches

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Re: Reading aloud

From: Judy Kuster
Date: 15 Oct 2011
Time: 11:27:43 -0500
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Thanks for sharing this, Voon! The first time I used chorale reading as part of therapy was with a 9th grader, and it also increased his motivation and self-confidence. It was a long time ago (in the 1960's! well before the age of the Internet) and we did it "live" with me fading out as he maintained forward moving reading and then when dysfluencies started to creep in, I'd join in again. It really helped establish fluency when reading in the therapy room. We then developed a hierarchy of bringing it into different situations, with different people. By the end of the year, he was transferring the rate we were using and fluent reading in the therapy room, into other situations outside the therapy room. His self-confidence continued to improve and although he still had some mild dysfluencies in his speech, was no longer letting them affect his choices of when to communicate.

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