33: Speech Sound Disorders Aren’t Scary

speech sound disorders aren't scary with amy graham

Do you get intimidated by working with speech sound disorder (SSD) clients? Don’t worry! Speech sound disorders don’t have to be scary. In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I’m happy to chat with Amy Graham who has loads of strategies and tools to share for working with your students with speech sound disorders. 

Amy Graham is a speech-language pathologist and owner of Graham Speech Therapy, a private practice in Colorado Springs that specializes in pediatric speech sound disorders.  Amy is the creator of the Graham Speech Therapy Oral-Facial Exam and the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues Deck for Lateralization. 




In This Episode You’ll Discover:


  • Why it’s so important to do a thorough evaluation with clients
  • Amy’s favorite sound to work on with clients
  • The reason Amy loves working on lateral lisps
  • What the “flat tire” sound is 
  • How to work with a student with multiple sound disorders 
  • What to do for challenging behavioral client cases
  • Amy’s best advice for avoiding overwhelm with SSD cases
  • Data collection tips to use in your speech sessions 

speech sound disorders aren't scary with amy graham


I’m sure that you will pick up a tip or two (or more!) that you can use that will help you feel more confident when working with SSD cases. I can’t wait to hear which tools you like the best. Don’t forget to DM me on Instagram @speechtimefun and let me know! 


Joke of the Week: 


Q: Why do trees try new things so often? 

A: Because every autumn, they turn over a new leaf. 


Resources Mentioned: 


Free SSD Assessment Checklist


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