113: Using Song Lyrics In Speech

Using Song Lyrics In Speech



Do you have students that love music? 

In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I am sharing one of my favorite tools to use in speech therapy, and it’s something that you might not have thought of before: song lyrics! 

I use them all the time during my speech therapy sessions because it’s super fun and motivating, and it allows me to work on a ton of speech therapy goals. 

I know that it can be a huge struggle to get our older students motivated in speech. They may be embarrassed to be there or frustrated or even a little annoyed. Many of them are aware of their difficulties and don’t want to be reminded of them all the time. It is so important that we try to be as mindful of that as possible and keep their interests in mind to make speech more enjoyable. 

Many older students are really into music and TikTok dances, so using song lyrics is a great way to get them engaged! It’s so easy to just look up the lyrics, put them on your screen, and utilize them for speech activities. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Why I love using song lyrics in speech
  • How you can work on articulation with songs
  • Tips for working on comparing and contrasting with songs
  • Different goals you can work on with songs
  • Activities you can do with song lyrics
  • How to assess whether they are grasping the goals or not


There are so many goals you can work on with song lyrics! You can target articulation, vocabulary, imprinting, social skills, and so much more. The sky is the limit, and I hope this episode helps you see that!

Your students will love these activities and love the fact that you are putting in the effort to incorporate things they enjoy into their speech sessions. 

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Using Song Lyrics In Speech


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