Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Major

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Research Sponsor

Dr. Scott Palasik

First Reader

Mrs. Janis Lorman

Second Reader

Dr. Terry Hallett

Abstract

Play to Say is a speech therapy website designed to provide activities for both at home and in-clinic facilitation. Play to Say.com was initially designed in conjunction with the Articulation & Phonological Disorders class at The University of Akron, taught by Dr. Scott Palasik. This class involved collegiate students working together to create therapy activities for various speech disorders in children. This website was created in effort to provide aspiring and current licensed speech-language pathologists with new ideas for therapy with children. In addition, the website addresses the much-needed push for continued therapy and practice at home. Parent-friendly activities are provided for each letter of the alphabet to encourage parent engagement and understanding. Speech pathologists will find activities organized by the phonetic alphabet. The use of technology for speech therapies and resources is ever-growing. This site aids in the new movement of modern resources. Lastly, a survey is included to indicate how the website is being used, and how it may be improved in the future. Activities provided were uniquely designed by Lauren and her classmates. The website may be visited at https://www.playtosayspeech.com/

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