SMOOTH OR BUMPY SPEECH ? I’M LEARNING TO LISTEN!
SMOOTH OR BUMPY SPEECH? At first, I didn’t know what smooth or bumpy speech was! I just knew that I got sometimes got frustrated when I tried to speak. I didn’t listen to myself or know when my speech was bumpy. Then Ms. K told me about smooth and bumpy speech. I started learning to listen. 2
WHAT IS BUMPY SPEECH? Repeated Phrases Repeated Words Parts of Words repeated Long gaps in between words “Filler “words (um, um, like, like, uh uh) “Tense” speech “Tight “ speech Disorganized sounding 3
WHAT IS SMOOTH SPEECH? Relaxed speech Few words are repeated There are a few filler words Bumpiness is not noticeable or distracting Others can easily understand the big Idea of what I’m saying Smooth speech is NOT PERFECT speech! It’s GOOD speech! 4
WE ARE LEARNING TO LISTEN TO OURSELVES! What kind of speech is this? 5 NameSmooth or Bumpy ? JoeBumpy JonMichaelSmooth meBumpy Ms. KBumpy CONCLUSIONBUMPY!
WE ARE LEARNING TO LISTEN TO OURSELVES! What kind of speech is this? 6 NameSmooth or Bumpy ? JoeBumpy JonMichaelSmooth meBumpy Ms. KSmooth CONCLUSIONSMOOTH
WE ARE LEARNING TO LISTEN TO OURSELVES! What kind of speech is this? 7 NameSmooth or Bumpy ? JoeSmooth JonMichaelSmooth meBumpy Ms. KBumpy CONCLUSIONA LITTLE BUMPY!
WHY IS SMOOTH SPEECH IMPORTANT? We talk all the time. In School While I talk with friends When I’m answering the teacher When I’m asking questions Out of School With my piano teacher When I’m helping my brothers and sisters In Sunday School When I’m telling my mom about my day When I need to ask for help doing something 8
WHY IS SMOOTH SPEECH IMPORTANT? People hear less of my bumpiness and more of my ideas! They can follow my train of thought better. I’m able to share my ideas faster. I’m able to share my ideas with less frustration. 9
COMING UP NEXT: When is my speech especially bumpy? What can I do to make my speech smoother? For now though… I’m learning to listen! 10