Children jump, dance, sing, do exercises and learn to pronounce sounds correctly - all this happens in vocal lessons. The new technique, which includes speech therapy exercises and vocal chants, is taught by musician and logorhythm teacher Igor Sirenko, as well as speech therapist Anna Melnikova. Experts told "AiF-Ugra" how this direction differs from classroom studies.
Igor and Anna worked as separate specialists until September of this year. From the beginning of the academic year, after one of the joint intensives, the teachers decided to unite. Now they are three of them - a speech therapist, a logorhythmic teacher and a defectologist.
Not just a speech therapist
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Anna Melnikova: Logovocal is aimed at automating the skill, at developing the tempo-rhythmic side of speech and vocal data, and it is also the formulation of speech breathing. Exercises help children begin to correctly express themselves and talk, the speech becomes more intense.
Igor Sirenko: So far, only we are doing this practice in the city, and in the district. Many children are reluctant to go to a speech therapist. We use various tools to lure the child, primarily with the help of music. We use funny exercises, movements, and this immediately attracts the attention of children. If a kid with low motivation is trying to include him in the work, and if, on the contrary, he is a hyperactive child, then we “appoint” them as leaders, and it seems to them that they are checking the group, but in fact they are working with us in the same mode, so there are many positive aspects.
- How does the lair differ from the usual activities?
Anna Melnikova: I have already completely abandoned classes in the office. The child does everything while sitting at the table, goes out and cannot remember or say anything, because this is an unnatural environment for him. We try to select exercises for active movements, which is typical for children. In a normal environment, they feel more comfortable and skills are consolidated faster. They do the exercises freely and freely.
Even adults come
Igor Sirenko: We have recently also launched a speech technique for adults. We even have a 70-year-old man who wants to sing in the choir, and he needs to put on articulation, teach him how to breathe, and so on.
- How do the lessons go with adults, do you also dance and sing?
Anna Melnikova: For adults, classes are more difficult, if for children they last 40 minutes, then for adults about an hour. The exercise is much more difficult here. Individual lesson - 30 minutes. As a speech therapist, I expose sounds so that a person learns and understands how to pronounce, where to put the tongue, and so on. They also take place on an interactive basis, various balance weights are used - for example, trampolines, swinging balance weights. Imagine, you need to maintain balance and perform the exercise, first of all, a person tries to maintain stability, and, without noticing, utters a complex sound that was not given to him before.
- That is, the demand for this kind of direction is great?
Anna Melnikova: The need is high. In addition to the fact that we are recruiting a subgroup of up to 6 people, and we have been working with it throughout the year. We also each have their own individual lessons. Before assigning a child to any group, an individual consultation is first necessary.
Igor Sirenko: One lesson on logging costs 700 rubles, we conduct it together, when I taught simply logarithmics, the price was the same, and now for the same amount there are two specialists.