• Speech Therapy and Cooking

  • Simple Recipes with a Sprinkle of Therapy: Practise Speech Sounds and Develop Social Interaction Skills Through Cooking, Colouring and Other Educational Activities
  • By: Yasmin Akhtar
  • Narrated by: Alice Wallis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There isn’t a single parenting book that describes the extent of a parent’s worries. We worry about everything from their health to their happiness to the little scrape on their knee to their future careers. But it’s the signs of developmental delays that really keep us up at night.

According to Mencap, there are approximately 351,000 children in the UK with a learning disability. In the US, 17 percent of children have delays in physical, learning, language, or behavior development. It doesn’t stop there. Worldwide, there are around 18.5 million people with speech, voice, or language disorders!

If you yourself don’t have or never have had a speech and language delay or disorder, it’s nearly impossible to understand what your little one is going through. And this can be a parent’s worst nightmare—wanting to help and not knowing where to begin. Logically, the first step is to start the diagnosis process to get professional help, but trust me, as a speech and language therapist, the waiting list is horrendous and does nothing to help with the essential early intervention that children need. So, as well as your job, your other children, the cleaning, the shopping, the homework, the washing, the ironing, the uniforms, the afterschool activities, oh, and the cooking, you now have to research how to help your children with their speech, language, and social interaction skills!

What if one book could take just a fraction of that pressure off you? In Speech Therapy and Cooking, we have lightened the load and you will discover:

  • 81 recipes from sweets to savories from all over the world and with ingredients at hand!
  • Recipes that have been specifically created to develop speech sounds for every child
  • 107 games and activities related to speech sounds to reinforce the sound they have learned in the recipe
  • Yoga and exercises to help children stay active as well as healthy habits and safety advice
  • Counting and sorting to develop learning while diving into the cultures of other countries
  • How to make glamourous asparagus

Intrigued? What about:

  • Slime you can put on your toast?
  • Tracing and cutting to develop fine motor skills
  • STEM-based activities like how to grow watercress, what plants need to grow, exploring space, and protecting our environment
  • Hundreds of coloring activities based on specific sounds that will entertain your children while you get to catch up on other things—guilt-free!

A perfect gift for any parent who just has too much on their plate!

How do you know this book will be appropriate for your child’s age? We are breaking away from the dangerous habit of labeling children and comparing them to children in the same age group. Your child is unique.
They will struggle in some areas and excel in others. Stop stressing about what they “should” be doing and start having fun by playing with your child and let learning occur in the best possible way—naturally!

If you are ready to get messy in the kitchen, have fun, and help your child learn, add this book to your cart today!

©2022 Yasmin Akhtar (P)2022 Yasmin Akhtar

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The Best of a Couple Worlds

As a first-grader, I had a speech impediment; I had trouble pronouncing "G" sounds. For example, sausage was pronounced "sauces". Funny, but I remember this clearly. The two students and I were excused from class and got to go to a SPECIAL class where there were treats. I didn't know I had a problem, it was just what I did instead of the majority of the class. Also, as a child, I enjoyed cooking with my mom. As an older teen, my little brothers enjoyed cooking with me. I never would have thought to combine the two, making the peanut-butter cookie creation time, a teachable moment. This book is sooo interesting and I love that the author goes through several sounds and fun examples and recipes. I'm thankful this is an audiobook as the narrator does a good job with the "instruction" rather than me trying to read how it's done. Many kudos for this work!

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Like the way it explained

Very performative book with well written chapters and good narration for each topic. Recommend it for folks who are interested in this topic.

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Excellent Idea for Family Time

I don’t have a family with speech need, but still this book contains great recipes for family fun time. The therapy portion, another brilliant idea is an added bonus.
Lots of valuable work !

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Simple and fun

This book is full of simple yet practical ideas to help your young ones develop in their speech as well as working well with others. The information in the book will help them develop interpersonal relationships, how to collaborate, and all the while having fun making delicious food.

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high recommended

My son has dyslexia so this book was awesome for us. The recipes were excellent. Who knew cooking could be so educational and interesting for all the family? Great value.

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Great ideas!

My son used to have a speech delay. He is a graduate now from the program. But I also have a younger son that is in the stage of learning how to talk. This is a different technique. I have never thought about speech therapy with cooking before. Even though he is not diagnosed yet because he is still young. I want to be able to teach my son ahead using this method as well so he doesn't have to be stuck with speech delay. This is a great idea for kids. I think I can use this method to teach them how to read early also.

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This is a fantastic book. I would recommend

My daughter has dyslexia so this book was very pertinent for me. I learned so much from it, and the recipes were excellent. Who knew cooking could be so educational and interesting for all the family. So if you have a child who has dyslexia or you yourself do, then I would certainly recommend this book. Great value.

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Very Practical

I absolutely love the creative and integrated approach! I always supported initiatives for the less fortunate. This audiobook imparts learning, developing interpersonal skills and entertainment together in one. I look forward to more of the same.

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Great Book!

I have 2 Youngs boy one is 6 and the other one is 3 and they both need help with speech therapy. I have tried everything I could at home but thanks to this book I was able to get better tips on how to have them follow my sound when it gets hard! Like putting the popsicle or peanut butter on the roof of their mouth was a great idea that I never thought about! great book!! thank you!!

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Fun Way to Help Kids w/ Speech Therapy

The author is very creative in using recipes & other activities while implementing speech therapy techniques. It’s a fun way to help kids focus on delicious cooking recipes while learning word associations. This book is a great resource for parents who have kids that need speech therapy in a therapeutic way! Highly recommend.

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  • DocJeffrey
  • 09-13-22

educational, good narration

This audio is more than you can imagine.
The main purpose is speech and language development but there is so much more.
Activities, crafts, even ideas that help children explore things like different cultures and helping the plant.
On top of that, I can't count all the recipes to inspire the family. The PDF is also great.
I recommend this audiobook.

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  • Han-Son Lee
  • 09-09-22

So so good

A great resource for helping your child with their speech development, in such a authentic way. I have great memories cooking with my mum and this book has given me so many ideas of how to use our cooking sessions for speech development.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-28-22

Amazing Book

It is amazing book! I wish I had this book in my collection while I was working as a special need teacher. I can see how helpful I could have been and still could for all parents of children who are looking for speech therapy. Excellent book with great sounding recipes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-22

Great Speech Therapy Book for Parents and Kids!

A fun way to build your child's speaking and social skills!

This is a great resource to help your child practice their speaking in a way that's enjoyable and entertaining fo them.

Whether it's through cooking, colouring, etc. your child will learn how to speak better... without feeling like they're being taught!

Highly recommend!

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  • Sydni
  • 08-22-22

Interesting activity while cooking

My child has issues with speech therapy and this was an excellent solution. I also took note of how to pronounce different ways to say foods! I suggested it to other moms!

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  • Caroline
  • 08-22-22

Makes learning fun

I love the way the author approaches learning for children with developmental issues in this book. As a parent of a young boy with speech delay, I will be using some of the techniques in this book. All through, the book encourages you to embrace the uniqueness of your child, which I think is my most favorite part about it.

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  • Gabriel Gonzalo
  • 08-15-22

Excellent!

Very fun, creative, and interesting speech development techniques for kids! It's really well thought out as it includes fun & engaging activities that will encourages learning!. The narration was well done making the information (such as the recipes) really easy to follow! Highly recommended! 5 stars!

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  • Fox
  • 08-15-22

Brilliant. An exciting new twist on cooking!

I love the idea behind this book.

An exciting new twist of cooking mixed with therapy. What more could you want? Sometimes I listen to this with my family when cooking, others by myself. I was a bit skeptical at first as it doesn't seem like two things that should be able to go together, but I assure you it works! It's like a weird combination of sauces. At first you may think "Hmm that's a bit strange" but once you try it, WOW!

Props to the author. I will be listening to this over and over.

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  • Vanesa
  • 08-11-22

Great unique audiobook!

Great audiobook for the family with children. I love the tagline "simple recipes with a sprinkle of therapy" because that's exactly what it is! Lots of great recipes and lots of chapters to listen to! Highly recommend!

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  • Obi O.
  • 08-09-22

Met my expectations

I was very sceptical at first, was not sure an did not know how speech therapy and cooking fits. But the author did a really nice job bringing these two world together, in my opinion.