What is a Whisper Phone?
Posted on November 08 2017
Discover what you need to know about the Toobaloo auditory feedback device.
If you have a struggling reader in your classroom or a child with a speech problem, you may have discovered whisper phones in your research. To learn what makes this inexpensive tool so special, read on to learn what it is, who can benefit, where it’s used, and how it helps.
What is a Toobaloo whisper phone?
A whisper phone is a small, lightweight auditory feedback device. It allows a child to speak softly into it while listening to the clarity and rhythm of their words. This instant feedback encourages the child to make any necessary adjustments to their fluency or pronunciation as they speak.
Who can benefit?
While any child can benefit from instant auditory feedback, those who need extra help with reading, pronunciation, and even comprehension may experience the best results. A Toobaloo whisper phone is uniquely designed for those struggling with:
- Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
- Other special needs
Where is it used?
Home – Parents use whisper phones when helping their struggling children with homework or motivating them to read at home.
Parents: Discover how to know when your child may have dyslexia and how a whisper phone can help here.
School – Teachers use these devices to help students practice reading aloud in the classroom without disruption.
Teachers: Check out more reading aids for your classroom here.
Clinic – Speech therapists use these effective tools with children as young as four as they work on different sounds and accentuations.
Therapists: Find out how to incorporate the Toobaloo into your Stuttering Modification Therapies here.
How does it help?
Here are just some of the ways that a Toobaloo whisper phone can help children with reading or speech difficulties:
- Improvement in reading rates, phrasing, and expression
- Reduction of stuttering behaviors
- More confidence as the child learns to master new skills
- Increased fluency and comprehension
- More excitement about reading
To begin helping the child in your life who is struggling with reading, speech, or comprehension, shop our kid-approved and affordable Toobaloo whisper phones online or call our helpful customer care team at 877.819.2541.
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