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HORN HIERARCHY - TalkTools or not TalkTools, that is NOT the question.

Image I am half impressed and half stunned by the pseudo-"Talktools Horn Hierarchy" on Shopee. Similar horns. Less than half the price. Even the kazoo is included (#11)! At the end of the day, always remember that it is not the tools, but the underlying principles that matters - whether it is working on the jaw, the lips, the tongue, the breath support or the voicing. Always ask your Speech Therapist what, how, and why. WHAT tool is this? HOW should my child use it? WHY does my child need to use this? Oh! Forgot to disclaim that oral motor work will NOT produce speech. Speech work will produce speech. Oral motor work will only prepare the child for speech work. So please make sure that your child is doing speech practices if you want him/her to start talking soon!