At this time with the pandemic, it is important to wear a face mask to keep our patient’s safe.
In doing so, the mouth is not observed during speaking. This can be difficult in many ways.
I am finding that wearing a protective facial covering is deceasing my patient’s ability to see my facial cues . This is very important for learning. My reinforcing smile is not being observed. My patients learning to produce speech sounds can not see my oral movements.
This week I will try to use a mask with a clear covering so my lips can be seen. I will update how it goes.