This simple, hand-operated device was developed by a speech-language pathologist to meet his needs and yours for:
Providing a clear visual aid that can be used with clients of any age.
Making the “k” and “g” tongue postures easy to visualize even though they are made so far back in the mouth.
Showing a tongue moving within a profile to depict individual postures and a variety of “fronting” and “backing” sequences.
Demonstrating placement for other lingual sounds.
Providing a motivating “toy” for children that improves their discrimination and self-monitoring skills.
T.K. Talky’s profile and moveable tongue can be effectively used alone or with reusable stickers which are provided. These movement stickers highlight the difference between the front “hammering” and back “kicking” movements of the tongue. T.K. Talky has been used successfully to instruct clients with: