The LiPS program is designed to increase the child’s phonemic awareness skills through sensory-cognitive functions. The program focuses on identification and sequencing of sounds in words. What makes this program special, is that children learn the kinesthetic feedback to learn to read and spell and develops the sensory-cognitive processes that are involved in reading and spelling. The kinesthetic feedback is when the child feels their sounds through the actions of their articulators (lips, tongue, vocal chords) and labels them. These skills help children increase their awareness of the sounds that make up words. The LiPS program benefits individuals from preschool age to adults with a variety of conditions including: dyslexia, speech-language delay, hearing loss, cleft palate, apraxia, autism, pervasive developmental delay, and trauma.
Piller Child Development uses programs like LiPS and others in our speech therapy treatment