5 tips to produce "sh"

5 Easy Tips to Produce “SH”; Plus “SH” Word Lists

By around 5-years-old your child should be able to appropriately produce the "SH" sound.  This sound is heard in words like; sheet, tissue, and fish. A common substitution of this sound is /s/. For example, your child may say "seat" when attempting to produce sheet. This speech error can make it difficult to understand what your child is trying to say. … Continue reading 5 Easy Tips to Produce “SH”; Plus “SH” Word Lists

6 tips to produce /k/

6 Easy Tips to Produce the /K/ Sound and; Free /K/ Activity

Children should be able to appropriately produce the /k/ sound by around 4-years-old. A common substitution for /k/ is the /t/ sound. If your child is younger than 4, it is developmentally appropriately for your child to make this substitution (Ex. "tea" instead of key). This substitution is part of the phonological process called fronting. The /k/ sound … Continue reading 6 Easy Tips to Produce the /K/ Sound and; Free /K/ Activity

8 tips to produce /s/

8 Tips to Produce the /S/ Sound; Plus a Free /S/ Activity

Your child should be able to appropriately produce the /s/ sound by 8-years-old. To correctly produce the /s/ sound your child's tongue should stay behind his teeth and air should blow straight through the middle of the mouth. Common Errors Lisp A lisp is when the tongue goes between the teeth for the /s/ sound (and … Continue reading 8 Tips to Produce the /S/ Sound; Plus a Free /S/ Activity

3 Tips to Help Your Child Produce the L Sound

3 Easy Tips to Help Your Child Produce the “L” Sound; Plus Free Activity

At around 4- to 5-years-old, your child should be appropriately producing the "L" sound.  Some common substitutions of this sound include; "y" (Ex. "yike" instead of like) and "w" (Ex. "wove" instead of love).  If your child is past the age of 5 and still producing this sound error, it may no longer be a developmental error. … Continue reading 3 Easy Tips to Help Your Child Produce the “L” Sound; Plus Free Activity

Free /S/Clusters Activity

Free /S/Clusters Activity and Production Tips

If your child is working on producing /s/clusters (also known as /s/blends) in words, then continue reading for a great free activity to practice this sound. Examples of /s/cluster words include; snake, skate, school, and spider. Typically, children are able to appropriately produce this cluster sound by 4-years-old. If your child says "pider" for spider or "sake" for snake, … Continue reading Free /S/Clusters Activity and Production Tips

mystery box

5 Outstanding Ways to Use a Mystery Box to Improve Language Skills

First of all, you may be wondering; What is a mystery box?   A mystery box is any box that has a small opening in which a hand can fit inside. Inside the box contains mystery objects, such as small toys or objects. You can easily create your own mystery box using a tissue box.  Place inside … Continue reading 5 Outstanding Ways to Use a Mystery Box to Improve Language Skills

Go Fish

5 Great Ways to Use Go Fish for Speech and Language Skills

Do you remember playing the game Go Fish as a child?  Maybe you have already introduced your child to this wonderfully simple game.  Are you wondering how this game is for language development?  Well, there are some easy ways to alter the game to help increase your child's language skills. Continue reading to learn how … Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Use Go Fish for Speech and Language Skills

speech sound development

Important Speech Sound Development Information

How do you know if your child's speech difficulties are developmental or disordered? There are many speech sound development charts and guidelines online that can provide you with normative information on sound development.  However, I have found this chart to be the most useful: Consonant Acquisition Chart What sounds should your child be able to … Continue reading Important Speech Sound Development Information