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

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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

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