Speech Sound IdeasLook at the front of your child's speech folder, ask them, or look at homework notes to see what level they are on with their sound. Read below how to target the sound at the current level. Then find your child speech sound and click on it. Find the page that corresponds to the homework listed on the calendar in the speech folder. Don't forget to make if fun, such as practice while playing a game. Have your child practice 1-3 times before earning a turn in a game.
- IsolationWhen practicing in isolation, you are saying the sounds by themselves. Be sure the sound is crisp and clear with each practice and give your child feedback on if the sound was correct and if not how to improve the production of the sound, such as where to place the tongue, lips and teeth.SyllablesPairing the sound with various vowels either after, before, or between the target sound. (Ex. s-o, o-s, o-s-o). Be sure to target both long and short vowel sounds. If you child misarticulates the the sound, then give specific feedback as you did in the isolation stage.WordsSay the sound in words from the targeted word list. Typically we start with sounds at the beginning of words and then move words ending with the target sound and finally to words with the sound in the middle.SentencesWhen practicing at the sentence level, use words from the word list and have your child make up a sentence using the word. Again, we start with sounds at the beginning of words and then move words ending with the target sound and finally to words with the sound in the middleReadingYou can use any reading material such as a library book, reading book, or any subject book and have your child read using their good sound. If they are struggling with this, have them find the words with their sound in it in each paragraph before reading it aloud.Conversation/CarryoverHere the target practicing the sound with your child is not necessarily thinking specifically about it. Give prompts such as fix it or tell me that again or don't forget you good sound, to have them fix productions in error.
Last Modified on November 7, 2011