Category Archives: Articulation

How to teach the S sound

HOW TO TEACH THE S SOUND Emerges between 3 and 3 1/2 years of age Mastered between 7 and 9 years of age Post written for AK and his mama TK Strategy: If your little one is capable of producing … Continue reading

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How to teach the B sound…and a fun activity to elicit language in your little one!

HOW TO TEACH THE B SOUND: Emerges before 2 years of age Typically mastered by girls and boys by 3 years of age I just updated under the articulation page strategies for the B sound.  When teaching the B sound be sure to … Continue reading

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How to teach the M sound and How to teach your child to say Mommy!!

 HOW TO TEACH THE M SOUND: Emerges before 2 years of age  Typically mastered by girls and boys by 3 years of age M is a bilabial sound-which means that your two lips come together.  M also is one of the … Continue reading

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HOW TO TEACH THE L SOUND

RE-POSTED FOR MY FRIEND P.Y.D. HOW TO TEACH THE L SOUND:     Sound emerges around 3 years of age. Typically mastered: Girls: 5 years of age   Boys: 6 years of age   During production of the L sound…..the velopharyngeal … Continue reading

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How to teach the SH sound

I will add this to my articulation page specific to SH…but wanted to post this here…. this is so simple and easy to elicit.. Have your LO practice saying these phrases:   Kiss you Miss you When you say: kiss … Continue reading

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Sound development in children

I thought the information below was very helpful.  Especially in reference to the acquisition of clusters:   The following information cited from: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/download/pdf/SLI_ArticulationPhonologyScale.pdf     Recommended Acquisition (Mastery 90% of Population) of Sound Classes  (ages 3 to 8) (Based on Smit, Hand, Freilinger, Bernthal, & Bird, 1990; Sander, 1972; McLeod, van Doorm & Reid, 2001))   The following information is the ages at which 90% of children have productive use of  the sounds in words.   Nasals                       … Continue reading

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Your child’s speech intelligibility

Speech Intelligibility   Please click on Caroline Bowen’s link in reference to speech intelligibility.  Thank you Caroline for allowing me to copy the link here.  

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How to teach the R sound

I wanted to dedicate this post to a little girl I have been working with since last September of 2010…we have been working the R sound…and many other sounds to improve her overall intelligibility.  She works very hard during therapy….and I am … Continue reading

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Your child’s speech intelligibility

HOW CLEAR SHOULD YOUR CHILD’S SPEECH BE?? This chart provides information regarding your little one’s clarity of speech….specifically… how well should your little one’s speech be at 18 months of age…at two years of age…at three years of age…and at … Continue reading

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How to teach the L sound

HOW TO TEACH THE L SOUND:     During production of the L sound…..the velopharyngeal port is closed…..the tip of your tongue closes with slight pressure against the alveolar ridge (the bumpy spot behind top front teeth)……and there is slight … Continue reading

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