Choose the classification system you would like to use:

Guided search

content type Speech

Newsletter sign up

Sign up to the monthly newsletter to hear about the latest free resources.

Sign me up to:



Speech To be able to produce individual sounds  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


These activities and advice sheets focus on helping your child to develop their ability to say sounds individually, e.g. 's' 'd' 'k'.

Phonology/Articulation:Individual Sounds
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Learning to say a new sound
  1. Before working on making sounds, make sure your child is able to hear the difference between sounds. The following pages cover this skill:

- What is auditory discrimination? Information sheet

- To be able to listen to the difference between sounds in words

2. Before you start, read the information sheet for the sound you are working on - see link in materials section.

3. Talk to your child about what you do with your mouth to make the sound. Ask them to watch you.

4. Give lots of praise for all attempts at making the sound.

5. Practice little and often. If your child is finding it challenging, stop and try again at another time.

6. Consult your speech and language therapist for further advice if your child is continuing to find it challenging to make your target sound.

If you find the Commtap site useful, please fill out a review of it on EdTech impact. This really helps us to get funding to continue running the site. Thank you!
Ads on this page are provided by Google Adsense - and their presence does not imply any endorsement by Commtap. Report a problem with an ad on this page. Log in (for free) to avoid seeing ads.