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Speech d g k t discriminate front d t vs back k g sounds 2  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Description:

To understand which are "front" or "back" sounds; know how they are made; discriminate (hear a difference between) the sounds, make the sounds.

Phonology/Articulation:Consonants
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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PLEASE NOTE: for some of these activities, particularly the "You say it" activity, it is essential that you seek the advice of a speech and language therapist if the child is having any difficulties.

Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Puppet 1

Hand puppet with an opening mouth. A puppet with a tongue that moves is best. You can add a tongue made of felt or paper if there is not one.

Very small pictures of food for the puppet to eat.

Mirror (optional)

1. Explain to the child that you are going to think about how different sounds are made. Explain that you are going to think about the different sounds you can make with the back and front of your tongue.

2. Ask the child to show you their tongue. You may also wish to use a mirror so that they can look at it.

3. Using the puppet, open its mouth. Ask the child to identify the tongue, and to show you the back and front of the tongue.

4. Give the child the pictures of the food one at a time, and ask them to feed the puppet on the front or back of its tongue.

In order to carry out these activities, the child needs to understand the concepts of "back" and "front". If the child does not know these words, you will need to teach them (see sheet "MS P7 front and back.doc" on www.commtap.org)

Puppet 2

Hand puppet with an opening mouth. A puppet with a tongue that moves is best. You can add a tongue made of felt or paper if there is not one.

Very small pictures of food for the puppet to eat.

1. Remind the child that you are going to think about how different sounds are made. Explain that you are going to think about the different sounds you can make with the back and front of your tongue.

2. Using the puppet, open its mouth. Ask the child to identify the tongue, and to show you the back and front of the tongue.

3. Explain that the sounds "t" and "d" are made at the front of the tongue and the sounds "k" (hard "c") and "g" are made at the back.

4. Using the puppet's tongue, show the child how the sounds are made.

There is a picture to show how the sounds are made available - see "AR PA picture of tongue placement for t d and k g.jpg" (on www.commtap.org, click on "additional resources" on the "phonology and articulation" page)

On the Bus

Picture of a bus.

Pictures of people, the size of windows on the bus

(If available, Orchard Toys' game "Bus Stop" can be used for this, alternatively draw your own)

Individual letter cards with the following letters: "t", "d", "c/k" and "g"

If the child does not yet recognise the letters t, d, c, k, and g, you may decide not to use the letter cards. You can also substitute other symbols or pictures (for example from the Nuffield dyspraxia programme) in place of the letters.

For example you could use a picture of a tap for "t", a door for "d", kick for "k", and gate for "g": write the letter sound under each picture (not the name of the object).

Puppet 3

Hand puppet with an opening mouth. A puppet with a tongue that moves is best. You can add a tongue made of felt or paper if there is not one.

Very small pictures of food for the puppet to eat.

More games

Equipment as indicated in the game

You say it

Equipment for games (as above)

Multiple copies of letter cards with the following letters on: t, d, c/k and g

If the child does not yet recognise the letters t, d, c, k, and g, you may decide not to use the letter cards. You can also substitute other symbols (for example from the Nuffield dyspraxia programme) in place of the letters.

1 comment

satkaur Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:13

Re: d g k t discriminate front d t vs back k g sounds 2

The best and simplest way to teach front and back sounds.. Brilliant! love it! Tried and tested. Gets full marks. :)

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