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Speech Identify errors in an adult's speech  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


The child will identify when an adult makes errors on an identified set of target sounds which they are working on.

Phonology/Articulation:Speech sounds
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Judge's score sheet

A sheet for the child to 'keep score' on.

Pictures of items that have the target sound or sounds at the beginning, middle or end of the word.

1. Explain to the child that they are going to judge your performance - every time you say the words accurately they give you a tick. If you 'get it wrong' they give you a cross.

2. Hold up the pictures one at a time and name them. Make some deliberate sound errors and see if the child notices them. If they do not, make it more obvious.

3. Use errors that the child themselves uses - but only if you have already done some work on the child hearing the difference between the sounds.

You could also use a puppet or soft toy to 'speak' the words.

String a Story

String and pegs (optional)

Pictures of words that have the target sounds in them (the sounds you want to work on)

Bag or box.

You could also use a puppet or soft toy to tell the story.

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