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Speech Producing individual speech 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'.

Commtap have developed a variety of speech sound packs that provide resources for working on all the stages of development of certain sound substitutions - click here for speech sound packs

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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.

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