Summer Vocabulary and Activity Companion!

I wanted to let you know that I just added an articulation and language activity companion to use with the summer vocabulary worksheet on the free worksheets page under “Vocabulary Worksheets: Holiday and Seasonal Activities.” Just click to download this summer freebie! How is your summer going so far? Have you been able to practice {Read More…}

5 Super-Cool Speech Tips to Get You Through a Hot Summer!

I am a big believer in practicing speech skills over the summer. This year I made each of my students a Summer-Fun Communication and Literacy Gift Bag! I loved giving them all away. The kids loved them too! Hopefully, they will use the materials I included to help them continue growth in both literacy and {Read More…}

Teaching Speech Sounds at the Isolation and Syllable Levels

I just uploaded some free worksheets I made for teaching speech sounds in isolation (the sound by itself) and in syllables (the sound paired with vowels). I talked about these two levels in my posts titled The Process of Articulation Therapy and Correcting a Frontal Lisp, but since I just added some free worksheets to use at {Read More…}

Orthographic Instruction: Improving Speech Intelligibility and Literacy Skills!

I am so excited to introduce to you a fellow Speech-Language Pathologist named Keli Richmond, M.S. CCC-SLP, who is the author of the Literacy SpeaksⓇ program.  Literacy SpeaksⓇ  is an exciting and innovative approach that improves children’s speech intelligibility and language skills while developing a strong literacy foundation.

Speech Sound Development Norms

Since I’ve been trying to post more about how to teach speech sounds, I thought it would be helpful to post this chart.  This chart shows when you should expect your child to correctly produce the consonant sounds in our English language.  There is range of “normal” speech sound development.

Teaching Speech Sounds: The Process of Articulation Therapy

Teaching kids how to say speech sounds they can’t produce is called “Articulation Therapy.”  As a speech-language pathologist I assess what sounds need to be learned and then systematically train a child how to produce them.  It is one of the most rewarding things I do.

How to Correct a Frontal Lisp

A friend of mine recently asked me to listen to her little boy’s speech because she was concerned about him having a frontal lisp. His lisp never bothered her until someone outside of their family commented on “how cute” his little lisp was!

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