Free Worksheets

I created these free speech therapy worksheets so you can easily download and print them out to use as part of your speech therapy program.  Just scroll down the page to view the worksheets by topic.  You will find articulation worksheets, vocabulary worksheets, grammar worksheets, holiday vocabulary and grammar games…and lots of other miscellaneous creations that I use in my speech program.  I’m happy to share these with parents as well as Speech-Language Pathologists.  If you would like more information on what articulation therapy is you might like to read a post I have written called Teaching Speech Sounds: The Process of Articulation Therapy .

Parents:  If you are a mommy or a daddy (or grandma or grandpa) who wants to work with your child at home, you can use these speech therapy activity pages for extra practice.  Just choose the sound position to work on (initial, medial, or final) and click on the corresponding link to view and print the worksheets.  To help make practice more fun, you can print out two of the same page so you have pairs, cut them out, and use them to play a game of memory or go fish. You can also use them as flashcards.

Articulation Worksheets – Isolation and Syllable Levels

Articulation Worksheets

Grammar Worksheets

Vocabulary Worksheets

Speech Room Resources

77 Responses to “Free Worksheets”

  1. Lisa Flores says:

    Hi, I love your boardmaker bingo boards! The Christmas concepts Bingo game cards page doesn’t come up for some reason. Thanks for all of the resources!!

  2. Jan Chaney says:

    Hi Heather,
    I find myself on your site a lot. I pull your sheets up on the smartboard and only print for homework..save a tree! I was wondering if the phrase sheets will continue? After the initial /f/ phrase they stop. Just wondering, as I have a student that has been using them and we are running out. Thanks

  3. Lenora says:

    My speech kids love to play bingo but the summer (past tense) BINGO gameboard B, C, and D is not downloading.
    It says Error 404-not found.
    thank you. Lenora

  4. Annie Doyle says:

    Thank you so much for the great materials. I love the site.

  5. John says:

    Hi Heather,
    Hi Heather. Long story short. I had a mid-life epiphany, spent 4 1/2 years in school, earned masters, now practicing as an SLS doing fellowship, working with 3 different populations. Because I am in 3 different schools, I need portable materials and can just pull up your website and use the materials on the fly. Thank-You for your efforts in creating this website, it helps me make a difference in children’s lives. Just beginning to scratch the surface of my potential.

    John

    • Heather says:

      Wow, Congrats to you John! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying this new chapter in your life! So happy I can help in some small way! :) Lots of love!
      Heather

  6. Erica says:

    Heather- I just wanted to let you know your site is wonderful! I am an Intervention Specialist and I work with several SLP’s. I’m sure they have come across your website but I forwarded it to them just in case.
    Your print outs will be wonderful for the kids that I service daily! Thank you for everything!

    • Egzona says:

      I really enjoy reaindg the story of your life, even though my interest in windsurfing and taking photos of polo matches is close to zero. And all things Steve Jobs, actually. And I prefer dogs, although your cats are exceptionally handsome. Despite all that, you are marked as one of my Premium Bookmarks to look at at least once daily. No greater honour can I bestow upon a website.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Erica!! Thank you so so much!! That means so much to me! I hope you enjoy the site!

  7. Carol says:

    Just needed to say “thank you” for your work and thoughtfulness in creating these worksheets. I’ve looked everywhere for my Mom and this is simple, non-degrading, and remain respectful of the person trying to speak. Thank you so much!!

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  9. Lisa says:

    Just happened upon your site today. Fabulous resources! Thank you.

  10. Tracy says:

    Hi, Just wanted to say thank you for these fantastic speech resources. I was not happy with the resources provided by my sons speech therapist and decided to research resources for his weaker areas to do it myself at home. Your website provides me with everything I need. Thank you again! Tracy

    • Heather says:

      Thank you, Tracy!! That really means a lot to me. I hope you will let me know if you need any additional materials you don’t see on the site! I just had a baby so my life is a little crazy these days, but i keep a list of what my readers need and I try to create them when i have time!
      Love,
      Heather

  11. Melisa says:

    Thank you!! I have a daughter with apraxia & we do speech every day at home. I love using these with her! :)

  12. Nina Vega says:

    Hi heather I love your worksheets! My son just turned three and is saying about 80 words now, we have been in speech therapy for a year until he aged out. My question to you is how do I use the worksheets? I have him repeat the words after me or say them when I point, but was wondering if you have any other advice as to how to implement these sheets other then him copying me? thank you so much, I love the pages!!!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Nina! I’m so glad you like the worksheets! So happy for your sons progress! You can use the worksheets and sound cards in many ways. For a three year old, if they can keep their attention on them, you could use them as flashcards and have him repeat the words. Memory is a fun game too. You can print out 2 of the same worksheet, cut out the cards, and then take turns finding pairs – he will get lots of good speech sound models from you in more relaxed and play-like setting.

      Let me know how it is going!! :)

      Love,
      Heather

  13. Valerie Orwan says:

    Thank you so much for posting these, Heather! I am a brand new SLP doing my CFY at an IU with preschoolers and was feeling very stuck trying to think of words with target sounds for my artic kiddos. These worksheets saved me! Made them into a cute little book for kids with multiple sound goals and it’s SO helpful. Thanks again!

  14. Melissa says:

    HI Heather, I am a school-based SLP and just started a blog for the parents I work with. Is it okay if I provide a direct link to your free worksheets as additional ideas for activities? Thanks, Melissa

  15. Melissa says:

    Hi Heather,

    Im an SLP working with preschool aged kiddos in the schools. I just started a blog as a resource for parents and wondered if you would mind me posting direct links to your free worksheets on my blog?

  16. Emily says:

    Hi
    I’m not to your page but its looks amazing. Just wanted to let you know I wasn’t able to open /m/ initial in phrases under the activities section. Tried several times but it said file damaged.
    Thanks!

  17. Kristy says:

    HI,

    Thank you for all of your hard work and effort on this wonderful site! I am an SLP and I was wondering if you have any ideas for me on how to treat a lateral lisp in a 5 year old and an 8 year old? Thanks!!!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Kristy!
      Oh yes, the dreaded lateral lisp! I have been wanting to post on this for A LONG TIME. Here is a quick review of what I think really works. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Speech Buddies as oral placement instruments. I’ve had great success with lateral sh,ch, and dj using them! Other approaches have helped but have not been as effective for me personally. A simple (wink) lateral /s/ and /z// can be easier to remediate if you use the /t/ sound to facilitate the right tongue place and then have the child repeat the /t/ and then hold it – which should like the /s/ sound. What have you tried so far?? I’d love to hear.
      Heather

  18. Anne Hutchison says:

    Hi I am from Northern Ireland and my son had severe glue ear and was tongue tied till he was nearly 3. he will be 5 on July 7th he is coming on brilliant now and with extra help at home using your worksheets. My son was labelled as autistic just because he didn’t talk when he was supposed to. The speech and language therapy here is sub standard and I just want to thank you as using your worksheets has helped my son a lot and he has recently been signed off all further assessments as he is an average child which by the way I always knew.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Anne!
      You don’t know how happy I am to read your comment! That is fantastic news and I’m honored that the worksheet have been helpful! Sending hugs to you all the way in Northern Ireland!!
      All the very best to you and your son!
      Heather

  19. Tamara says:

    On the Christmas grammar bingo cards, Card B is a pronoun card. Just thought I would let you know :)

  20. Sureyya Ahmet says:

    My daughter pronounces /f/ sounds with a /h/ sound…eg, shish for fish…hire for fire…how can I help her with this…she is 3.5 years old, her speech isn’t as clear as her peer group…she has recently started to put small sentences together. What activities would you suggest to improve her conversational skills? As she does tend to just copy questions as her answers. Thanks in advance! Sureyya Ahmet, Uk

  21. Avinesh says:

    Thanks for the kind words. At the moment he is not seeing any speech therapist. would you recommend a speech therapist for him? I just read on your site that you provide these services. If you would have an available medium, an online video conference like skype, then it could be possible to have one. Please advise.

  22. Avinesh says:

    Thanks for the worksheets. My dad had a stroke and i was searching for a list of words that he could practice speaking. The worksheets will be very helpful for him. Thank you

  23. Dee says:

    Thank you for all the great information and worksheets. I have been using them with my 5 year old boy. My child is having problems with his past tense. He over emphasizes the “ed”. He will say “push-ED.” He makes the ED its own syllable. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks

  24. Maryann says:

    Heather, I know it’s not your job and you’ve done so much for me already but do you suggest an order that is best to practice all of these for her lisp, she also says frok (frog) and free (three) and things very similar. The lisp is the worst that I notice, we always do the tongue behind the teeth and that is helping.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Maryann,
      I am so sorry I haven’t responded until now!
      Yes, start with the sound by itself (with tongue behind the teeth) and then once she gets good at that, pair it with a vowel. Have her say the /s/ sound in front of the vowels and between vowels and after a vowel. Then have her practice the sound in the beginning of words, then at the end of words and in the middle of words. Make sure she is saying the sound correctly on at least 8 out of 10 trials before moving her to the next level. I would start with s/z and then work on /th/. I would just start by using the /th/ sound correct A LOT around her – in a very natural and casual way! After you hear her say “free!” for three, say “that’s right, there are three! Three is a great number! Do I have Three?” You want to ALWAYS use the sound correctly and a bunch right after she has produced it incorrectly. This is called the “recast.” You are modeling the correct production without interrupting the conversation. You want to avoid imitating her incorrect production. Just provide the correct way to say the sound and do it often and casually, but intentionally! Do this also for the “frok” for frog. Just repeat her productions but use the correct sound.
      Let me know if this is helping!
      Heather

  25. Maryann says:

    I cannot thank you enough. My daughter is 4 and has a very bad speech problem and I want nothing more than to help her, but unfortunately it is impossible to find someone that will go to her daycare and help her. This will allow me to work with her on a daily basis. I was in tears when I saw your worksheets. Thank you, you will never know how much this means to us!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Maryann, oh wow! I wish I could help you out more! I’d be happy to see her at daycare if I was able to. So glad these will help you out! I wish you all the best. Let me know if you need anything.
      Heather

  26. [...] For Articulation: Ask your child’s speech therapist for a list of words or speech sounds to practice at home. If you’re working on articulation, you probably already have some! Place your hot cooca on one [...]

  27. Dolly says:

    Thank you for the freebies and already using them.

  28. Jyl says:

    Hi Heather!! You have some great resources here. I love it all!! I have a degree in speech pathology and teach English abroad. I came here looking for some visuals to practice /s/ and /z/ sounds. I found just what I was looking for :)

    One minor suggestion: in your materials for third person singular verbs, you just have examples that end in /s/ and /z/. As I’m sure you know, there’s the third category for words like ‘catches,’ ‘wishes,’ and ‘judges’ that ends in /Iz/. There are no examples shown that end in that sound. I hope this helps :)

  29. Suzanne Jahn says:

    Came across your site while looking for different worksheets for a few students…
    Great stuff..
    Thanks for sharing

    Suzanne
    Keene, NH

  30. John says:

    Heather,
    Thanks for the labor of love. I am an SLS studying to be and SLP and will find these worksheets helpful. I am working with children from pre-K to 6th grade, all types of classifications. I am scaling learning curve mountain and every time I find good resources, I favorite them and put them to use.

    John

    • Heather says:

      Hey John,
      You are so welcome. I hope your studies are going well. That is a fun age range that you get to work with. Yes, there is a very steep learning “mountain” to scale…but you can do it. Thank you for adding HST to your favorites!
      Best of luck in all your studies,
      Heather

  31. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for these resources. After going through a therapist with my first child. I felt kind of frustrated that we were paying for a speech therapist when we were doing all the work at home and just receiving worksheets like yours from the therapist. Your website has enabled me to do the same things with the first child on my own with the second. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Amy,
      I’m so happy to hear you like the worksheets and that you will be using them to help your little one. Please know that these are best used in addition to your regular speech therapy program. I always recommend getting a full speech and language evaluation by a qualified Speech Pathologist. SLPs undergo extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment for speech and language disorders. I would encourage you too continue speech therapy and use these for home reinforcement. Depending on the severity of your child’s articulation disorder, these may be sufficient if he/she can imitate you easily. I wish you the very best! Thank you for following my blog. My recent life situation has prevented me from having time to add any new materials but hopefully I will have some time in the near future.
      Best,
      Heather

  32. Diane says:

    Heather your resources are wonderful, thank you so much !

  33. These worksheets and the bingo game are wonderful! Thanks for the free printables. My son has been doing speech therapy for 2 years and has gone from only being able to say a few syllables at age 3 to talking at his age level at age 5. We just moved away from his therapist and the only sound he has left to master is “th”, so this site helps immensely!
    Thanks again!

    • Heather says:

      That’s wonderful to hear! I am so glad you will be able to use these worksheets to help him master the /th/ sound!
      Please let me know if you have any questions along the way!
      Best,
      Heather

  34. Emma says:

    Hi there, thank you for your worksheets. Been trying to find something fun for a 9 year old and I love the Speech room resources too – it will add a new dimension. THANK YOU!

  35. WendP says:

    Thanks for the worksheets. I’ve been getting more kids recently who need work on vowels and H, W, and Y, so it’s nice to find those materials online.

    • Heather says:

      You are very welcome! I’m so glad you found them. I hope you are finding them useful for your kids!

      • WendP says:

        I just went to look through the /j/ materials – unfortunately for me, they were J words instead of /j/ words. I’d hoped to find materials with Young, You, Year, Yay instead of Jam, Jump, Jelly. Ah well. I’m sure I’ll get some kids working on J before too long :)

        • Heather says:

          Well, I will just have to add those asap! :) Thank you! The /dg/ sound is listed under /j/ for those who don’t know IPA. I’m so sorry you were disappointed. Check back soon for /y/!

  36. Jane Hodges says:

    Heather, just found your website thanks to Testy Yet Trying blog!
    Thanks so much! I agree with you about hearing impaired students. I’ve worked with HI for 25 years!
    I have a question though. Is there a way to enlarge your word lists to the page size? Some are at the edge of the page and others have a large margin. If I can make adjustments, let me know. Thanks! You made my Monday!!!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Jane! Thank you for your kind words! I need to update all worksheets so they are all the full page size. Hopefully, I’ll have them all done in the next few weeks. Which ones did you need first? I can do those ASAP for you if you let me know.
      Thank you for following my blog and thank you for letting me know about the worksheets!
      Heather

  37. Heather says:

    Hi Ryan! Thank you so much for letting me know. These glitches are easily fixed when I know about them. You should be able to view final /t/ words now. Let me know if you have any other problems.
    Thanks,
    Heather

  38. Ryan says:

    These sheets are great! I have found that t final position at word level has the link to t final position at phrase level. Please let me know when you have t final position at word level available!

  39. Sheree says:

    Do you think these work sheets would work for a 7 year old child with Auditory Processing Disorder?

    • Heather says:

      Sheree,
      Yes, these are worksheets for kids, teens, or adults who have articulation difficulties. They are great for extra practice at home. Make sure you have a quiet, distraction free setting to work on his/her speech sounds. Depending on the severity of APD, you may need to use voice amplification as you are presenting and/or teaching the sounds to help enhance the auditory signal. Present the words a bit slower than you would otherwise and make sure to take advantage of auditory, visual, and tactile cues to help teach the correct placement of the articulators (tongue, lips, jaw). Hope that helps!
      Heather

  40. Vikki Hamilton says:

    Do you think this system is useful for severely hearing impaired elementary students who successfully wear hearing aids but have difficulty with producing speech/

    • Heather says:

      Hi Vikki,

      Without knowing too many details, I’d say yes!

      Hearing impaired students usually seem to produce the same error patterns.

      Research on children with hearing loss show that these error patterns are common:

      1. Errors producing/t, d, s, z, “sh”, “ch”, “dz”/
      2. Decreased accuracy producing less visual
      sounds
      3. Final consonant deletion
      4. Substituting stops for fricatives and liquids
      5. Substituting voiced for voiceless sounds
      6. Confusion of oral and nasal consonants

      Depending on your students’ degree of hearing loss, aided thresholds, and other existing issues (learning disability, ADHD, etc.) the worksheets, sound placement cues, and strategies I’ve described for articulation therapy would be useful during speech therapy in addition to other strategies aimed at the special needs of this population of students. Use total communication (sign language, speech, visual images, amplification, gestures, etc.) to help them communicate as appropriate. Let me know if you have more questions.

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