Category Archives: Articulation

What’s New at Playonwords

Here is a copy of my newsletter in case you aren’t on the distribution list: Happy Summer and welcome to the heat wave! Normally we talk a lot about outdoor play this time of year, but we are inside to … Continue reading

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Encouraging Articulation Practice

If you want a child you are working with to make progress in his/her articulation goals, you have to inspire them to practice between sessions. Make some fun stationery to list their practice words or sentences on and encourage parents … Continue reading

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When to Correct Kids’ Speech

I get this question a lot. Just yesterday I was at a house and the mom asked me whether she should be concerned about her 3 year-old Eli’s speech. I asked about specific sounds, saying he should be able to … Continue reading

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How to Correct a Lisp In Speech Therapy

One of the more challenging sounds to correct in a child is a frontal lisp. It is hard to retrain the tongue to be placed accurately behind the teeth rather than protrude forward. Sometimes progress is faster than others. I … Continue reading

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What Age Should A Child Have Speech Therapy for R and S?

I am often asked this question. Parents call up concerned about their preschooler who can’t say an “s” or “r” correctly. I often reassure them with norms and tell them to call back if it is still an issue in … Continue reading

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Learning Language Lessons With “The Very Greedy Bee”

Certain books make it easier to teach language. Give me beautiful, clear illustrations, a simple but engaging story and I can use it to work on many different language goals. The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman is the story … Continue reading

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Articulation Carryover Activities for “S and “SH”

I find books to be a great language enriching carryover activity for articulation. Recently I was working on /s/ and /sh/ with several students and used the book, Bright Stanley by Matt Buckingham to provide practice and carryover for the … Continue reading

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Free Valentine’s Day Download Cards for Speech Therapy

Okay it is almost Valentine’s Day and I am still finding great free downloads for valentines to use with kids to make speech therapy more fun. They’re great for parents to use too for the “homemade” look for those dozens … Continue reading

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Free Downloads for Valentines Day Speech Activities

We are always looking for fun free downloads to use for speech therapy activities. www.alphamom.com has been a great source for free valentines and this year they posted several options for free vintage and retro valentines for kids. Use them … Continue reading

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Articulation Carryover Ideas

I work with several children with articulation goals–aged 3-7. Lately, several of them are at the same stage of trying to carry over the correct production of their sounds. They are able to produce the sounds correctly in sentences but … Continue reading

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