Speech

Practice outside of the therapy room is crucial for carryover of skills to everyday life. Children who practice and complete speech homework 2 to 3 times per week tend to demonstrate increased progress. Your SLP will teach your child how to produce a target sound correctly, provide some practice, monitor progress, and assign speech homework. Below you will find general speech therapy homework instructions and a target sound word list link. Please consult with your child's SLP for further instructions.

Articulation Practice Instructions

1, Click on the target sound word list link located below

2. Scroll down until you find the target sound word lists

3. Click on your child's current target sound

4. Choose any home board or card game

5. Prior to their turn have your child say a target word and encourage your child to use that word in a sentence.

6. If your child says the word incorrectly model the correct pronunciation having your child focus on your mouth and then encourage your child to try again. If your child says the word incorrectly again model the correct pronunciation again and play the game.

7. If the homework is getting frustrating just play the game and then contact your SLP with your concerns.

Articulation:

How we make speech sounds using the mouth, lips, and tongue.

Phonology:

Target sound error patterns

Phonological Awareness

The ability to recognize and work with the sounds in spoken language. Phonological awareness is the foundation for learning to read.

Apraxia

Sound production errors caused by a neurological motor planning disorder.

Voice

How we use our vocal folds and breath to make sounds. Our voice can be loud, soft, high, or low pitched. We can hurt our voice by yelling, talking too much, or coughing.

Fluency

This is the rhythm and rate of our speech.