Practicing your child's speech skills at home:
Choose a time of day when you can sit with your child to practice their speech-language skills. You don’t need to practice for hours - 15 minutes is enough!
Practice the sound your child is working on by reviewing his/her homework. Search and print out pictures with the target sound and focus on those sounds in words in books.
Here are some prompts to use with your child to work on his/her sounds:
F – lightly bite your bottom lip and blow air out
V - lightly bite your bottom lip and blow air out with voicing
S –"the snake sound" put your tongue behind your bottom teeth, bite down, and blow air out
M - Put your lips together and turn your voice on, try humming
P - Put your lips together and "pop" the air out out
B - Put your lips together and "pop" the air out with voicing
SH - Round your lips, put your back teeth together and blow air out. Put your finger to your lips like you are telling someone to be quiet.
T - Put your tongue behind your botton top teeth and "pop" air out
D - Put your tongue up behind your top teeth and "pop" air out with voicing
R – “Smile” while you say this sound. Use the back of your tongue, not your lips. Tongue tip up and back.
Start by practicing the target sound at the beginning or ends of single words. Then practice the word in short phrases and sentences.