Articulation Therapy : The ‘z’ sound

Articulation Therapy: The  z-sound

Articulation Therapy : The ‘z’ sound Some people call ‘z’ the buzzing sound because it sounds like the bees buzzing. This sound is developed later than other sounds, around the age of 4. The child masters around the age of 8. Some children may have trouble producing this sound beyond eight years of age. It …

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Articulation Therapy: Teaching /R/ blends

Articulation Therapy: Teaching /R/ blends

Articulation Therapy: Teaching /R/ blends The /r/ speech sound is one of the late sounds that develop in children. Children usually acquire the /r/ blends by 8-9 years of age. Often, children with speech sound disorders have difficulty in producing the sound correctly. The /r/ sound alone can be a difficult sound to learn, let …

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Articulation Therapy- Teaching ch and j sounds

Articulation Therapy- Teaching ch and j sounds

Articulation Therapy- Teaching ch and j sounds The articulation therapy for /ch/ and /j/ sounds involves teaching the correct placement of the articulators (i.e, the oral structures and other structures involved in speech production) through various techniques and stages. Children usually develop the /ch/ and /j/ sounds a bit later, starting at around age four. …

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Aritculation Therapy : Teaching S and SH sounds

Aritculation Therapy : Teaching S and SH sounds Teaching S and SH sounds, Is your child finding it hard to get his/her /s/ and /sh/ speech sounds right? Did you know it is one of the most mispronounced speech sounds in all languages? Typically children learn to produce /s/ and /sh/ by 4 years of …

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Articulation Therapy: Teaching K and G sounds

Articulation Therapy: Teaching K and G sounds Articulation Therapy- The sounds /k/ and /g/ are velar stops. Velars refer to place where the air is constricted and momentarily blocked to say the sound – which is the back of the mouth. The sounds require air to be shortly ‘stopped’ and then released by producing a …

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Articulation Therapy: Teaching M and N sounds

Articulation Therapy: Teaching M and N sounds Teaching M and N sounds- The sounds /m/ and /n/ are voiced nasals. Nasals refer to the way the sounds are produced with air flowing through the nose. If these sounds are misarticulated, a speech therapist can assist in bringing an understanding of how the sounds are made …

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Articulation Therapy: Teaching F and V sound

Articulation Therapy: Teaching F and V sound

Articulation Therapy: Teaching F and V sound The sounds f and v are labiodental fricatives. The name ‘fricatives’ comes from the friction sound that is made when these sounds are produced. When producing fricatives, air flows continuously through articulators (be it the tongue and teeth/lips and teeth) positioned in a specific manner. ‘Labiodental’ is a …

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Articulation Therapy: Teaching T and D sounds

Articulation Therapy: Teaching T and D sounds   The sounds /t/ (as in tomato) and /d/ (as in dig) are lingua-alveolar plosives. The name ‘plosives’ comes from the way the sounds expel air when being said. And ‘lingua-alveolar’ is descriptive of the position of the tongue when the sounds are produced. If these sounds are …

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Articulation Therapy: Teaching P and B sounds

Articulation Therapy: Teaching P and B sounds

Articulation Therapy: Teaching P and B sounds   Articulation therapy : The sounds P and B are bilabial plosives. The name ‘plosives’ comes from the way the sounds expel air when being said. ‘Bilabials’ refers to the fact that the lips are used when the sounds are said. If these sounds are misarticulated, a speech …

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