Articulation (Speech Sounds)
Articulation refers to saying the different sounds in words. Some people have trouble making one or more sounds. If you or your child has trouble with saying some speech sounds, then the ideas and resources on this page can help you practice at home. If you aren't sure where or which sounds to start with -- ask the speech-language pathologist.
Guidelines for practicing at home
- Focus on the sound(s) that can be said correctly at least half the time - not the ones that can't be made on their own yet. The speech-language pathologist can suggest the best sounds to work on at home.
- It is OK if the sound isn't said right each time– it is practice
- Don’t worry about other sounds not being right – just focus on the target sound for now.
- If you/the student says a word without the correct sound, have the student listen to a partner say the word correctly and then try the word again. If the student doesn’t get the word correct after a couple of tries, skip it and go to the next word.
- Praise the student when they say the sound correctly.
Lists & Lists of words for specific speech sounds
Try these sites:
Ideas for Practicing at home - or on the go
Practicing the "R" sound?
Here are some resources all about "R":