This is part of the series of cleft palate speech therapy word games. This therapy game is unique in that it targets the one high pressure sound (S) the child is targeting with the help of the (T) sound before the (S).
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This is part of the series of cleft palate speech therapy word games. This therapy game is unique in that it targets the (s) sound with the help of (T) sound before the (S). The (T) and the (sS) are produced in the same place in the mouth. One strategy speech therapists use is production of the (t) to get production of the (S) by making multiple productions of the (T) sound and gradually elongating that (T) into an (S) “t-t-t-tssss.” In this cleft palate speech therapy word game the child is targeting the high pressure (S) sound paired with other low pressure and nasal sounds which the child should be able to produce free of error.
This therapy game focuses on the S sound. Children receiving speech therapy after a repaired cleft palate should practice speech sounds 100 times a day if they want to improve. With these therapy word games, children can practice at home with their family or on their own! The therapy game can be downloaded for free with this link.
Begin the therapy game in the top left corner. Use a piece of paper or a coin as a game piece. Take a coin and make one side of the coin worth 1 space and the other side of the coin worth 2 spaces. Flip the coin and go the appropriate amount of spaces. Once you land on a space say that word 3 times. Have fun with this therapy game, as it is an exciting way to practice the sound with the family.
Created by Chelsea Sommer, illustrated by Jinri Kim, and directed by Catherine Crowley.