Help For Saying The Speech Sound ‘s’

Help For Saying The Speech Sound ‘s’

Put An Eye On An Alien And Say ‘s’

The instructions below can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Aim: to help child say the speech sound ‘s’ correctly.

What you need: the picture on the left of two aliens and coloured pens or pencils. Click to download the picture as a PDF.

What you do:

Using the most support: Take it in turns to say s and draw an eye on one of the aliens.

Using less support: Say ‘s’ and draw an eye on an alien five times, then the child says ‘s’ and draws an eye on the other alien five times.

Using no support: The child says ‘s’ and draws an eye on an alien for at least five times independently.

Top Tip: use a mirror so the child can monitor himself when he says ‘s.’

Variations:

Listening games:

• When you say ‘s,’ the child draws an eye on an alien. Count to at least four before you say s to build anticipation.

• Make this harder by saying at least four other speech sounds before you say ‘s’, e.g. “k. b. m. h. s.”

Speaking games:

• Reverse the games described in listening games so that the child says ‘s’ and you draw an eye on an alien.

• Sequence ‘s’ with another speech sound and draw an eye when you say each sound, e.g. ‘s’ (draw an eye) ‘b’ (draw an eye) ‘s’ (draw an eye), etc. See above for different levels of support.

Draw A Hair On A Head And Say ‘s’

The instructions below can be downloaded as a PDF.

 Speech therapy resource for saying 's' picture of 3 bald headsAim: to help child say the speech sound s correctly.

What you need: the picture of three bald heads, plus coloured pens or pencils. Click to download the picture as a PDF.

What you do:

Using the most support: Take it in turns to say s and draw a hair on a head.

Using less support: Say ‘s’ and draw a hair on a head five times, then the child says ‘s’ and draws a hair on another head five times.

Using no support: The child says ‘s’ and draws a hair on a head at least five times independently.

Top Tip: use a mirror so the child can monitor himself when he says ‘s’.

Variations

Listening games:
When you say s, the child draws a hair on a head. Count to at least four before you say s to build anticipation. Make this harder by saying at least four other speech sounds before you say ‘s,’ e.g. ‘k. b. m. h. s.’

Speaking games:

Reverse the games described in listening games so that the child says’ ‘s and you draw a hair on a head. Sequence ‘s’ with another speech sound and draw a hair on a head when you say each sound, e.g. ‘s ‘ (draw a hair), ‘b’ (draw a hair), ‘s’ (draw a hair), etc. See above for different levels of support.

 

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