Using Picture Drills for ‘p’ and ‘k’ Speech Sound Difficulties
Picture drills help children to practise sequencing speech sounds in words. The picture drills in this exercise are designed for helping children who have difficulty saying ‘p’ in words or ‘k’ in words. Your speech and language therapist will tell you the speech sounds they are working on and then you can see if these resources will help achieve the goals set by the therapist.
Picture Drills for Short Words With ‘k’
car key car key car key car key; key cow key cow key cow key cow; cow car cow car cow car cow car; Kai key Kai key Kai key Kai key; cow Kai cow Kai cow Kai cow Kai.
1. Click on the picture on the left to download and print it as a PDF.
2. Cut the drills into strips, e.g. Strip One Car key car key car key car key, Strip Two Key cow key cow key cow key cow, etc.
3. Touch each picture on the first strip as you say it, so the child can see the picture and hear you say the word. Say them quite slowly and clearly. Then ask the child to say them.
4. Reward each drill using toys and games, for example put a marble down a marble run, have a turn at Pop-up Pirate or Buckaroo, fire a foam rocket, put a brick on a tower, or add a piece of train track to a track you are making to run a train along when all drills are finished. Or blow some bubbles. Rewards should be motivating and short.
5. Follow the same procedure with the second strip of pictures, e.g. key cow key cow key cow key cow; you say the words, the child says the words and then has a short reward. Try to do at least five drills.
Picture Drills for short words with ‘p’
pea pier pea pier pea pier pea pier; pea paw pea paw pea paw pea paw; pea pow! pea pow! pea pow! pea pow!; pea pie pea pie pea pie pea pie; pea pear pea pear pea pear pea pear.
2. Follow the same steps as for the letter ‘k’ above
Additions to motivate child:
Drills can be very boring for children but they are really important to help the child to change their talking. Be careful that you don’t work on drills for a long time. If you think your child is losing interest try:
- Using an echo microphone – say the words into this and then when the child has their go they say the words into the microphone.
- Recording yourself and the child saying the drills (use a phone or ipad or a talking button).