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Carryover Handout for the /s/ Sound

Most therapists will tell you that at-home carryover is where the magic happens! This is why we spend countless hours printing homework to go into the speech notebook and chatting with parents about how to elicit sounds.

Lately I've been spending a lot of time on /s/ with my kids and their parents. I found myself explaining all my tips and tricks in parent-friendly language time and time again. A lot of times my explanations and demonstrations were successful. However, many times I found a confused look on parents faces as I started to explain where the tongue should go, the alveolar ridge, etc. - but I'm not surprised! Things we think of naturally as an SLP do not even cross the minds of people who are not SLPs. The alveolar ridge is our home base, however for most non-SLPs it's simply a bump in their mouth where they might get a pizza burn.

I went back to what always works - a visual - and put together this handout to help reinforce all the tricks of the trade. Originally, I had planned to just have it for my own use. However, based upon some instagram and facebook feedback I realized people would really like their own copy!

I listed it on TpT HERE for what I feel is an affordable price (it took quite some time to put together with the diagrams). I hope you will benefit from it like I have!

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