More Speech Worksheets!

No more waiting! You can now download articulation practice worksheets for the following sounds: /b/, /h/, /w/, /f/, /v/, /n/, ng, j, /r/ and /z/

These have been added to the Worksheets page along with all the other available sound worksheets. I will continue to write posts on how to teach these sounds in the upcoming months. In the meantime please refer to the post on The Process of Articulation Therapy for tips on how to use these worksheets when working with your little ones. As always, if you have any questions, leave a comment and I will get to them sometime in between the laundry and feeding my hungry little birds. Best of luck!


37 Responses to “More Speech Worksheets!”

  1. Milehimama says:

    Thanks for all that you post- especially now that school is out so it’s just mommy doing the speech!

    Two questions: is there an particular order to work in- work with the /r/ sound before the /l/ sound, for example?

    and

    our speech teacher uses cues/hand signals for sounds. She sent home some papers with cartoon drawings of the hand cues and I can’t find it! Do you happen to know the proper name for them and/or if they are available online? For example, /f/ was the “fussy cat sound” and is cued by a hand held like a claw moving downward (like a fussy cat scratching.)

    • Heidi says:

      That’s a good question. I usually like to start with the earlier developing sounds and then move my way up to the later developing sounds. You can read my post on When Speech Sounds are Developed to see which sounds come first. Another way to determine which sounds to work on first would be first to write down all the sounds your child is struggling with, then go through each sound and see which sound your child can say the clearest in imitation of you. Start with the sound they can say the easiest in isolation. That is the sound they are ready to work on.

      There are many different hand cues used by speech therapists. I like to use the ones found in “The Source for Childhood Apraxia of Speech.” As long as there are no copyright issues that would prevent me from posting them I will put them up as soon as I can. Good luck!

  2. Gillien Oliver, MS, CCC-SLP says:

    I thought you should know, I love your sheets, but I think one of your links is off – the /w/ keeps coming up as /j/. Can you clarify?
    thanks,
    gillie

  3. Sherri says:

    Hi, this isn’t really a cooment on the worksheets, I just want to thank you for doing this. As a fellow mom to four little ones I really appreciate your generosity. Unfortunately, speech problems seem to affect all my kids so I have used your resources a lot.
    I have a bit of a problem and wonder if you can offer any advice. My daughter, 8 years old, just “finished” two and a half years of speech therapy. Personally, I don’t think she’s finished but her speech therapist said she has taught her all the sounds. She still mispronounces vowels which can make her difficult to understand sometimes. I could try a different speech therapist but that would be at least a six month wait and I don’t know if it would help. What can I do?

    • Heidi says:

      Sherri,

      I would suggest seeing another speech therapist. In the meantime try to figure out if she is mispronouncing specific vowels, or all vowels. Does she mispronounce them all the time. Try to keep a journal of sorts of her speech errors. This will really help the SLP you see determine if there is a pattern in her mispronunciations, and speed up the process of therapy. Good luck!

      • Stephanie says:

        Do you have any pointers on helping with vowel pronunciation? I have an almost 5 yr old daughter in speech during the school year. But I want to help her more in the summer. I have plenty of things to work with her on regarding consonants, but not vowels. It seems like she has the most trouble with “a”.

        Thanks

        • Heidi says:

          Hi Stephanie,

          When I teach vowels the mirror becomes my best therapy tool. I work side by side my clients in the mirror as we over exaggerate each vowel. I use my hands to cue my clients to open wider for the /a/ sound as in “hot” or I put a big smile on my face pointing to each corner of my lips when we say ee as in “key.” Just be sure to isolate the vowels your daughter is struggling with and practice them in the mirror until she gets it. Then try putting them in words.

          I don’t currently have any word lists up on my sight for vowels. Dr. Caroline Bowen has some worksheets for working with vowels on her site that might be helpfulspeech-language-therapy.com. You have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find them.

          If you have an iPad there is an app called “Mouth Works” that also works on vowels. The kids really enjoying imitating the videos of the kids in the app making the vowels. I hope this helps.

          Good luck this summer!
          Heidi

  4. Carol says:

    Why am I not seeing the Articulation Goal Tracker and the Articulation Therapy Log on the worksheets page? I must be missing it somewhere. Could you describe for me where to look, please? I see all the individual phoneme pdfs but not the two mentioned above. Thanks for your assistance. I’m enjoying looking at your website.

    “You can download the Articulation Goal Tracker and Articulation Therapy Log on the worksheets page. “

    • Heidi says:

      Carol,

      On the worksheets page, click on the top bar entitled “Articulation Data Collection Forms” and then the Goal Tracker and Therapy Log sheets will be available to click on and download. Sorry for the confusion.

  5. Jane says:

    Great help with the print outs, we are having 3 monthly breaks between speech as my son has progressed so far over the last 2 years, gone from weekly, fortnighly to our first 3 month break, but still lots of therapy at home with me on a daily basis, but we needed a print out for some G words as I noticed he is struggling with them, so was helpful to find your site. Great site, great help. Thankyou.

  6. Melanie says:

    Thanks so much for the /r/ sound worksheets! I have a question, in a previous post on Correcting the R sound, you had a guest blog post and she recommended focusing on one /r/ sound at a time. For example, in your worksheets, you have the medial and final /r/ sounds labeled -air, -er, -or, -ar, etc. Do you also recommend focusing on one sound (all the -er words for example) at a time for greater success, or have you noticed that it matters or makes a difference? Thanks again for all you do!!

    • Heidi says:

      Melanie,

      That is a great question! I hesitated putting up those r worksheets for a long time because they aren’t broken up into specific groups of vocalic r sounds. I do recommend working on the r sound one at a time . I hoped that by labeling the cards with “air, er, or, ar, ire and ear” it would make parents and teachers aware of the different r variations. You can use those worksheets to determine which r sounds your child struggles with. Then begin working on them one at a time. Starting with the one he does the best with and ending with the r sound that is the most difficult for him. If you need more target words you can check out “The Entire World of R” or if you have an ipad I have an entire R program app in “Articulation Station” that will easily take you through all the variations of R including blends in interactive activities targeting words, sentences and stories. Unfortunately, the app is not yet complete. It is in the programming phase now. It should be done within the next couple of months. Go to http://www.littlebeespeech.com to sign up for our mailing list and you will be among the first to know when it will be complete. Thanks for reading!

  7. jennifer Potter says:

    How do you teach the /s/ sound?

  8. Please Help says:

    hi ,
    hav u ever come across a case with repaired cleft palate with autistic features???? can u plz suggest some goals that have to be suggested for a child with such a diagnosis, who have alimited vocabulary of 4-5 words wich are meaningful!!! the child lacks behind prelinguistic skills such as object tracking,imitation skills,object permanance,reduced attention span…….. i m astuden!!!!i liked your site so much that i really feel that you could help me……….

    • Heidi says:

      My first thought would be that you need to work on increasing the child’s expressive communication whether it be through pictures, signs or words. I would personally lean toward a picture communication system on the iPad since children with autism are responding so well to the iPad. My personal favorite AAC app right now is My First AAC by Injini and the best part is it is only $25.00.

  9. Heidi says:

    Thank you so much for this website. Such a wealth of information. In just a few minutes I was able to teach my son the CH and SH sounds he has been struggling with. AMAZING. The next thing we need to move on do is the “J” sound (joke, Jeannie, Joan, jammies). Do you have any advice on getting those J words out?

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Heidi,

      You are in luck. If you have taught your son to say the ch sound teaching him to say the j sound will be a piece of cake. The only difference between the ch sound and the j sound is voice. The ch sound is like a quiet j sound. Have your son say the ch sound then have him turn on his voice to make the j sound. Sometimes it is helpful for him to put his hand on his throat to feel the vibration when he voices the j sound. While the ch sound is the train sound with the “choo-choo” I call the j sound my jet engine sound. I say j-j-j-j to start my jet engine and get ready for take off.

      After he has figured out how to say the sound simply have him practice the j first in words, then sentences and finally stories. You can use the worksheets here on mommyspeechtherapy.com or if you have an iPad you can download the j program from Articulation Station on the iTunes store. Best of luck!

  10. Emily says:

    Heidi,
    I wanted to thank you for your excellent worksheets and other resources! I am a speech-language pathologist, and use your worksheets all the time with the preschool-age kids I work with. I like them better than what I’ve come across in books. The stories and sentences are great, and the kids really enjoy them. Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to checking out your app.
    Emily

  11. Stephanie says:

    Hi Heidi

    My daughter needs help with blended sounds, do you have more worksheets with cr, cl and st?

    Thanks for all you do!!

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      I have st blends on my worksheets page under s blends. I don’t have l blends or r blends up right now. I’ll have to work on that. I do have all the blends in Articulation Station for the iPad. If you have an iPad now is a really good time to buy since all the sound programs are 40% off this week. It sounds like you would only need to buy the r, l and s sound programs. I hope this helps.

      Best,
      Heidi

  12. Sylvia says:

    Is there anything to work on the u sound that is in the word put. We have the issue of making it sound like pit. Thanks!!

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Sylvia,

      I have honestly never had to teach that vowel. If I had to though I would work on trying to get the child to imitate me saying the “u” (as in put) sound all by itself before I worked on putting it in a word. Once the child can say the sound all by itself I would practice that sound with a consonant following the vowel (ut) and with a consonant before the vowel (pu). Then I would work on putting the whole word together. I don’t know of any materials that are geared specifically toward this vowel. If any one else has some helpful tips for Sylvia please share.

  13. Kylla says:

    Hi Heidi,

    Do you have any worksheets on combination sound words? Even multiple words, or extended syllables. My 4 year old needs to improve speech in sentence structure, so his speech therapist uses words such as swimming teacher, and exclamation. I find that if I use some of your worksheets along with his speech homework, he doesn’t think he is doing as much homework, and I can get him to do more. :)

    I started using your worksheets in Sept 2010, when my son wasn’t quite 3 and didn’t talk a lot. He was already on the waiting list for our public system, where my older son received very little help due to his age. He has now been seeing a therapist for over a year, and will continue until he goes to school.

    If it wasn’t for the availability of your worksheets, and my perserverance, his speech therapist has said that he wouldn’t speak as well as he does today!

    Thank-you.

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Kylla,

      If I understand you correctly you are looking for a list of mulitsyllabic words. I do have some worksheets targeted for 2-syllable, 3-syllable and 4 syllable words. I will try to post them for you. Thanks for reading!

  14. Thank you so much, this is great!

  15. Jenny says:

    Hello I have read some of your articles and have similar concerns in regards to my 7 yr old. She had T and A op mid Jan and now does not speak as clearly. Last year she did a couple of public speaking items and did really well. Not happy with her speech post T and A. Have you got some exercises I can do please, thankyou. We live in the country and to see anyone its a couple of hours drive,thankyou Jenny

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Jenny,

      It is not uncommon for kids to experience a change in voice quality following a tonsil adenoidectomy. Usually it just takes a few months for their soft palate to adjust. However, it sounds like you are coming up on two months now and are still unhappy with her speech. I have outlined some exercises you may be interested in trying in my post, “Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy and Hypernasality.” Give those a try and if you still feel her speech is not where is should be I would contact your ENT for a follow up evaluation.

      All the best,
      Heidi

  16. teresaslp says:

    I would love to know when you add your r-blend worksheets. This is a great site. Am glad I stumbled on it from the articulation station app. I am hoping that the coop will purchase for us. They are hesitating because the i-pad is mine and then it would be mixed owbnership. I requested to discuss this because this will be the way of the future. Much easier on us that have to travel and take our stuff with us.

    Again, thanks thanks thanks for taking the time but also offering this to us and to parents.

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Teresa,

      I am hoping to add r blend worksheets soon. In fact I would love to have homework sheets that match up with Articulation Station on here one day. It’s a process I guess.

      I hope you are able to get the app as well! I used to make all my clients come to me because I didn’t want to have to lug all my materials back and forth but now with Articulation Station and other great apps on the iPad I have found it is so much easier to travel to client homes.

      All the best,
      Heidi

  17. Danny says:

    Thank you for a terrific, exceptionally useful website and worksheets! But using the word “mommy” as a proxy for “parent” makes it far less likely that fathers will even look at the site. While it’s obviously true that mothers do more parenting than fathers, those of us who are the exceptions to that pattern tend to resent the automatic assumption that “mommy” and “parent” are synonyms. That said, thanks for the really helpful work.

    • Heidi says:

      Danny, Thanks for the kind words. I’m happy my site was helpful to you… and yes, despite having the name of “Mommy” in my blog title, I created it for all parents, moms and dads alike. ALl the best!

  18. Kristen says:

    Hi Heidi, You have a terrific site and I love the worksheets. It has been an invaluable tool for myself and my daughter with speech apraxia. I was wondering if you can make or have a worksheet for the SW and SM Blend sounds ( sweet, sweater, etc.) (smile, smoke, etc).

    Thank you.
    and thanks for making your website so welcoming, friendly, and easy to use!

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Kristen,

      I apologize I don’t have worksheets for those blends on my worksheets page yet. Hopefully I can get to that sooner rather than later. In the meantime, if you have an iPad I do have sw in the S program of Articulation Station on the iTunes store. I am also working on an update that will include sm that will hopefully be available before school starts in the fall.

      All the best!
      Heidi

  19. Amy says:

    I have an 8 year old boy who still cannot pronounce his “r” and “l” correctly. They sound like “w”.
    If he concentrates he can pronounce the words correctly. He does very well with his sister’s name, Emily.
    When we practice “r”, if I get him to crinkle up his nose he sounds really good! I’ve considered speech therapy but have not pursued the option yet. I was hoping it was something he and I could work on together. He does not attend a public school, he attends a UMS school.
    Do you feel you web site would suffice?

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Amy,

      If he were a little younger I would tell you that you could try helping him at home on your own first to see how that goes but since he is 8 I would recommend you take him to a speech pathologist for some help. You can use the worksheets on the web site for additional support or you may even find the r and l programs in “Articulation Station” for the iPad and iPhone to be of even greater value to you both in terms of offering even more supporting material for home practice.