It is very common for children to have difficulty with the Th sound. Th typically develops between 4 1/2 and 7 years of age for girls and up to 8 years of age for boys and is often considered to be a “later developing” sound. I often work with children on the Th sound starting at 8 years of age or sooner if the trouble is causing them to be harder to understand and especially if it is causing them frustration. Teachers often ask me to work on the Th sound when they notice that is affecting spelling. Spelling problems such as “fink” for “think” or “moder” for “mother” can develop into hard habits to break if they go on for too long.
As a parent I would work on my child’s awareness and development of all sounds as early as possible. Providing children with awareness of sounds helps the sounds to develop. Awareness of speech sounds is closely linked to good early reading and writing skills – phonological awareness. Having clear speech also helps children to develop their language and social communication to their fullest potential.
This guide will help parents decide if they need to work on Th sounds by completing a simple assessment. Included are step-by-step ideas to help get the Th sound started, Indirect Therapy, Direct Therapy, Games and 96 printable Picture Cards for working on both the voiceless and voiced Th at the start of words, middle and ends of words.
Working on Th sounds is often fairly easy and straightforward and if the right steps are followed it is something that can be done at home in just a few minutes each day.
Included in this program:
– Assessment guide to help you decide if you need to work on Th
– Guide with specific ideas on how to establishing both the Voiceless and Voiced Th sound
– Step by step directions for how to do Indirect and Direct Therapy
– 96 pictures for both types of Th at the start, middle and ends of words
– Game ideas
– And more
While all of the ideas and materials are based on my 26 years of experience working with children and families as a Speech-Language Pathologist, they are just a guide. They cannot replace therapy with or an assessment by a Speech-Language Pathologist or any other professional.
Better Speech, Language and Social Communication is truly the best gift any parent can give their child.
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