Stopping is when a child takes long “noisy” sounds such as S, Z ,Sh, Ch, F, V & Th and changes or “Stops” them into a T, D, P or B. This can happen at the start of words such as “Shoe” becoming “Two” or at the ends of words such as “Leaf” becoming “Leap”.
When children are learning how to talk many will Stop some of their sounds. Most children will learn how to correct these errors on their own but others will need help. Stopping some sounds such as S and F is considered to be age appropriate only until 3 years of age. While stopping harder sounds such as Sh, J and Ch is age appropriate until 4 1/2 years.
I often work with children on stopping as early as 3 ½ years of age or sooner if the trouble is causing them to be harder to understand or if it is causing them frustration. Changing a whole class of sounds can have a huge impact on a child’s speech.
Included in this program:
– Assessment guide to help you decide if you need to work on Stopping
– Step by step instructions for providing both Indirect and Direct Therapy
– 96 minimal pair pictures to help with stopping for all of the different “Noisy Sounds”
– Visual supports to make it easier to say Noisy Sounds
– Game Ideas and more
Satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you decide that this program is not helpful, just let me know and I will provide you with a full refund.
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.