It is fairly common for young children to have some difficulty with the F sound. F typically develops for both boys and girls between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 years of age. I often work with children on the F sound starting at 3 years old or sooner if the trouble is causing them to be harder to understand and especially if it is causing them frustration.
In my experience as a Speech-Language Therapist I have found that working on speech sounds, even individual sounds such as F can have a big impact on a child’s speech. Words become easier to understand, children become more confident and frustration is reduced for everyone.
Working on F sounds is often 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. This guide will help parents decide if they need to work on F sounds by completing a simple assessment and provides a step-by-step guide for working on F at home.
Included in the program are:
– F Assessment
– Indirect Therapy Ideas
– How to Establish F
– Direct Therapy Ideas
– Game Ideas
– 72 Printable Picture Cards for working on F in all word positions.
– 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 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.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. You can reach through my Contact page or email me at SLP@Speech-Therapyathome.com. I would love to hear from you.