How To Teach The “SH” Sound

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Start With Another Sound

  • Ch
    • Hold out end of sound
    • Hould out sound, pause, don’t move mouth and start again
    • Increase length of pause
  • S
    • Start with /s/ and prompt to pull tongue back or pull tongue tip down
  • Zh
  • Turn off voice or whisper

Use Neighbor Sounds

  • Put the “sh” next to a variety of other sounds to see if one will facilitate a good “sh”
    • “shr”
    • Different vowels before and after
    • Put words before it that end in different consonants (like “batshop”)

Use Tactile Feedback

  • Use a popsicle stick to push tongue back
  • Use speech buddies: Click Here