How to Increase Awareness of Articulators

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  • Identify the articulators
    • Use mouth puppet, picture, your own mouth, the child’s mouth, etc.
    • Talk about where the teeth, lips, tongue, larynx, alveolar ridge are.
    • Talk about the back and front, top and bottom, up and down.
    • Talk about air flow and movement.
  • Tactile Stimulation
    • Popsicle stick, dum dum sucker, etc.
    • Touch articulators and label
    • Use Speech Buddies sticks
  • Practice Articulator Positioning while Making Sounds
    • Can use tactile with this as well
    • Gradually fade supports like visual, reminders, and tactile
  • Give feedback on good vs. bad productions and ask how it felt