by M. Cohen-Schoenberg CCC-SLP
I have a fantastic new idea for reinforcing the /w/ sound production. I work with several three -year- olds with apraxia and language delays. Both children can produce more complex sounds such as /sh/ and /s/ but they omit /w/. When I was shopping for office supplies at Staples, I noticed some 3M Post-Its™ in the shape of puckered lips.
These are great reminders to give to parents and daycare providers as a cue for lip rounding for the /w/ sound. The rounded lip notes are also helpful for auditory discrimination activities with school age children. What a fun speech activity and good visual/motor memory cue!
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