stickies_coloredby 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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