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Your Speech and Language Therapist will provide you with the right speech sound pack for your child. You can work through the activities at home to help your child practise their speech sounds. Each pack will focus on saying one sound at a time in a specific position of the word such as beginning,...

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Every person with Down’s syndrome is an individual, with their own unique personality, strengths and differences. This page is about some of the characteristics which many people with Down’s syndrome have in common. People with Down’s syndrome can continue to make progress with...

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How can we support you? We can help you identify the stage your child is at with their understanding of language and their early communication skills. Give you tips and ideas of how you can talk and play with your child to support the development of their speech, language and communication. Since...

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Introducing speech sound activities in play from 1 year old can help children progress with their speech. This can be done through play and having fun with speech sounds! Here are some ideas for fun activities which can help speech sound development. Sound cards Your speech and language therapist...

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Your child is now ready to practice saying their target sounds in words. Here are some ideas for games and activities you can play while working with your child at home. Your speech and language therapist will provide you with the picture cards. Games involving toys Choose a toy that your child...

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Listening to sounds Learning to listen and sort speech sounds is helpful for children who find listening or saying sounds hard. It is important that your child is able to hear the difference between sounds. It will help them to know when to use the sounds in which words. In speech and language...

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Strategies to support unclear speech You can try some of the following strategies to help children who are producing most or all of their speech sounds as expected but whose conversational speech is unclear or hard to understand. These children may be speaking too quietly or too fast. They may leave...

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Your child is now ready to practice saying their target sounds in sentences. Here are some ideas for games and activities you can play while working with your child at home. Your speech and language therapist will provide you with the picture cards. 1. Go Fish You will need two sets of pictures....

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What is cued articulation? Cued articulation is a set of hand signs that can help children with their sounds. It is a system designed and developed by Jane Passy. There is one hand sign for each speech sound. The signs give clues about where the sounds are made. Cued articulation signs can help...

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What is generalisation of speech sounds? When a child learns a new speech sound, they need to practise using it in everyday situations. Your child may be able to make their speech sound during a structured activity, when they are focused on their speech, but have difficulty remembering to use the...

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When helping a child to say a new sound it is important to work through the stages in order. Your speech and language therapist will tell you which stage your child is working at. The stages of speech sound therapy are listed below: Listening to sounds on their own and in words e.g. being...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key language strategies for you to try at home. View this video for ideas on how you can help your...

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Chatting to your child can be one of the most effective ways for them to improve their speech and language. In this YouTube series, Weekend Words, our Speech and Language Therapy team will demonstrate key speech and language strategies for you to try at home. This video explains and demonstrates...

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What is the Phonology Project? The Phonology Project is for children in Year 1 and above who are having difficulties with speech sounds. Children referred to this Speech and Language Therapy pathway must be able to copy speech sounds in isolation and combine them with a vowel sound. Children are...

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A speech sound error is when a child mispronounces a word. They may either miss off a sound or replace it with another sound. For example, Or The following strategies can help support your child’s speech sound development. Model back the correct speech Provide a good speech model for your child to...

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Children need to be able to hear, identify and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words. You can try the following activities at home to help develop your child’s sound awareness skills: Rhyming games Nursery rhymes sit opposite your child so they can see your mouth moving sing nursery rhymes...

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