Welcome to Speech Therapy at Home: F Program. This is your home page for all things F. Please bookmark or add to your favorites so you can refer back to it as your child progress through each level.
Below you will find:
In order to teach F to your child effectively, you must know how to say F yourself. I will teach you tactile, verbal, and visual cues as well.
Once you review this section, move on to Teach F and Syllable Practice.
If you are just starting out, please begin practices with this section. If your child is already in speech therapy and is currently targeting F, start with F at the word level.
You will teach F to your child at the syllable level. This level is the easiest since all other speech demands are taken away. Also, your child is not repeating words that he or she has already learned incorrectly. It is hard to break a bad habit and start a new one at the same time!
At this level, your child will practice saying F in the beginning (initial), middle (medial), and end (final) position. Your child's mouth has to coordinate and move muscles differently depending on where the sound falls within a word. Once your child can say F in words, move on to sentences.
It is normal for this stage to last longer than syllables. However, don’t get stuck here if your child misses a word here or there. 100% accuracy is rare and not necessary!
Visit F Word Level: Drill Practice & Games to get started
This is the most exciting and fun phase! This is where a new speech habit is solidified.
In order to encourage carryover of progress, you will throw away all speech cards and practice saying F in sentences during structured games.
Visit F Sentence Level Games to get started
Extra copies of speech therapy practice materials for quick re-printing!