Welcome to Speech Therapy For Toddlers: G Home program. This is your home page for all things G. Please bookmark or add to your favorites so you can refer back to it as your child progress through each level.
G is usually mastered by 4 years of age. If your child is not saying G correctly by 4, you are in the right place. Let's get learning and practicing!
Below you will find:
In order to teach G to your child effectively, you must know how to say it yourself. I will teach you tactile, verbal, and visual cues as well.
Once you review this section, move on to Teach G & Syllable Practice below to start the teaching phase.
If your child is just learning G, start your teaching phase here. If your child is already attending speech therapy for G, skip this section and move on to word level.
Learn how to teach G and then practice the new skill at the syllable level. This level is the easiest to begin with since all other speech demands are taken away. Also, your child is not repeating words that he or she has already learned incorrectly.
At this level, your child will learn how to say G in the beginning (initial), middle (medial), and end (final) position of words. The mouth has to coordinate and move muscles differently depending on where the sound falls within a word.
It is normal if this stage lasts 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!
Once your child can say G in words, move on to sentence level practice.
This is the most exciting learning phase because 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 G in sentences during structured games.
Visit G Sentence Level Games to get started
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