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Welcome to Speech Therapy at Home TH: Home Articulation Practices. This is your home page for all things TH. Please bookmark or add to your favorites so you can refer back to it as your child progress through each level. 

TH Overview

TH is a relatively later developing sound, usually acquired by 7-8 years of age. Some children master this sound earlier; but, it can be normal to make errors up until 8 years of age.

There are two different TH sounds in the English language. The sounds differ only by the presence/absence of voicing.

  1. Voiced TH: TH as in “the” is made by turning our voice box on. Common error substitution for voiced TH is D (i.e., dee for three).
  2. Voiceless TH: TH as in “three” is made by turning our voice box off. Common error substitution for voiceless TH is F (i.e., free for three).

Below you will find:

  1. How say TH & effective teaching cues 
  2. How to teach TH 
  3. Practices at the syllable level
  4. Practices at the word level
  5. Practices at the sentence level
  6. An extra copy of all the materials you will need 

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How to Say TH

In order to teach TH to your child effectively, you must know how to say TH yourself. This section is for parents to understand the mechanics behind making the TH sound. This way you will be able to better coach your child. This section is not to be missed even if your child has been practicing TH for awhile. it is always good to take a quick re-fresher course.

I will teach you tactile, verbal, and visual cues as well. 

Read More.at How to Say TH



Teach TH & Syllable Level Practices 

 Teach TH to your child here. Learn how to expalin TH to your child and then practice this new skill at the syllable level. If your child is already working on TH in speech therapy, you may be able to skip this section on move to Word Level Practice for TH below.

Teach TH & Syllable Level Practices



Word Level

At this level, it is important to practice saying voiced and voiceless TH in the beginning (initial), middle (medial), and end (final) position of words. 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 TH in words, move on to the sentence level below.

It is normal if this stage lasts longer than the syllable stage. However, don’t get stuck here if your child misses a word here or there. 100% accuracy is rare and not necessary!

Visit TH Word Level: Drill Practice & Games to get started



Sentence Level

This is the most exciting phase since 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 TH in sentences during structured games.

Visit TH Sentence Level Games to get started



Materials

Flashcards
Voiced & Voiceless

Pictures
Voiced & Voiceless

Word Lists

Motivation Charts


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