Welcome to Speech Therapy at Home: SH Home Articulation Practices. This is your home page for all things SH. Please bookmark or add to your favorites so you can refer back to it as your child progress through each level.
SH is usually mastered by 7 years of age. Some
children learn this sound earlier; but it is normal to make errors
up until 7 years old. Below find out how to teach and then practice SH with your child in the comfort of your very own home.
Below you will find:
In order to teach SH to your child effectively, you must know how to say SH yourself. It is important to understand the mechanics behind making the sound. Once you have the language to describe how to say SH, you will be better able to teach your child.
I will teach you tactile, verbal, and visual cues as well.
This section is a MUST READ!
Here you will learn tips and techniques on how to teach SH to your child. If your child is already in speech therapy and can say SH in isolation or in syllables, move down to the drill & flashcard games below.
If you are unsure, read this section anyways. Can't hurt!
Congratulations! Your child can say SH. Now, you are ready to work on saying SH correctly in words.
At this level, it is important to practice saying the sound 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.
This stage may last longer than the previous and that is to be expected. However, don’t get stuck here if your child misses a word here or there. 100% accuracy is rare and not necessary!
Visit SH Word Level: Drill Practice & Games to get started
Once your child is able to say SH correctly in words (drill practice) and during flashcards games, you are ready to move on to the functional games listed here. This is the most exciting phase since this is where generalization really starts to happen. Here, your child will learn how to say SH correctly in connected speech.
In order to encourage carryover of progress, you will be throwing away all speech cards and practicing saying SH in sentences while playing natural games!
Visit SH Sentence Level Games to get started
Below you will find a copy of all the materials given throughout the SH section. Return here for quick printing!