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 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.
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In order to teach TH to your child effectively, you must know how to say TH yourself. It is important to understand the mechanics behind making the sound. Once you have the language to describe how to say TH, you will be better able to teach your child.
I will teach you tactile, verbal, and visual cues as well.
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Here you will learn tips and techniques on how to teach TH to your child. If your child is already in speech therapy and can say TH in isolation or in syllables, move down to the drill & flashcard games below.
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Congratulations! Your child can say TH. Now, you are ready to work on saying TH 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!
Once your child is able to say TH 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 TH correctly in connected speech.
In order to encourage carryover of progress, you will be throwing away all speech cards and practicing saying TH in sentences while playing natural games!
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