In writing this, I hope to share some of the learning strategies that I have used both in the classroom as a teacher , and as a mum with my own kids. These strategies are intended to be a resource of practical ideas that you can try to help your child achieve their potential.
Remember, you know your child the best and there is no one-fit-all strategy that works. Children learn differently, so helping your child achieve their potential, may involve some trial and error. Some of the strategies may work for your child, others may not. Some may work for a little while but may need to be adapted as your child develops.
But you may find a strategy that helps you to help your child grow.
In everyday speech, the aspiration of the unvoiced plosive phonemes /t/ and /k/ can sometimes be lost when they follow /s/ and a child may pronounce “st” as /sd/, e.g. saying sdop instead of stop, and “sc” or “sk” as /sg/, e.g. saying sgaf instead of scarf.
Playing games, like this version of /st/ /sc/ noughts ...
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