Month: March 2007

Stopping Prevocalic Sibilants

By Pam Marshalla

Q: I work with a first grade student with multiple articulation errors. He inserts /t/ after /s/ and /sh/ words. For example he says “stay” for “say” and “shtirt” for “shirt.” We’ve slowed the production down to the point of an actual pause between the /s/ and the proceeding vowel and he is 100% accurate. But how do we speed up the motor movement while keeping the production accurate? I have found that the insertion of /t/ before or after…