Q: I have a student who has been in therapy for /s/ for a while now and, although he is able to produce the /s/ sound, his mom thinks it is now too sharp and unnatural. Do you have any advise for this? When we are talking about refining an /s/ like you describe, this all auditory work combined with subtle tongue, lip, and perhaps jaw changes. This is the essence of articulation refinement for all phonemes for all clients….
“Sharp” or “Whistling” /s/
By Pam Marshalla