Little girl who got her tonsils out unable to say “H”

I have a little girl who got her tonsils out and has returned to me (5yrs) doing therapy with her but noticed that she is not able to say “H”. She has good parents and staff at home that speak properly so it is not that she has learnt to say ” ome” for “Home” etc.  I just on the spot made up a couple of exercises for this patient.

1. I have her breathe into a little mirror to make condensation on it as she says “hahahahahahahaha”

2. I have her pretend to do karate and punch her arms out and go ‘huh’ as karate people do!

Any more ideas?


Hi! Good thinking. Since we want a nice “flow” of conversation, it will help to embed that “h” sound within words and phrases rather than just saying it at the beginning. Otherwise, you might get a pause, such as this: Huh ouse (house) or Huh appy (for happy), etc. You can do these as soon as you are sure that she CAN make the H sound in isolation and consistently.

Some suggested ones might be:

A happy boy. (but she has to co-articulate and blend the words so it is really aaaaaaaaaaahappee boy

My doggie has a toy. (my doggieeeeehazzatoy)

I hope I’m not confusing you! let me know.


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