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” ……. a common Jamaican thing BUT this kid 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 katate 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. sandra