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Making the s sound

Making the /s/ sound

Making the /s/ sound tool

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The "Making the /s/ sound" tool provides you with demonstrations and explanations on:

  • The key to making this sound
  • Types of lisps
  • Placement drills
  • Production techniques
  • Sound drills

The /s/ sound in particular can be a difficult sound to produce, for young and old alike. After looking at the types of lisps that can occur as /s/ sound speech errors, this tool explores different placement techniques such as wide tongue, tongue tracks and the hold and tap drills. The tool demonstrates the bite and grin technique for sound production. Sound and syllable drills are explained and demonstrated to help develop the /s/ sound further.