Tip 11 – Eliminate Emphasis

Emphasizing sounds is something all Speech Language Pathologists do.

It is essential early in developing the consistency and accuracy of a sound.

 It is important to manage emphasis though.

You need to be aware of when you and your child are using emphasis.

“Emphasis is an indicator that the target sound is not automatic.”

Emphasis is like a brake.

You cannot go fast with it on.

To effectively manage emphasis, you need to focus on working on speed.

Speed Drills will stop emphasis.

Once you are able to do your speech drills rapidly, you will be able to conquer emphasis.

Emphasis needs to be gone by word level drills.

If emphasis remains, it will slow down the speech therapy process.

“Emphasis is like a brake.
You cannot go fast with it on.”


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