FREE - How to Assess Stopping at Home is part of my program “How to Fix Stopping – Complete Home Speech Therapy Guide”. I have made my Assessment Guide section complimentary to parents to help you decide if Stopping is something that you should be working on with your child.
Stopping is when a child takes long “noisy” sounds such as S,Z,Sh,Ch,F,V & Th and changes or “Stops” them into a T,D,P or B. This can happen at the start of words such as “Shoe” becoming “Two” or at the ends of words such as “Leaf” becoming “Leap”.
When children are learning how to talk many will Stop some of their sounds. Most children will learn how to correct these errors on their own but others will need help. Stopping some sounds such as S and F is considered to be age appropriate only until 3 years of age. While stopping harder sounds such as Sh, J and Ch is age appropriate until 4 1/2 years.
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