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Monday
Oct072013

Letter of the Week: J

‘J’ is a consonant. From a speech perspective, ‘j’ (as in “jump”) is a fat-pushed air sound. The lips get “fat” and round. The tongue flattens, trapping the air between itself and the roof of the mouth. The air is then released in an explosive wide puff.

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Monday
Sep302013

Letter of the Week:  P

‘P’ is a consonant. /p/ is one of the first developing speech sounds. From a speech perspective, ‘p’ is a lip popper. Just as with ‘b’, the lips are doing the work to make this sound.

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Monday
Sep232013

Letter of the Week:  L

‘L’ is a consonant. From a speech perspective, ‘l’ is a “lifter” sound. You make /l/ by lifting your tongue to make contact with the gum ridge behind your upper teeth and releasing an airstream over the sides of your tongue.

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Monday
Sep162013

Letter of the Week:  F

Sunday, September 22 is the first day of fall! While I have enjoyed our beautiful summer, I admit I have been looking forward to the change of seasons. ‘F’ is a consonant. From a speech perspective, ‘f’ is a “lip cooler” sound.

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Monday
Sep162013

Letter of the Week:  I

‘I’ is a vowel. It makes more than one sound. From a speech perspective, short ‘i’ (as in insect) is a “smile” sound.

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