There are so many SLP blogs out there and in my recent viewings I have realized that everybody has a different opinion on some form of therapy. Take the humble articulation worksheet. Some SLPs embrace them, others blast them. I personally like worksheets. Why? Because they really work for some of my families. At the end of the day when I am trying to communicate to a parent how simple therapy can be in the home environment, sending home a worksheet with guided instructions can ease a parent into the concept of therapy at home before I ask them to monitor their child’s sounds at the conversational level.
But I do have some super parents out there, and when I get them I can’t help but tell them how easy it is do speech homework without any worksheets. What is more important than what you like as therapist, is what the family likes, needs or wants to use. So just ask them and adapt!
So for those families who despise worksheets but still want to put speech practice into their child’s everyday environment, I created these sheets for the ‘s’ sound in initial, medial and final position. The sheets describe everyday objects and actions that contain ‘s’ that can be part of speech therapy at home. These are great sheets to send home to families to show them that they don’t have to make extra time for speech therapy.