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Suggested Words for Articulation Practice

 

Below are lists of suggested words to use when practicing your child's sound at home. These words can be incorporated into a variety of the recommended articulation activities on the "Speech and Language Activities" page.


B

*initial

ballerina, bedtime, beehive, berries, birthday, bath, boat, bottle, bed, beard, bee, bunny, busy, butter, button, boy, banana, bus, buffalo, bear, bird, bulldozer, butterfly, bike, balloon

*medial

cowboy, robot, ladybug, baby, peek-a-boo, cheeseburger, strawberries, log cabin, neighbors

*final

crab, cub, web, taxi cab, door knob, crib, job, ice cube, tube, grab, wardrobe



CH

*initial

chain, chair, chase, check, cheer, cheese, chess, chest, chew, chick, chief, child, chin, chimpanzee, checkers, cheetah, cheesecake, cherries, chicken, children, chimney, chipmunk, chopsticks, cheerleader, cheeseburger, chewing gum, chocolate, chili, cherry pie, church, cheery, channel

*medial

beach ball, catcher, crutches, hatchet, hatching, highchair, inches, ketchup, key chain, lunch box, marching, matches, woodchuck, touchdown, archery, itching, signature, peaches, picture, pitcher, poncho, teacher, vulture, reaching, witches, stretcher, furniture

*final

bench, beach, branch, bunch, catch, coach, couch, ditch, hatch, march, match, lunch, crutch, fetch, peach, pitch, scratch, sketch, touch, teach, watch, witch, hopscotch, sandwich, switch, stretch, spinach, munch, ouch    



D

*initial

dancer, deer, desk, dishes, dog, doll, door, duck, dentist, desert, donkey, doctor, dover, dinner, daisy, dolphin, doghouse, downhill

*medial

hot dog, ladder, lady, radish, reading, shadow, wedding, cheerleader, radio, rodeo, kindergarten, bulldozer, spider, headache, body, feeding, daddy, buddy

*final

bride, food, hand, bed, mud, parade, mermaid, sled, sand, wood, good, lemonade, ride


F

*initial

face, fan, farm, fawn, feed, feet, fence, film, phone, fox, fur, fudge, fabric, fingers, fiddle, fire, fish, five, food, four, fork, foot, forest, fever, fireworks, football, feather, fell, fist, fireman, fussy

*medial

elephant, infant, telephone, laughing, waffle, office, taffy, headphones, campfire, coffee, dolphin, buffalo, golfer, alphabet, muffin, sofa, trophy, traffic, snowfall, rainfall, lifeguard

*final

calf, cough, elf, loaf, leaf, thief, roof, laugh, giraffe, wolf, sheriff, safe, hoof, chef, knife, photograph



G

*initial

goat, gate, gift, gold, gum, game, girl, ghost, goose, gorilla, guitar, garbage, guppy, golfer, guest, goodbye, garden, gallop, gas, garlic, Goldilocks, garage

*medial

dragon, hamburger, luggage, jogging, cougar, juggling, tiger, chewing gum, kangaroo, spaghetti, igloo, magazines, tugboat, sea gull, alligator, pigpen

*final

frog, bug, leg, dog, hug, log, slug, hot dog, bulldog, pig, rug, flag, egg, mug, fig, bag, wig, jug


K

*initial

can, key, car, comb, cat, cow, kids, corn, candy, kangaroo, cowgirl, carrots, computer, caterpillar, kitchen, kite, coach, king

*medial

chicken, raccoon, bacon, pumpkin, rocket, peacock, bakery, helicopter, vacation, apricot, turkey, raincoat, pelican, bicycle, rocking, accordion, sneaker

*final

sock, snack, walk, stick, truck, block, snake, steak, snowflake, magic, fabric, haystack, milk, lake, rake, hammock, toothache, creek, back, book, cake, chick, duck, hike, sick, lock



L

*initial

lake, lamb, lamp, laugh, lawn, leaf, leak, legs, limb, lime, lips, list, loaf, log, long, lunch, ladder, lasso, laundry, lazy, lemon, leopard, letter, lettuce, lighthouse, lifeguard, lion, lipstick, lizard, llama, lobster, lotion, lightning, ladybug, lemonade, living room

*medial

balloon, bowling, collar, dollar, elbow, eyelashes, jelly, necklace, pillow, pilot, ruler, sailboat, sailor, salad, silly, smiling, stroller, tulip, alligator, ambulance, ballerina, binoculars, buffalo, caterpillar, elephant, eleven, gorilla, Halloween, helicopter, jelly beans, juggler, marshmallow, skeleton, telephone, television, umbrella, valentine, violin, walrus, calendar, celery

*final

ball, bell, bowl, bull, doll, eel, heel, mail, mule, nail, owl, pool, seal, snail, stool, whale, anthill, baseball, camel, football, muscle, pencil, snowfall, towel, wheel, basketball, snowmobile, pigtail, eggshell, cartwheel



P

*initial

pencil, pelican, party, pig, pals, pickles, penguin, penny, pony, parrot, parachute, pizza, pirate, pet, pigtail, peach, painter, pearls, picnic, puddle, piano, polar bear, poodle, pyramid, parade, pie, pants

*medial

leopard, diaper, hippo, apple, teepee, wallpaper, grasshopper, zipper, mopping, octopus, napping, soapy, dripping, teapot, typewriter, zookeeper

*final

jeep, lamp, mop, ape, soup, tulip, ship, tape, sheep, asleep, jump rope, envelope, hula hoop, shop, ketchup, bus stop



R

*initial

raft, ram, rain, rash, rat, read, road, robe, rope, rose, rug, ring, wreath, wrench, roof, race, rock rabbit, raccoon, radish, rainbow, wrist, rattle, raincoat, robin, ribbon, robot, rocket, rhino, radio, rattlesnake, relatives, rake, round, roots, ruffles, raisins, rectangle, rip, reach, rules, roll, resting

*medial

airplane, arm, bird, carrots, earrings, cherries, giraffe iron, horse, lizard, marbles, fairy, fork, pirate, purse, scissors, shirt, sheriff, squirrel, camera, parachute, wheelbarrow, turkey, furniture, turtle, celery, gorilla, pyramid, kangaroo, walrus, party, worm, nurse, clarinet, park, orange, syrup, parade, zero, ballerina, corn, flowers, beard, butterfly, barn, macaroni

*final

bear, car, chair, deer, door, ear, fire, floor, four, hair, jar, pear, square, star, tear, tire, alligator, beaver, baker, dinosaur, doctor, dollar, farmer, father, feather, flower, guitar, hammer, juggler, ladder, letter, lobster, mother, newspaper, painter, panther, shower, spider, sugar, sweater, teacher, tiger, tractor, vampire, zipper, rooster, shoulder



S

*initial

sale, salt, sand, saw, seal, sew, sick, sign sing, sit, soap, sock, soup, circle, sun, saddle, sailboat, sandal, sandwich, sea gull, seashell, seat belt, seven, sewing, sofa, softball, subtract, surfer, syrup, celery, cereal, safety pin, Santa, seventeen, sunflower, city, saving, signal, submarine

*medial

baseball, bracelet, castle, dancer, fussy, glasses, icing, possum, bathing suit, whistle, babysitter, bicycle, dinosaur, gasoline, grasshopper, popsicle, medicine, recipe, tricycle, motorcycle, eraser, braces, groceries, eyesight, insect, kissing, lasso, messy, muscle, outside, pencil

*final

boss, box, bus, chess, class, dice, dress, face, fence, fox, goose, grass, horse, house, ice, kiss, lace, moose, mouse, nurse, price, race, rice, vase, us, yes, address, birdhouse, cactus, fireplace, lettuce, necklace, octopus, office, bookcase, purse, mice, geese, mattress, shoelace, thermos, waitress, walrus, doghouse, erase



S BLENDS

*SK

skunk, skirt, skeleton, skateboard, scarecrow, skates, school bus, scarf, skin, scoop, sketch, skip

*SL

slippers, sling, sleeping, slide, slug, sled, sleeve, slip, sloth, sleigh, slime, slouch, slice

*SM

smile, smell, smoke, smash, small, smokestack, smart, smart, smirk, smooch, smack, smooth

*SN

snail, sneeze, snake, snore, snow, sneakers, snuggle, snowmobile, snowman, snapdragon, snicker

*SP

spider, spoon, spool, spaghetti, sports car, spaceman, spill, spooky, speaker, speed, speak, spin

*ST

stairs, stamp, star stop, student, stove, storm, stork, store, story, sticky, steps, steak

*SW

sweater, swing, sweep, swim, swan, sweatpants, sweet, swimsuit, swing, swallow, switch, sweat



SH

*initial

chef, shoe, shapes, sheep, ship, shirt, shells, shut, short, show, shot, shrimp, shy, shop, shadow, shampoo, shamrock, sharing, shaving, sheepdog, sherbet, sheriff, shoelace, shoulder, shovel, shower, sugar

*medial

invitation, celebration, nutshell, washcloth, usher, workshop, gas station, bushes, cashier, dishes, fishing, flashlight, fractions, horseshoe, lotion, milkshake, mushroom, ocean, pushing, slingshot, windshield, toothbrushes, directions, addition, sunshine, tissues, eyelashes, marshmallows

*final

brush, cash, dish, fish, leash, push, rash, splash, squash, trash, wash, wish, goldfish, hairbrush, mustache, mouthwash, eyelash, paintbrush, starfish, toothbrush, radish, finish, ticklish, nail polish

T

*initial

teeth, tie, tire, toad, toast, toys, two, teacher, teepee, tiger, teenager, telephone, turkey, taco, toothbrush, toolbox, toes, team, talking, tossing, towing, towel, tourist, taxicab, turtle

*medial

button, cheetah, guitar, kitten, photos, skater, sweater, mittens, waiter, anteater, butterfly, computer, litter, potato, peanut butter, daughter, rattlesnake

*final

ant, bat, boat, boot, cat, coat, fruit, goat, hat, bracelet, astronaut, parrot, robot, parachute, flashlight, chocolate, doughnut, newt



TH

*initial

thorn, thin, three, thimble, thumb, thunder, thick, thigh, thousand, thief, third, think, thank you, Thanksgiving, thirsty, thermos, thirteen, thirty, thermometer, theater

*medial

bathtub, earthworm, athlete, bathrobe, toothache, toothbrush, panther, python, toothpaste, birthday, marathon, toothless, feather, father, mother, weather, bathing suit, together, brothers, clothing, grandfather, grandmother

*final

bath, broth, cloth, earth, fifth, math, mouth, teeth, tooth, sloth, wreath, youth, birdbath, moth, locksmith, north, path, strength, booth, month, south

 

V

*initial

van, vase, vault, vest, vet, vine, vote, vacuum, valley, vampire, village, vowels, vulture, valentine, visor, visit, video, vinegar, violets, violin, visitor, volcano, volleyball, vegetables

*medial

Beaver, clover, driveway, ivy, seven, shaving, carnival, envelope, screwdriver, seventy, Thanksgiving, truck driver, traveler, beverage, heavy

*final

cave, dove, glove, beehive, olive, sleeve, five, love, locomotive
 

Z 

*initial

zoo, zebra, zero, zigzag, zip code, zipper, zoom, xylophone, zebra fish, zeppelin, zinnia, zoologist, zucchini

*medial

bulldozer, magazine, music, newspaper, physician, poison ivy, television, blizzard, cheesecake, closet, cousin, daisy, desert, dozen, dessert, gazelle, lizard, pretzel, newspaper, noisy, puzzle, scissors, wizard

*final

beads, bears, bees, boys, bugs, cheese, dogs, eggs, jeans, keys, kids, legs, nose, paws, peas, prize, rose, sneeze, animals, apples, babies, bananas, cookies, dinosaurs, fingers, flowers, sandals, pigs, sneakers, tomatoes