I just read this post from Putting Words Into Your Mouth, and I had to share! It’s a trick to help children produce correct /s/ and /z/ sounds. Mia describes using it specifically for a lateral /s/, but I’ve used this trick with dentalized /s/ as well. The idea is that you tell the child to produce a long /t/ in order to produce a correct /s/. If the child can make a correct /t/, they can make a correct /s/. They just have to hold the /t/ longer! The great thing about her post is that she has a great visual you can download for FREE! Check it out!
Until next time,