Speech Therapy -> Phonology -> Gliding

Gliding

A very common process where the liquid sounds /l/ and /r/ are replaced by /w/ or /y/. For instance, leaf becomes weaf or yeaf, and red becomes wed or yed. Liquid glides are later developing sounds and so are not really considered speech sound errors in younger children, but more as a natural process.

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  • Articulation R Flash Cards: All Positions, preview

    Articulation R Flash Cards: All Positions,

    Sara Lowczyk

    All positions of r words in color. 7 pages of variation of positions and prevocalic, vocalic.

  • Pre-Vocalic /r/ Articulation Cards preview

    Pre-Vocalic /r/ Articulation Cards

    Breann Voytko

    Articulation Cards for pre-vocalic /r/ in the initial position: 20 targets.

  • Articulation R Polka Dot Shamrock Worksheets For St. Patrick’s Day preview

    Articulation R Polka Dot Shamrock Worksheets For St. Patrick’s Day

    Sara Lowczyk

    Low ink, no prep R words in polka dot shamrocks. Separated into their sounds (2 sheets for initial r, medial r and final r,) and three sheets with mixed positions).

  • Valentine’s Articulation /l/-Blends preview

    Valentine’s Articulation /l/-Blends

    Breann Voytko

    Practice /l/-blends this Valentine’s Day

  • Valentine’s Articulation /r/-Blends preview

    Valentine’s Articulation /r/-Blends

    Breann Voytko

    Practice /r/-blends this Valentine’s Day

  • /l/ Word List preview

    /l/ Word List

    Sara Lowczyk

    64 tiny /l/ cards to be cut out or used in a word list.

  • Find It Fast! Articulation /l/ All Positions preview

    Find It Fast! Articulation /l/ All Positions

    Sara Lowczyk

    This mimics the games Find it Fast! and Spot it! Super motivating for the kiddos. There are 57 cards each with 8 targets on each card, with optional covers with 57 /l/ targets total. Perfect for wo...

  • /l/ Word List preview

    /l/ Word List

    Breann Voytko

    /l/ in the initial, medial, and final positions.

  • /fl/ Blend preview

    /fl/ Blend

    Ambiki

    Articulation Resource. Speech Resource. SLP. Articulation cards for the /fl/ blend in the initial position. Each card contains one word and associated image. Words: flyswatter, flame, flounder, flo...

  • Articulation L Flash Cards: All Positions, preview

    Articulation L Flash Cards: All Positions,

    Sara Lowczyk

    All positions of L words in color. 7 pages of all positions.

  • Cl /kl/ Blend preview

    Cl /kl/ Blend

    Ambiki

    Articulation Resource. Speech Resource. SLP. Articulation cards for the "cl" /kl/ blend in the initial position. Each card contains one word and associated image. Words: clarinet, clown, clover, cl...

  • /l/-Blends Word List preview

    /l/-Blends Word List

    Breann Voytko

    /l/-blends in the initial and medial positions.

  • Valentine’s Articulation /l/ preview

    Valentine’s Articulation /l/

    Breann Voytko

    Practice /l/ this Valentine’s Day.

  • /dr/ Blend preview

    /dr/ Blend

    Ambiki

    Articulation Resource. Speech Resource. SLP. Articulation cards for the /dr/ blend in the initial position. Each card contains one word and associated image. Words: drum, dress, dragon, drill, drin...

    Includes activity list
  • Prevocalic /r/ Christmas Trees preview

    Prevocalic /r/ Christmas Trees

    Sara Lowczyk

    Prevocalic /r/ words in Christmas trees. Mixed tree, trees separated by vowels (sort of) and multisyllabic trees available. Powerpoint uploaded so therapists may edit if they want to.

  • I Spy With Target R Words preview

    I Spy With Target R Words

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    One page: "I Spy" image with lists of target "r" words. One page: List of pre-vocalic "r" words One page: List of vocalic "r" words One page: Articulation hierarchy and suggestions One page: Expans...

  • /tr/ Blend preview

    /tr/ Blend

    Ambiki

    Articulation Resource. Speech Resource. SLP. Articulation cards for the /tr/ blend in the initial position. Each card contains one word and associated image. Words: truck, trunk, trombone, triangle...

  • /br/ Blend preview

    /br/ Blend

    Ambiki

    Articulation Resource. Speech Resource. SLP. Articulation cards for the /br/ blend in the initial position. Each card contains one word and associated image. Words: branch, brain, braid, breakfast,...

    Includes activity list
  • R-Blends Articulation Cards preview

    R-Blends Articulation Cards

    Breann Voytko

    Articulation Cards for R-Blends (br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr) in the initial position. 70 target words total.

  • Valentine’s Articulation Pre-Vocalic /r/ preview

    Valentine’s Articulation Pre-Vocalic /r/

    Breann Voytko

    Practice pre-vocalic /r/ this Valentine’s Day.

Professionals

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  • Becca Janha

    Becca Janha

    Therapist CCC-SLP

    I have experience working with infants through adults. Currently, I work in an elementary school ...

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    • Sidekick Therapy Partners Sidekick Therapy Partners

Goal Bank

  • Raymundo will spontaneously produce /l/ in all positions of words in words with 90% accuracy over 3 consecutive sessions to improve overall speech intelligibility.
  • Rolf will produce the following phonemes /g, k, d, y, sh, ch, l, r, j, th, v, s, z/ in all positions of the word in imitative, then spontaneous syllables, words, and phrases, sentence, and conversation when ready with 80% accuracy over 3 consecutive sessions to improve overall speech intelligibility.
  • Marline will correctly imitate, then spontaneously produce the /r/ phoneme (including s-blends) in all word positions in words, phrases, sentences, and finally conversation with 80% accuracy over 3 consecutive sessions in order to improve intelligibility.
  • Rick will produce /p/ in all positions spontaneously in words, phrases and sentences with 90% accuracy across 3 therapy sessions to increase intelligibility.

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