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Books & Auditory Bombardment Activities that Can Help to Increase a Child's Phonological Processing Ability and Speech Clarity

A child's phonological processng ability can have a great impact on their educational performance, especially in the areas of literacy and oral language development.

 

Bombardment activities can greatly enhance the facilitation of a healthy phonological processing system (sound processing/awareness system), and can help to make speech much more intelligible in the process.

During sound bombardment activities a child just listens as the sounds are being produced. When bombarding with sounds it is beneficial to emphasize the targeted age appropriate sounds that a child may be having difficulty producing or hearing correctly. 

  • A sound can be emphasized by holding it a little longer during production, or by having the child watch your mouth as you provide a model of the sound.

  • Any sound placement gestures that can be provided is beneficial as well. For instance, to emphasize the "K" sound, a gesture can be made toward the throat to show where the sound is being made.

  I have included a list of books in the section below that can be utilized to target many of the phonemes (or sounds). If your child demonstrates multiple sound errors and is difficult to understand at times, listening to these stories as they are presented aloud can greatly enhance the emergence of their phonological development.

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