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Generalising speech sounds in everyday speech

When a child has been working on a speech programme and can consistently use the target sound correctly in short sentences, they will then move onto the final stage ie. using the sound in everyday conversation. This is also called generalisation.

During this stage the adults involved with the child (parents, carers, teachers, TAs) are responsible for encouraging the child to use their new sound in conversation. The following strategies should be used:

How to encourage generalisation (using the strategies above)

Eventually the child will correct themselves without a prompt. When this happens praise them with specific praise.