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Speech Sounds

Children can present with a range of different speech sound difficulties. Some children may not be able to use a specific sound or sounds in their speech; others struggle to co-ordinate the movements of their lips and tongue to accurately sequence sounds to make words. Children’s speech sound difficulties can have an impact on their ability to make themselves understood and developing reading and writing skills.

This section includes relevant resources and advice to support the development of speech sound and oro-motor skills.

Information and Activities:

Speech Sound Pictures:

Use of Resources:

All materials are © Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (2012).  This material is intended for settings and families to use following discussion with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Children's Speech and Language Therapy service as part of their therapy. 

It is strongly advised that this resource is used in line with the Speech and Language Therapist's advice and guidance.

These materials shall not be reproduced without written permission from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Children's Speech and Language Therapy service. 

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has made every attempt to trace original authors or owners of copyrighted materials that have been used in this publication.  If you are the owner of the copyright of material that has not been acknowledged please contact us.

Boardmaker Symbols have been used under kind permission of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson.  The Picture Communication Symbols ©1981–2009 by DynaVox Mayer-Johnson LLC.  All Rights Reserved Worldwide.  Used with permission.

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If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

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