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Initial SH by Syllables
Medial SH by Syllables
Final SH by Syllables
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Initial SH Phrases and Sentences
Medial SH Phrases and Sentences
Final SH Phrases and Sentences
SH Reading Paragraphs
Chicago has some of the best chefs in the United States. Sharon was one of those chefs. Sharon was the head chef at “Flash”, a very expensive restaurant.
Like many people, she liked to shop, wash her car, and sip lemonade in the shade, but unlike many people, she was an accomplished chef. She had been a chef for over 15 years. Growing up, she loved to cook. She experimented with different combinations of ingredients to see how they would taste.
Many people thought this was childish, but even as a young girl, Sharon made food dishes that astonished her friends and family. Her biggest secret was that she only used fresh ingredients. When it came to quality, Sharon never took shortcuts.
She hand selected every ingredient and paid special attention to how they smelled in the store before she bought them. She was always cautious to avoid discounted ingredients because she knew they wouldn’t taste right.
Another one of her secrets was that she had excellent communication and cooperation with her staff. She was only one person, and she needed people who would listen and follow her directions. Sharon loved what she did. She was an amazing chef.
Even though she loved working at “Flash” she wanted to open her own restaurant some day. She looked forward to the day that she would own her own restaurant.
It was time for Shane’s audition. He was nervous, but this was his shot at becoming famous. He was a talented musician and singer. The audition was his chance to play at a well known nightclub in Los Angeles.
His wish was to produce his own album, but he needed this job to help him make the money to do it. Shane’s type of music was unique. His music was a combination of pop and hip-hop music with an Irish twist. He had been born in Ireland and his family moved to the United States when he was very young.
Shane had practiced for many hours for his audition. He had polished and perfected the songs he would play for the nightclub owners.
He stood in front of the owners with his guitar in hand. He began to play. His songs were shaping up nicely and the owners seemed to like it. Everything was going smoothly, when all of a sudden…Crash! A shower of glass flew past him.
A large stage light had fallen and shattered on the stage he was auditioning on. For most people this would have been a huge distraction, but this was Shane’s moment to shine. He kept playing and didn’t miss a beat.
After finishing his songs, the owners gave him a standing ovation. They loved Shane’s songs so much, they thought he planned for the light to crash during his song. Shane assured them that he had not planned it.
The owners offered him the job. “Yes!” Shane said. He started that Saturday and couldn’t wait to play at the club.
Sherry looked at the map on her dashboard. She was lost. She stopped to ask for directions, but the gas station attendant’s directions didn’t make sense. She had thought about parking her car and using public transportation, but thought that would be even more confusing.
Sherry had never been to a city with this big of a population. She had grown up in the country. After having a conversation with her friend Shannon, Sherry decided that she wanted to visit a big city. Shannon lived in a big city by the ocean.
Shannon’s description about all of the things you can do in a big city sounded like so much fun that Sherry made plans to visit her, but now she couldn’t find Shannon’s house. She started feeling emotional, but fought back her tears. She showed Shannon’s address to a man walking by. The man said he didn’t know where that address was.
After two hours of frustration, Sherry wanted to demolish something. She threw her hands up in the air and said, “Can’t anyone help me find Shannon’s address?”
A woman passing by had compassion on her. She asked Sherry if she would like the map on her phone to find the address. Then she told Sherry she would personally show her how to get to Shannon’s house. Sherry was so happy that she didn’t know what to say.
She shook the woman’s hand and offered to buy her lunch. The woman agreed. Together, they hopped in Sherry’s car and drove to Shannon’s house to pick her up for lunch.
This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the “SH” sound.
We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.
Doing home practice will help your child make much faster progress toward correct production.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.
This is not enough time for your child to overcome an articulation disorder with the “Final TS” sound. But with high caseloads…
…it’s all SLPs can do.
There’s only so much time in the day.
Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct an “Final TS” error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly.
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We know life is busy , but if you’re reading this you’re probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can.
Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).
Please, please, please use this list to practice.
It will be a great benefit to you and your loved one’s progress.