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Excerpted from Help Me Talk Right: How to Teach a Child to Say the 'L' Sound in 15 Easy Lessons by Mirla G. Raz. Copyright � 1999. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
PRODUCING THE LLLLL SOUND, LESSON 2: Place the mirror in front of you and the child. Tell the child to listen carefully and watch you. Open your mouth, raise your tongue tip to your palate just behind your front teeth and say, lllll. Concentrate on making the lllll sound by holding your tongue tip behind your upper front teeth for now. Repeat a few times.
Ask the child to look in the mirror. Then ask him to say lllll with you. Together say lllll a few times. Allow the child to take a turn at the activity he selected. Then you take a turn. If the child makes a sound that sounds more like "lwun" or "wuh" see Troubleshooting. If his lllll sounds good, continue on to Step Three.
Table of ContentsPrelesson
Lesson One: Tongue and Teeth Positioning
Lesson Two: Producing the LLLLL Sound
Lesson Three: Final LLLLL in Simple Syllables
Lesson Four: Initial LLLLL in Simple Syllables
Lesson Five: Final LLLLL in Simple Words
Lesson Six: Initial LLLLL in Simple Words
Lesson Seven: Pairing Initial LLLLL Simple Words
Lesson Eight: Pairing Final LLLLL Simple Words
Lesson Nine: Medial LLLLL in Simple Words
Lesson Ten: Final LLLLL in Simple Sentences
Lesson Eleven: Initial LLLLL in Simple Sentences
Lesson Twelve: Blends
Lesson Thirteen: Sentences Using Initial, Medial, and Final LLLLL and LLLLL in Blends
Lesson Fourteen: Using LLLLL While Playing
Lesson Fifteen: Using LLLLL in Conversation
Certificate of Achievement
Appendix A: Worksheeks
Appendix B: Activities & Materials