Producing the CH sound is an important part of any speech therapy session. It’s a unique sound that requires the perfect combination of posture, breath control, and tongue placement. To produce this sound, best practice would be to start by ensuring your posture is correct. Keep your back straight and your head up. Next, take a deep breath in through your nose. In fact, we should breathe through our noses all the time.
How to Teach CH
Lift your tongue tip up and touch the hard palate behind your teeth. Then explode the sound by drop the tongue and force the air out. This should create a distinct CH sound.
Why to Choose the CH in Therapy
Consider why you have chosen the CH sound as a target. It is a later developing sound. So keep in mind the developmental sequence of sounds. There may be other sounds that should go first such as “k” “g” “s” “z” etc.
What If Client Cannot Produce CH?
If you are having trouble with the elicitation of CH, try starting with a T sound, but move it back and explode it out. For example, “tuh, tuh, tuh…chuh, chuh, chuh.” With practice, you’ll be able to consistently produce this sound in no time.
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