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My daughter is in grade 1. She can spel but finds it very difficult to pronounce the word. She doesn't identify the sound the letters suppose to make. What other method is there other than telling her to think about the sound the letter makes, because this method is just not helping her.




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My daughter is in grade 1. She can spel but finds it very difficult to pronounce the word. She doesn't identify the sound the letters suppose to make. What other method is there other than telling her to think about the sound the letter makes, because this method is just not helping her.


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LiviaMcCoy writes:
First of all, 5 and 6 year old children often cannot pronounce certain sounds very well. I would ask the teacher whether their speech is within the normal range of other students they teach. If their teacher says they are not speaking as well as they should, your child might need to see a speech-language specialist. Second, stand behind your child and speak softly just to make sure they can hear well. If you suspect their hearing is poor, they should see an audiologist. Third, language specialists teach children how their mouth is shaped and where their tongue is placed when they are saying the different sounds. You might try showing them that as you work on specific sounds.
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jaejae76 writes:
My son is struggling with the same thing, working with phonetic sounds and teaching common letter groups has been helping but we are not there he still sounds out all the letters.
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