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There are 44 sounds in English and articulating any of them incorrectly can cause, not only unclear speech, but also reading and spelling difficulties?  Make sure your child has the best start in life by ensuring they have clear speech.

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Free Sample Video - tongue placement

Tongue placement is crucial to achieving clear speech and incorrect tongue placement is often the reason for speech issues. Watch the video with your child and do the exercises with them. If you like how it works, click on the 'Buy Now' button below.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Ready. Watch the introduction so you know what learning how to speak clearly is all about.

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Posture - now here. How you stand makes a big difference to how you breath. You also look more confident with the correct posture. Not to mention taller.

    • Posture

    • Posture

  • 3

    Relaxation - start here. Relaxing the parts of your body you need for clear speech is the first stop to great speech.

    • Relaxation

    • Relaxation

    • Mouth and Jaw - this exercises will help relax your mouth and jaw specifically. These areas MUST be relaxed for your speech to be clear.

    • Mouth and Jaw

  • 4

    Breathing - part one. There are two aspects to breathing. Breathing for capacity - making sure you fill up your entire lungs so you can get all your ideas out clearly is the first part.

    • Breathing for capacity

    • Breathing for Capacity

  • 5

    Breathing - part two. Then you need to control the outflow of your breath. We speak on the outflow so controlling this will mean when you speak you won't run out of breath.

    • Breathing for control

    • Breathing for Control

  • 6

    Mouth and Jaw - this is next. Why? Being able to open your mouth wide enough so the sounds come out clearly means people will be able to understand you easily. You will stop mumbling in other words.

    • Mouth and Jaw

    • Mouth and Jaw

  • 7

    Tongue Placement - Correct tongue placement is crucial for clear speech. You will never get the sounds correct if your tongue is in the wrong place!

    • Tongue Placement

    • Warm ups Tongue Exercises

    • Lips - read how to get your lips ready for clear speech. The supporting exercises are in the first video called 'warm ups'

  • 8

    Consonants. With 21 consonants in our alphabet, some have more than one sound, some sound the same & some join together to make a new sound. Confused? Choose the sounds your child has the most difficulty with first.

    • P and B - make them 'pop' off your lips

    • The P and B sound

  • 9

    Th Sound

    • Th Sound PDF

    • Th sound

  • 10

    C/K/CK sound

    • C/CK/G

    • The C/CK/ G sound

  • 11

    Ch sound - also J and DGE

    • Ch Sound

    • JChDgeSound

  • 12

    C and S Sound

    • CandS

    • C and S

  • 13

    R sound

    • R sound

    • R Sound

  • 14

    M Sound

    • M Sound

    • M Sound

    • M Sound

  • 15

    Sh sound

    • Sh sound

    • Sh sound

  • 16

    N Sound

    • N Sound

    • N Sound

  • 17

    Z sound

    • Z sound

    • Z Sound

  • 18

    L Sound - this one can be particularly tricky so practise a lot!

    • L Sound

    • L Sound

  • 19

    F Sound

    • F Sound

    • F Sound

  • 20

    T and D - these sounds are so similar we just need the one video and PDF.

    • T and D sounds

    • sic_-_the_letter_t[1]

  • 21

    V Sound

    • V Sound

  • 22

    H Sound - this is just really a breath or a puff sound.

    • H Sound

    • H Sound

  • 23

    W - also just a breath of air with a slight change in lip movement

    • W Sound

    • W Sound

  • 24

    Vowel Sounds. There are 5 vowels in our alphabet but 14 different sounds. A monophthong is a vowel sound with one movement, a diphthong has two movements and triphthong has three. The monophthongs are the easiest to say so practise those first.

    • The Ah sound - a diphthong. The exercises in this chapter can also help stop mumbling.

    • The Ah sound - words such as park, far, laugh.

  • 25

    ER sound - a diphthong. Sometimes when this is written it comes a neutral vowel. As in mother.

    • The ER sound

    • ER sound

  • 26

    Ow Sound - a triphthong. This sound can be spelled 3 different ways; cow, out, drought.

    • Ow Sound - can be spelled other ways such as OU, as in ground.

    • OwSound

    • sic_-_the_OW_sound[1]

  • 27

    Oh Sound - a diphthong. Two movements are required to make this sound. One with your jaw and one with your lips.

    • OH Sound.

    • OHSound

  • 28

    U sound - a monophthong, said in words such as put.

    • U sound

    • UasinPut

  • 29

    OO Sound - a diphthong as it has two lip movements. You will find in words such as in boot.

    • OO

    • sic_-_the_OO_sound[1]

  • 30

    OI - a triphthong that has 3 movements. Found in words such as boy.

    • OI boy

    • OI boy

    • sic_-_the_OI_sound[1]

  • 31

    EE - a diphthong for words such as meet, meat, chief, funny, she, petite, key.

    • EE

    • sic_-_letter_EE[1]

  • 32

    AW - a diphthong with two movements (lips and jaw), say it in words such as for.

    • Aw as in Saw

    • sic_-_the_OR_sound[1]

  • 33

    OH - a diphthong with two movements. Found in words such as boat.

    • OHSound

    • sic_-_the_letter_O[1]

  • 34

    O as in hot - a monophthong with one movement of your jaw

    • Ǒ ᶛasinHot

  • 35

    I as in in - a monophthong, a quick sound out the front of your lips.

    • IThingsSound

    • sic_-_the_letter_i[1]

  • 36

    E as in bed - a monophthong that is a strong sound with the New Zealand accent.

    • E special wet

    • sic_-_the_letter_e_-_short_e[1]

  • 37

    I sound - as in like. A diphthong with two movements. This exercises in this video will also help stop mumbling.

    • ISound

    • sic_-_the_letter_i_pt_2[1]

  • 38

    Pace - the speed at which we speak. If we speak too quickly we are very difficult to understand. If we speak too slowly people are likely to stop listening to you. A balance is key. Practise these exercises to help find the balance.

    • Pace

    • Pace

Testimonials

Charlie

Kellie (Charlie's mum)

The programme is fantastic and comprehensive for what we need. I'm definitely noticing progress in Charlie's speech from what we have been doing so far. We're using both videos and pdf formats and I'm finding everything very easy to navigate and use.

Resource Teacher of Literacy

Pam C

The Say It Clearly programme is an effective tool for both teachers and students. The video clips are short bursts of knowledge that are specific to a speech sound which means that the programme can be catered to individual needs. They give students direct assistance in helping with the correct production of speech sounds in isolation, within words and then sentences and along with the handouts help raise teacher's knowledge in learning how to assist children to speak clearly

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Get your child on their way to clear and confident speech today. For only $89NZD you get lifetime access to the course. Watch and repeat as many times as you want, the more you practise the better you'll get!