Welcome to Speech Therapy Homeschool


Speech therapy homeschool provides speech, phonics, and reading resources for parents working with their children.                      

SPECIAL OFFER NOW – Homeschool Speech Therapy Step 1:  Learning Letters & Sounds.                                                                    

Step 1 is an affordable, comprehensive program for teaching your 3- to 6-year-old to recognize 19 consonant letters and know their sounds, while at the same time helping him improve his abilities to both say and hear all nineteen of these sounds in words.  New format and new content for 2014!

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Read more about the research behind Step 1 in my article in the July -August 2014 edition of Home School Enrichment magazine, or on this website under the “Why Step 1 for speech and reading” tab.

Also available now at this website:

  • Information about the relationship between (and development of) speech, phonics, and reading.  All based on important and acclaimed research in the field of speech language pathology.
  • Practical guidance on how to find the most affordable and effective speech-language therapy available in your area.
  • What parents can do to help their own children improve their speech and pre-reading skills via our comprehensive home teaching program Step 1: Learning Letters & Sounds (newly revised and updated).
  • Free information about how to help your child with speech and language development using simple Corrective Modeling techniques.

All written by Cynthia A. Hammerton, a  licensed certified speech language pathologist with over 15 years of experience in the field.

Research-based focus on establishing critical pre-reading skills while improving speech.

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Carla October 25, 2014 at 10:10 am

My daughter, who is six and reads pretty well, is having trouble with the letter ‘l’ at the end of words.

I read about your e-book and see that it helps children with recognizing sounds at the beginning of words, so I am not sure it is the right tool for her.

What do you think? Is there any other tool you can suggest to me if Step 1 is not the place to start?

Thanks so much,



admin October 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

Carla, If you open the website tab SPEECH, PHONICS & READING at the top of our home page, and then click on SPEECH DEVELOPMENT you will see that 85% of children develop final /l/ during their 5th year, so 6 is a good age to work on this sound. May I offer you a simple technique we speech therapist’s call using “co-articulation.” It’s easy and usually work well for final /l/.

Try this simple technique for final /l/ for a child who says /l/ well at the beginning and middle of words:

Print words that end in L down a page in a column on lined paper. Print out words beginning in with L in the next column. Put them on the same lines and leave enough space that you can then fold the page (or cut the columns apart) in such a way that the final L word, runs into the beginning L word, making them into one real or silly word. Here are some examples:

call light becomes calllight
pill low pilllow
tall leg tallleg etc.

Have your daughter say these bended words as one word (e.g., calllight) prolonging the /l/ in the middle. Then work on having her “stop” in the middle of the /l/ sound she is holding to find the small hidden word that ends in the /l/ sound (try using a touch or hand signal for he to “stop” in the middle of the /l/ sound). It may help to work in front of a mirror so she can see her tongue go up and stay up behind her top teeth. After some practice most children (especially a reader) will catch on and start to say the /l/ at the end. Once she is good at this help her say the L at the end words by themselves (call, pill, tall etc). Next help her find and read her new final L words in sentences.

Our free website blogs on CORRECTIVE MODELING (under recent posts) will then give you ideas on how to turn your daughters new speech skill with L at the end of words into new speech habits.
Best Wishes, Cynthia Hammerton


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