Sh Sound Handbook | Comprehensive elicitation guide for SLPs


Do you ever wish there was a comprehensive guide covering a variety of cues to try and elicit the SH sound for individual children on your caseload? This SH Sound Handbook will grant you that wish. Covering the mechanics of how we make SH, common errors to look out for and what they might mean for therapy, general elicitation tips and tricks, assessment, checklists, and 100 individual cues, this guide will empower you to feel confident when a child on your caseload needs support for SH.

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Are you struggling to elicit a clear /ʃ/ sound and wondering what you can say or do to help your child? Do you want to make progress in therapy vs. being stuck at the non-stimulable level week after week? Or perhaps you are ready to truly expand your cueing repertoire and have instant access to an extensive set of cues specifically designed to elicit the/ʃ/ sound for students on your caseload?

Introducing the Sh Sound Handbook: a comprehensive guide featuring over 100 different cues designed to help your child elicit the /ʃ/ sound.

Unlike other elicitation books, this handbook offers a wide range of cues, including verbal instructions, word lists, photographs, and visuals, all tailored to individualize the learning process for your child. We’ve combined this extensive resource with real-life clinical experience to empower you with the confidence to problem-solve and find the right cues that match your child’s specific speech sound challenges.

➊ — Expand your cueing toolbox and discover new tips and tricks to elicit the /ʃ/ sound effectively.
➋ — Access various types of production and elicitation cues, perfect for supporting children with speech sound disorders.
➌ — Personalize cueing strategies based on your child’s individual needs and challenges.
❹ — Utilize assessment materials, including checklists, sound screeners, and probe word lists, to track progress and development.

With this handbook at your disposal, you’ll have a comprehensive resource to aid in teaching and eliciting the /ʃ/ sound, featuring a variety of cues and strategies to suit your child’s individual needs and learning style.

⭐ If you want to see what’s inside the handbook and how it’s organized, you can watch this clip. This walkthrough will give you a glimpse of the content and layout, ensuring that you can confidently make the right choice for your child’s speech therapy journey.

Included in this detailed digital download is a 70-page handbook dedicated to the /ʃ/ sound. The content is organized into seven chapters, which are outlined below for your reference:

✅ — “How to” guide on using cues: This section provides an easy-to-understand overview of various types of cues, stimulability testing, and how to effectively combine cues in speech therapy. It also includes helpful checklists and do’s and don’ts to guide you through the process.
✅ — Making the /ʃ/ sound: Here, we delve into the mechanics of producing the /ʃ/ sound and highlight common errors to be mindful of during therapy. You’ll find a special /ʃ/ sound screener and our top five recommended cues to try initially.
✅ — Phonetic Cues: In this chapter, we explore four different types of phonetic cues and demonstrate how to incorporate them to assist children in producing the /l/ sound.
✅ — Metaphor Cues: We provide colorful flashcards to help explain these meaningful, child-friendly explanations to facilitate the learning of the target sound, phonological rule, or feature that the child needs to grasp.
✅ — Gestural Cues: With real photographs, we showcase various gestures and hand movements that you or the child can utilize to facilitate a clearer production of the /ʃ/ sound.
✅ — Shaping Cues: Building upon the sounds your child can already say, this chapter outlines how to progress through their strengths to achieve the desired /ʃ/ sound.
✅ — Key Word Environments: This section offers word lists carefully selected to encourage and support the proper production of the /ʃ/ sound in meaningful contexts.
OTHER HANDBOOKS IN THIS SERIES: K&G Sound Handbook and the L Sound Handbook.

To purchase for your school district, private practice, organization, or university, we offer a discounted lifetime license, allowing all current and future employees access to the handbook. Please contact [email protected] for more information and special licensing prices.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This is a digital file and is licensed for one person to use. Upon purchase, you will receive a link to download the product. Printing and assembly of the product may be required. For more information about single-person use, please refer to our Terms of Use.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rebecca Reinking is an SLP who works privately with children who have speech sound disorders. She has a particular interest in phonological interventions and strives to connect and collaborate with speech scientists to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.

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15 reviews for Sh Sound Handbook | Comprehensive elicitation guide for SLPs

  1. Montana (verified owner)

    I have always found the /sh/ sound that but more tricky to elicit, especially with my lateral young ones, but this handbook provides so much insight into a variety of ways of teaching and targeting the /sh/ sound. I can’t wait for the rest of the series!

  2. Krystle Garza (verified owner)

    This resource is an absolute game-changer for speech therapists and let me tell you why!

    First and foremost, the price point is unbeatable. At ~32 cents a page (I counted about 56 usable/informational pages. At full price, ~45 cents a page), it offers incredible value for the quality and effectiveness it delivers. It’s budget-friendly, making it accessible to a wide range of users who are looking to improve articulation skills in a fun and engaging way. I don’t know about you but I know there are many resources I’ve purchased at almost $1 a page! Plus … what speech sound disorder book has THIS MUCH information?!

    I love the included screener with pictures. The visual cues are incredibly helpful for both the therapist and the child, making it easier to understand and practice the sound correctly.

    What sets this resource apart is the thoughtfully designed checkboxes next to each cue. These checkboxes create a clear and structured path for tracking progress. As the child successfully practices each “sh” sound given the cue, you can easily mark it off to track if the cue worked, if they had some success, or if the cue did not work.

    Another invaluable aspect is the reproducible pages included in this resource. Being able to make multiple copies of the practice materials is a tremendous advantage. It ensures that therapists can continue to reinforce the “sh” sound over time, tailor exercises to individual needs, and use the resource for multiple children on their caseload without the worry of running out of materials.

    This speech therapy resource for the “sh” sound is a must-have for anyone involved in speech therapy. Its budget-friendly price point, the inclusion of visual cues, convenient checkboxes, and reproducible pages make it an outstanding choice. It simplifies the process of working on articulation and I can’t recommend it highly enough!

  3. Charlie Strutt (verified owner)

    I bought this guide in desperation after having tried everything I could think of to elicit a ‘sh’ with one of the children I was working with, it was the last sound he had to work on and he had also had multiple therapists before me all try unsuccessfully. After reading the handbook I had lots of fresh ideas to try and we finally cracked the sound and he has now generalised it! A huuuuge thanks to Rebecca for producing such a comprehensive resource

  4. Krystal Chen (verified owner)

    Mind blown! So much useful information for the speech therapist trying to get the /sh/ production. I want all Rebecca’s handbooks!

  5. Erin White (verified owner)

    This handbook has been incredibly helpful for gaining new ideas and a different perspective on working with /sh/ sound errors. I love how Rebecca has explained all the different types of cueing. I thought I was nearing the end of what I could offer one of my /sh/ sound error clients until I came across this resource. Just when I thought I wouldn’t achieve success with the client …we had a breakthrough! Rebecca’s links to instrumental videos were THE lightbulb moment for this kiddo. I am so appreciative to Rebecca for this resource!

  6. Helene Somerville (verified owner)

    I work almost exclusively with children with repaired cleft palates and this is a sound many find tricky. You can get stuck when your previously tried and tested cues don’t work with a particular child and this resource provides an abundance of alternative strategies to try. Comprehensive instructions and illustrations help to understand how to use each cueing strategy. How did we ever survive without these resources!

  7. Alexandra Graves

    This handbook is well written! It is user-friendly and has some wonderful tips and tricks to use with students. I can’t wait for more of these handbooks!

  8. Jennifer (verified owner)

    I love these handbooks! I have purchased the /k/ & /g/, /l/ and ‘sh’. It is so helpful to have a variety of cues, elicitation techniques and word lists.

    The key word environments lists have been a huge success for children who were not responding to the other cues.

    I recommend purchasing these handbooks. They are well organised and evidenced based (provides a list of references).

  9. Becky (verified owner)

    These handbooks are awesome. This is a must-have resource for when you feel like you’ve used up all your usual tips and tricks to elicit sounds! Rebecca has covered so much, and it is all presented so beautifully. Great quality, as always!

  10. Elizabeth M.

    For an ADHD SLP like me, this resource is everything I have ever dreamed of. It is clear, concise and is laid out in the most beautiful way. I love how Rebecca organizes her types of cues in a user friendly easy to follow manual. It reinforces that not every cue is meant for every kid, and when something doesn’t stick, don’t get in a rut…. move on to another. I am so thankful for her hard work compiling this. I appreciate everything she does for our field.

  11. Stephanie C.

    This handbook is so valuable! It provides so many different cues that I had never thought of before. Easy to navigate and download to your iPad for easier access.

  12. Gianna R.

    These Handbooks should be in the hands of every SLP. How do I wish that I had it sooner? Do you know how much time it saves you when you get all this information summarized and you just have to implement it? You will do trial and error with each student, as always, but you will not need to spend as much time doing the research, just implementing it.

  13. Jill S.

    I love the variety of cues listed here. One cue that may be useful for one students won’t work with another. I love that there are so many options here for those tricky situations.

  14. Tania S.

    As always, another amazing resources. Beautifully set out and clear easy to understand images. A very big timesaver and alternative option to discover the best production of /sh/. I love the screeners and probes. Thank you!

  15. Kim G.

    I purchased this resource knowing how helpful a similar one was for other sounds. Again, Adventures in Speech Pathology did not disappoint! I so wish I would’ve had access to a resource like this as a new clinician! Thank you!

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