IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT CONSONANTS!
Consider focusing on the vowels...
Vowel intervention is often not fully addressed when working with highly unintelligible children.
Vowels are the most important components of intelligibility. (Pam Marshalla, Vowel Tracks)
A child who says "aw-ee" for doggie is more likely to be understood than if he said "ee-ah".
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