Moving into the school setting more, I have encountered a lot more articulation goals ( where as home health tends to be more language based). To spruce up my articulation skills, I attended a CEU workshop on the SATPAC approach for articulation. This class had some great tips and inspired me to write this post.
A child must understand appropriate placement in order to correct an articulation error. However, it can be a struggle to teach a young student to anchor their tongue or move their lips a specific way (you can imagine the confused faces). My favorite thing to use to assist me with mini anatomy lessons is playdough. I mold a tongue out of playdough and model appropriate placement that way. Then, I have the child create a playdough tongue and reiterate the information back to me. Odds are, if the child is not able to explain the placement to you, they do not quite understand!