Z Word List
If your child is having trouble saying the sound Z, you have come to the right place!
If you are a speech therapist and you need Z speech therapy materials, you have come to the right place!
Below you will find lots of free materials!
- First, there is a FREE worksheet (for non-members) and link (for members) to access new articulation materials.
- Second, there is a word list for quick viewing.
- Next, you can sign up for a FREE newsletter and receive ALL THE WORD LISTS in one Folder in your Google Drive.
- After that, check out a brief explanation on how to say the target sound.
- Last, there are ideas for articulation practice that do not require flashcards or word lists. This is the most functional option and appropriate for children working on generalization.
Enjoy the FREE materials!!!
Z Worksheets & More!
We have articulation worksheets for teaching, drill practice, generalization, and language-based artic games!
If you want a free smashmat, just fill out the form below!
This is MY FAVORITE NEW RESOURCE! I HONESTLY use it all the time for each articulation session and handouts for home practice.
The words chosen for speech therapy can make all the difference between a good therapy program and a great one! For the generalization phase, it is crucial to use high-frequency words!! It only makes sense to use words that the client will actually say outside of the therapy room. Right?!
For only $5, you will receive 35 pages of materials including:
- Flashcards that can be used as Cariboo Cards too, yeah!
- Flashcard free games that can be used as home practice
- Dot sheets, smash-mats, and/or coloring pages
- Articulation warm-up sheets which can be used as a goal review sheet
- Cue cards
- Word lists
- Flashcards which contain word, phrase, and sentence level practice
- Cut/paste sentence level worksheets
- Self-assessment sheets
- Parent handouts
- And more!
Z Word List
Google Drive Word List
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Google Drive. I can access my word lists from any device; laptop, desktop, or phone. I no longer have to remember which app is on which device to access all my files and materials.
Also, I can access my word lists WITHOUT the internet.
If you want a copy, fill out the form above. I put all the word lists in one folder. Once you receive your email with the materials, make a copy of the files and they are yours to use and tweak as needed.
How To Say Z: Brief Overview
/Z/ is a difficult sound to say for some children. Below is a QUICK overview of how to say Z. If you are looking for more detailed information, please keep reading. We have a variety of options.
- Make sure your child’s tongue is behind her teeth on her “bumpy spot” or alveolar ridge
- Lips should be in a slight smile
- Teeth are together
- Voice box is turned on
Articulation Games for Z
The Z sound is a later developing sound, usually mastered by age 8. However, you can start work on it earlier than 8. It all depends on your child considering his/her error patterns, attention, age, and intelligibility.
Take turns with your child saying the desired words. It is important to practice hearing and saying the words.
- Zoo - Say “zoo” as you talk about animals in a zoo
- Zebra - Say “zebra” as you color zebras
- Zig Zag - Draw zig zag lines as you say “zig zag”
- Zipper - Say “zipper” every time you zip your coat
- Puzzle - Say “puzzle” every time you make a piece fit
- Scissors - Say “scissors” as you cut shapes or pictures in a magazine
- Dessert - Say “dessert” as you make your favorite dessert
- Is - This is an important one! Use “is” in a sentence
- Eyes - Say “eyes” as you blink or wink with your eyes
- Cheese - Say “cheese” as you take pictures with your phone or camera
Step-By-Step Program For Z
Hi parents, caregivers, and professionals! I’m sure you want to do more at home but don’t know where to start. The information out there is either confusing, full of gimmicks, or EXPENSIVE! Learning how to communicate better should be natural, functional, and easy to access.
We have 3 options here: