Stimulability is the first step in the Speech Therapy process.  If a student is able to produce their target sound accurately when given a model they are considered to be stimulable.

Quite often target sounds are stimulable at the sound level even though they are not being produced accurately in conversation.  Once a sound is stimulable, it is a matter of doing the work at the sound, syllable, double syllable, word, sentence and conversation levels to have the sound fully emerge.


If your child is not stimulable, you may need to work with a Speech Language Pathologist to develop the stimulability of their sounds.  For the majority of sounds this can be a quick process.  Other times, developing stimulability can take longer to develop depending on the nature and origins of the articulation difficulties.

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