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dust and clean
The dad loves his son.
They loved to ballroom dance.
What day is your next appointment?
I went to the dentist for a check-up.
The teacher put the apple on her desk.
We need to dig the whole deeper than that.
Each gumball costs one dime.
In swimming, you dive to start the race.
The doctor will prescribe some back pills.
My dog is a German Shepherd and Black Lab mix.
Her doll had red hair and freckles.
She is cleaning the dust off.
We knocked on the door three times.
He was in such a hurry that he only rang the doorbell.
I want to have 2 doughnuts for breakfast.
The dove was quietly cooing in the tree.
He had to step down three stairs.
He saw a duck at the petting zoo.
dead end road
country of Sweden
She turns 18 on her birthday next Friday.
Having a cold makes my body sore.
We came to a dead end because we didn't follow the map.
I have a bad headache.
She is hiding behind the tree.
Use the ladder to reach the fruit.
The lady is beautiful.
I've never tasted chocolate pudding.
They like reading together.
She liked riding her horse.
I see my shadow.
The police chased the speeding car.
The spider waited for flies in the web.
Next summer we're taking a trip to Sweden.
The party is on Thursday night.
The movie is on Tuesday night.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful.
We are having lunch on Wednesday afternoon.
grocery bag of food
I was afraid after I saw the chair move by itself.
My bed has really soft sheets.
I need two loaves of bread at the store.
The dad loves his son.
I brought home lots of food.
His hand reached for the sky.
She is a cute kid.
His trumpet was really loud.
She is mad at her friend.
She is walking in the mud.
The road went through the countryside.
She loved to read about princesses.
Red is my favorite color.
He went on a motorcycle ride.
She is so sad she is crying.
We ordered a salad for lunch.
The desert is full of sand.
Use the wood to make a fire.
Dad was sad to go to his dentist appointment on Tuesday.
He loved to eat pudding and doughnuts. The sugar is bad for his teeth. He was sad because Tuesday was his birthday and we were having a party with all his favorite food.
After going to the dentist, dad sat down at his desk to do some reading. "I guess I will cut down how many doughnuts I eat," he said.
We were riding down the road in our car when suddenly another car went speeding past us.
My friend Dave was driving and he got mad. His face turned red and he said, "That is really dangerous!"
The road came to a dead end and the car turned around. Dave waved his hand to stop the car. He rolled down his window and said, "Your speeding is dangerous to you and me. Please don't do it!"
The man in the other car apologized and said he would slow down in the future.
My sister Dana has a dog named Daisy. I have a duck named Doug. They both do silly things. Daisy likes to dive into the swimming pool. Doug likes to dance to loud music. We like to take them both riding in our red wagon. They are the best pets a kid could have.
This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the "D" sound.
We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.
Doing home practice will help your child make much faster progress toward correct production.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.
This is not enough time for your child to overcome an articulation disorder with the "D" sound. But with high caseloads...
...it's all SLPs can do.
There's only so much time in the day.
Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct an "D" error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly.
We know life is busy, but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can.
Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).
Please, please, please use this list to practice.
It will be a great benefit to you and your loved one's progress.