Sound Effect Checklist

by Kelsey Lutes, MS CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Sound effects are a fun and effective way to help young children learn to talk by developing vocal imitation skills, transitioning from pre-speech to speech sounds, moving the articulators, developing prosody (the melody of speech) and transitioning from automatic to voluntary sounds. Pair these
sounds with actions when possible. For example, pretend to beep a horn with your hand with “beep beep!”. Be silly and extra animated!

Vehicle Sounds

___ Airplane (ahhhhhhh or ffffffff)

___ Car (beep beep, honk, brmmmm)

___ Fire truck (woo-eee—woo-eee)

___ Police car (siren)

___ Motorcycle (vrooooooom)

___ Train (choo choo or woo woo)

Animal Sounds

___ Dog (panting with tongue out / woof woof)

___ Cat (meow)

___ Pig (snort /oink oink)

___ Horse (neigh with head shaking “no”)

___ Sheep (baa baa)

___ Duck (quack quack)

___ Chicken (bak bak bak)

___ Fish (mouth popping sound or kissy sound)

___ Airplane (ahhhhhhh or ffffffff)

___ Car (beep beep, honk, brmmmm)

___ Fire truck (woo-eee—woo-eee)

___ Police car (siren)

___ Motorcycle (vrooooooom)

___ Train (choo choo or woo woo)

___ Owl (hoo hoo)

___ Cow (moo)

___ Bird (tweet tweet)

___ Lion / Dinosaur (roar)

___ Snake (ssssss)

___ Bee (zzzzzz)

___ Monkey (oo-oo-ah-ah)

___ Mouse (eee-eee)

Exclamations

___ weeeee!

___ boom!

___ Uh-oh!

___ Pee-u!

___ Ouch! / Ow!

___ Boo!

___ Ta dah!

___ Yay!

___ Whoa!

___ Yuck!

___ Wow!

___ Oh no!

___ No no!

___ Ick / Icky!

___ Oops

___ Ewwwww!

Exclamations Other Sound Effects

___ Drinking/slurping sound

___ Loud Exhale after drink (ahhhh)

___ Eating sound(num num num)

___ Mmmmmm!

___ Ah-choo!

___ Fake Cough

___ Snore

___ Yawn

___ Sigh sound

___ Shhhhhh (quiet sound)

___ Ughhhhh (grunt with effort)

___ Blowing raspberries

___ Kissing sound

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s speech and language development contact Easterseals Central Illinois today! (309)686-1177 – Eastersealsci.com.

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