Understanding Affricates

Why do children write the word TRIM, CHRIM? Children spelling the /TR/ sound using CHR are using but confusing affricates. An affricate is a consonant that begins as a stop and releases as a fricative, generally with the same place of articulation. It can be difficult for a child to decide if the sound is a single phoneme or a consonant pair.

Blog Post written by:
Amanda Lowe
M.ED, Founder of Stretch and Catch