The Yoga Classroom

The yoga classroom is a method for incorporating movement prior and during the lesson to allow the brain readiness to learn. I have found that my students are more articulate, attentive and focused after just 3-5 minutes of linking breath with movement exercises. I use the classroom yoga border in my speech room and the students choose 3-5 poses to do prior to sitting down for the lesson.

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32 Allophones of /r/

There are actually 32 unique /r/ allohones, 42 acutally if you count medial /r/ blends as in words such as apricot. Here is the breakdown of the 32 unique /r/ allophones or sounds: 19 vocalic /r/’s where the vowel is before the /r/ as in words such as Archie, barn and father 11 initial /r/ blends a consonant occurs before the /r/ sound as in words such as bread, print prevocalic /r/ words have /r/ at the beginning of the word as in...

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How to get started with Say It Right

Say It Right’s President Christine Ristuccia, M.S. CCC-SLP shares this video on how to get started with Say It Right’s comprehensive speech therapy and development products for SLPs. Visit our website at www.sayitright.org to browse through our  extensive products and solutions to take your curriculum to the next...

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Get organized in life and in the classroom with strong categorization skills

By Christine Ristuccia, M.S. CCC-SLP President, Say It Right During the holiday break, I embarked upon the daunting task of organizing my entire house. What an emotional feat it was to purge the things that I no longer needed, while forging through all of my things, as well as my kids’ belongings, going from room to room and categorizing like objects such as baking supplies (flour, sugar, measuring cups, etc). To make my organization...

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Why the /r/ Phoneme is so difficult to crack

By Christine Ristuccia, SLP Conversations with hundreds of clinicians that work with all grade levels of articulation students confirm that remediating the /r/ phoneme can be one of the most frustrating of all of the speech-language pathology tasks.Why? Because in traditional articulation intervention, evaluation and treatment procedures for /r/ do not consider all the allophones of /r/.  All of the vocalic /r/s (e.g., ar, er, or) are grouped...

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Halloween is a fun way to practice articulation and language with your students

Halloween is a fun occasion to celebrate with your students in the classroom, and here are some creative ways to add a Halloween spin to your speech therapy curriculum. Read all about Halloween in Say It Right’s Celebrations and Seasons Workbook. Ask students why questions afterward (who, what , where,  when, why, how). Using the Seasons and Celebrations Workbook, ask your students to listen for Halloween words and then write them...

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Qualifying Your Students for /r/ Intervention

By Christine Ristuccia, M.S. CCC-SLP When qualifying students for /r/ intervention, it is important to begin with a formal assessment, such as the Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation.  This test gives limited data about which specific /r/s have been mis-produced.  I recommend utilizing the Entire World of R (EWR) screening tools to specifically identify which /r/ has been mis-produced. Below is an example of a summary of the EWR screening....

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