Screening

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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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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How to Administer Speech Screenings in 10 Minutes or Less

By Christine Ristuccia, M.S. CCC-SLP Administration of a speech screening does not take long, yet it is a critical first step in being able to successfully overcome speech disorders with your students. I initially qualify my students for speech services and then re-administer the single word screening approximately every five sessions to assess their progress and current performance levels. Here is how you can administer speech screenings in 10...

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Start Your Speech Therapy Program Correctly with Proper Screening

By Christine Ristuccia, M.S. CCC-SLP The importance of completing a comprehensive screening with students is having a solid understanding of their present ability level. When it comes down to articulation screening especially, I like to do a single word screening about every three sessions since the work we do in intervention can alter students’ ability and progress. Conducting a screening and finding the correctly produced word allows me...

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