Say It Right

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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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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