Practical Strategies for students with /r/ Misproductions/Speech Sound Disorders

I am often asked the question of what to do when you have a student who had a phonological disorder and the only sound left is /r/.  Do you dismiss or continue intervention to work on /r/? As I posted earlier if a student substitutes w/r as in wed for red that is considered to be gliding which is age appropriate until age five.  After that, it is considered to be a disorder or needs to be addressed in intervention.  Most students can work on...

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The Importance of Conversational Speech Sample for Speech Therapy Evaluations and Intervention Sessions

  Importance of a conversational speech sample A fluency student of mine had a trienniel evaluation coming up.  I administered the Stuttering Severity Index  and did not notice any dysfluencies.  I was still seeing him for intervention and decided to walk around the track with another fluency student so we could engage in a naturalistic conversation.  I heard part and whole word repetitions during his conversational speech sample.  I...

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Stimulability for Speech-Sound Disorders

Determining Stimulability and correct productions I have been focusing in my intervention -speech sound disorders with students on finding the correct production.  I use the  Say It Right Entire World of R single word screening, Entire World of /s/ and /z/ and the Entire World of /sh/ and /ch/single word screening  to pinpoint exactly where the error patterns are and where the stimulability for the individual student lies. Stimulable sounds...

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Common Developmental Errors for Vocalic /r/, Prevocalic /r/ and Initial /r/ blends

Common Errors for /r/ Use the Entire World of R Book of Elicitation Techniques and the Entire World of R Advanced Screening to determine /r/ misproductions Sound Common errors Expected age of mastery prevocalic /r/ substitution of w/r as in wed for red age 5 prevocalic /r/ substitution of v for /r/ Never acceptable  at any age. vocalic /r/ vowelization ca for car age 5 initial /r/ blends cluster reduction –...

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Good posture is the Key to Effective Speech and Language Intervention

Hello everyone- I have been noticing a lot lately that the kiddos in my groups are slouching.  Many of these students are fluency kids. I tried one of my yoga alignment tricks at school the other day with my fluency group.  I got amazing results and the students were also pleasantly surprised. First, I had them sit up straight as you will see in the S-spine picture from Say It Right Yoga for Small Spaces Yoga Cards on this page. Next, I had...

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Effective Phonological Intervention

Yesterday, before my first phonological group at school, I read the article below by Jennifer Taps and Jessica Barlow CSHA 2013: Powerful Assessment and Analysis for Children with Phonological Disorders   I used the Say It Right Entire World of /s/, /r/ and /l/ blends change a story flip book.  It was effective because there are three panels options with colorful pictures.    You can change one panel or all three.  I gave the...

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Spring Forward With Celebrations and Seasons

It is time to Spring clocks forward into Spring.  Say It Right’s Celebrations and Seasons Activity Book, wheel and Sequence cards are ideal for educating students about the yearly seasons.  Many of the students that I work with are not familiar with why there is more light I talk to my students briefly at the beginning of each session about holidays and seasons.  I find that many of my articulation students also need to be educated...

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