/rl/

Ah, the tricky /rl/! Research shows that the /rl/ combination is the most frequently misproduced sound, almost 3x more likely to be incorrect than /ear/ combinations. Why? 1. The /l/ in /rl/ is sometimes called the “dark” /l/, because its production occurs completely inside the mouth (thus no visual cues) 2. The /r/ and /l/ are both liquids or guide sounds, thus they are both complex and changing to descrivbe and produce. 3. The...

Read More

Nonsense Words and Artic

Nonsense Words are a great tool in your kit to help break through poor phonological habits. Nonsense words are meaningless words (e.g. Gar, Har, Nar) that maintain useful phonologic patterns. Since, the nonsense words are novel to a student and are not frozen in a child’s lexical system; it forces the student to focus on the component sounds, perhaps resulting in a successful production which can be used as a facilitator for other...

Read More

Palatal Height and /r/

We just had a couple of questions on palatal height (high arch and torus palatinus) affecting /r/ production. In my experience, there is not specific manner or place of articulation for /r/, so my emphasis has been on attaining a successful production of /r/ in some context. This is what The Entire World of R Advanced Screening and Screening Kit attempt to assist with. Obviously abnormalities in the oral cavity may distort sound production. Has...

Read More

“I Love The Entire World of R” Contest — Win $500

Congratulations to our contest winner: Pat Hooper. The contest is now over, but we appreciate everyone’s participation. So many people have shared such great stories about how The Entire World of R has helped them professionally and the impact it’s had on their students or own children. We thought we’d do something fun and exiting–a Contest! Answer the question, Why “I Love The Entire World of R”? Just...

Read More

Vocalic R Success Stories!

Everyone loves a good story. Just about all school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have also had trouble with a vocalic /r/ articulation disordered student at some point. Perhaps more than one? Come on fess up… Yes, you know what I’m talking about. Been frustrated? Felt like pulling your hair out? But (for most) at some point something worked? What was it? What made a difference? What did you try that worked? For the...

Read More
Page 7 of 8« First...45678