Articulation, Reviews

R Made Simple Review and Giveaway

  1. Elizabeth McGreavy says:

    Very cool! Interested in learning more! Hate that /r/!

  2. Jamie says:

    I like using “step up to R” from Linguisystems. It provides a lot of reps for vocalic /r/.

  3. Susan Stelly says:

    Well, I have used the “Carla” method, but like this program says, “r” is made in several different ways, so that doesn’t always work.

  4. Patricia says:

    I have used The World of R because it had all the different R within that program. This looks interesting and a new way

  5. Jen K says:

    I’m always looking for new things to work on the dreaded /r/. I have used the Step Up to R with success.

  6. I have used the entire world of /r/ and right now I’m trying to Karla method. I have a very difficult /r/ case at the moment.

  7. Teach Speech 365 says:

    I don’t have a favorite way to target /r/ though I do like the flosser tip lately!

  8. Michelle says:

    I currently don’t have a particular way…

  9. Jordan says:

    I am still looking for a good way to target that tricky /r/. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway opportunity!

  10. Denise says:

    I could really use this R in a box. Teaching R is my nightmare !

  11. Stephanie K says:

    Hate /r/ and have been trying tongue depressors and coarticulation. This looks great!

  12. Angela M. says:

    I’ve had some success with targeting the various types of vocalic /r/ ….. but still dread working on /r/. Thanks for the opportunity to win a new product to help tackle this tough speech sound. 🙂

  13. Marisha says:

    I wish I had just one way to target R! It really depends on what works best for the student. I use a mixed bag of techniques!

  14. ShannanW says:

    I use play do to make tongues and teach shape and placement. I work to establish a cornerston consonantal R and get it in the word “red.” Then use coarticulation to get vocalics by pairing final R words with “red.” Finally, once student has good feel for correct tongue placement and accurate sound, have them say “red” in their head. Doesn’t work with everyone, but works with many 🙂

  15. Jessica Pruette says:

    I really like The World of “R” workbook. I mostly use that combined with a variety of tools (dental picks, tongue depressors, and my Mighty Mouth hand puppet).

  16. Amber says:

    I have never heard of this program. I would definitely be interested in trying it!

  17. Jenn says:

    Currently reading Pam Marshalla’s book on remediating ‘r’

  18. Truvine Walker says:

    This looks interesting!

  19. Judy Hale says:

    I have used those little floss handle things, use the Speech Tutor app, try to make it visual and tactile by using tongue depressors or toothettes, it’s a tricky one. I also use a visual ‘warm up’ to teach the vocalic R sounds that has cues for the lip placement.

  20. Krista says:

    I’m still figuring out what the best way is

  21. I left a message when I entered above but basically in a nutshell- I use any means necessary-different programs, the mirror, tongue depressors, bite sticks etc. since every case is unique. Once I get it then I really ramp it up. I like that this program “kills many birds with one stone” so to speak. I work in a private special ed. school where many are dyslexic and I like the way it targets the different variations of the initial target word.

  22. Helen Wagner says:

    Gee I don’t really have a favorite way to target r! I just try what I can! Lots of modeling and imitation and auditory feedback.

  23. Hannah C says:

    I usually use World of R!

  24. Janel says:

    Anything that would help with /r/ would be wonderful!

  25. Breana Orland says:

    I love using the peanut butter sound reference and licking the peanut better off the roof of your mouth or turning /i/ into “er”.

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  26. Gloria says:

    No particular favorite. Have used entire world of ‘r’.

  27. Valerie says:

    R is difficult… but once they are close to or at word level, I like to use the Artic Shuffle deck from Linguisystems for lots of repetition in a fun format.

  28. Deidre says:

    I’d love to add this to my R toolbox. So far, my go-to is the oldie but goodie “Here’s How to Handle R” and The Entire World of R. It would be lovely to have a 3rd go-to for some students.

  29. Kristine says:

    I use a variety of methods such as the Entire World of R workbook, the Carla technique, and Play-Doh mats from Peachie Speechie to teach tongue placement.

  30. Kim Hovey says:

    I loathe working on /r/. It’s hard for me. It’s hard for the kids. I use a lot of auditory bombardment and auditory discrimination activities.

  31. Kelly says:

    Auditory discrim, visual placement, and tactile cues… but man, is it tricky for some kids!

  32. Heidi says:

    Thanks for the review. I agree that we need a variety of tools to fill “R” toolbox. This looks like a different approach than any of the others I’ve used.

  33. Ann Patton says:

    I would love to have a set. Always looking for ways to help with that /r/ sound.

  34. Genevieve says:

    This looks interesting. New ways of teaching /r/ are always great because all kids learn different. This might work great with my older students who have been working on this sound for awhile now.

  35. Missy says:

    This approach caught my eye as it is completely unique. I don’t have a favorite way to target /r/, but I’d love to give this program a try!

  36. Shannon Giles says:

    I often use The Entire World of R products. That tricky R!

  37. Alexis says:

    Whoops – I typed my message above! Basically, I use various “r” books (especially “The Pirate Who Couldn’t Say Arrr”) as well as all sorts of cues! Would love this product to especially hit those darn vocalic r’s!

  38. Tiffany Moore says:

    Sorry I put this on the wrong blog post before ? Here it is again! I love using the floss sticks from Natalie Snyders blog!

  39. beth says:

    Any idea if this program would work via telepractice?

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