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How to Teach the R Sound

How to Teach the R Sound

Dwight is right. The R sound can be menacing! But trust me, you can learn to love the challenge of treating R errors as much as I do! In this blog post, I’m going to share my general outline for R ...

Mouth Models for Speech Therapy

Mouth Models for Speech Therapy

If you do articulation therapy, you need a mouth model! I have been an SLP for over a decade and I’ve been collecting mouth models since day one. So which models are the best? How can you effectiv...

5 Silly Ways School-Based SLPs Can Celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month

5 Silly Ways School-Based SLPs Can Celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month

When your coworkers ask you about these crazy things you’ve done, that is your opportunity to teach them about what you do!

How to Correct a Lateral S

How to Correct a Lateral S

A lateral S (also called a lateral lisp) is easily recognized due to the slushy, wet sound. Let’s start by looking at what happens in the mouth when you produce an accurate S sound and compare that...

Chaining for the R Sound

Chaining for the R Sound

If you haven’t tried speech motor chaining with your R students, I highly recommend you keep reading! Chaining is a treatment approach during which you build on pre-trained sounds, gradually increa...

Magnify Your Fun in Speech Therapy

Magnify Your Fun in Speech Therapy

Here’s a tip for making your speech therapy sessions extra fun: use a magnifying glass!

Teaching the CH Sound With a Water Bottle

Teaching the CH Sound With a Water Bottle

When I teach the CH sound, I call it a “burst of air”. It can be difficult for students to visualize this, and that’s where the water bottle comes in. I explain...

Stick Trick for the R Sound

Stick Trick for the R Sound

Hey SLPs! Here’s a little trick for eliciting the R sound. All you need is a tongue depressor!

Play Dough Tongues for Teaching the R Sound

Play Dough Tongues for Teaching the R Sound

One of the reasons the R sound is tricky is because it is hard to see what your tongue is doing in your mouth when you produce it. If a child can see the tongue shape and feel it with their hands, ...

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the School-Based SLP

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the School-Based SLP

Looks like things are going to be a little different this fall. Fortunately, I’m prepared. Well, as prepared as I can be during a pandemic when the data and news stories change daily. I went on an ...

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