One question I get asked a lot is, how do you teach the /r/ sound? Now, I wouldn’t consider myself an /r/ guru by any means(!), but as an SLP in an elementary school, I have had a fair share of /r/ cases. Today, I would like to share what has worked for me (disclaimer: it might be different for you!).
- The Sounds of Speech website offers helpful placement videos.
- This video from The Peachie Speechie helps explain placement very well.
- I have also used this dental floss trick to help students figure out exactly how far back their tongue needs to go.
- The Karla method works for some students – this video helps explain it at about the 2 minute, 10 second mark.