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Course # 5258
Phonetically-consistent Approach to /r/ Remediation

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

Frustrated with treating /r/ disorders? This course offers a new and refreshing approach to treat the most difficult of sounds. Backed with extensive research and field testing, a complete phonemic approach to evaluating and treating /r/ is presented based on the 32 different types of/r/. (This presentation will focus on "The Entire World of /r/" products and will not address related products.)
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on January 30, 2012


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the 8 /r/ controlled vowels.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how to phonetically evaluate and treat the various word positions of the 8 /r/ controlled vowels.
  • After this course, participants will be able to state measurable and objective IEP goals for the /r/ phonemes.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between visual and non-visual /r/ controlled vowels.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list 3 specific articulation techniques to elicit the /r/ phoneme.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-20 Minutes Introduction and overview
20-40 Minutes Evaluation and treatment
40-55 Minutes Elicitation Techniques and review
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(874 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 874 reviews

Review by: Amanda on May 22, 2015
New information for difficult phoneme to teach
Review by: Amy on May 12, 2015
Review by: Isabell on May 12, 2015
Love the materials and use the program. Great presentation.
Review by: Elisa on May 11, 2015
examples and graphs
Review by: Amy on May 5, 2015
Good presenting style, good info
Review by: Tracy on May 4, 2015
The different strategies for /r/ productions.
Review by: Christie on April 21, 2015
the material was practical for my issues both for evaluation and therapy.
Review by: Devin on April 19, 2015
Helped me to understand the reason it is more effective to take a phonetically consistent approach to remediate /r/.
Review by: Michelle on April 10, 2015
loved the explanation of tongue position and the video clips
Review by: Yessica on April 2, 2015
Using the student's natural tongue position to teach R
Review by: Francine on March 27, 2015
Explanation of the entire process.
Review by: Leigh on March 27, 2015
organized and practical information presented
Review by: Dawn on March 22, 2015
Excellent information regarding /r/ articulation therapy! Information was straightforward and I feel confident that I can utilize this approach based on the information presented--thank you!!!
Review by: Kathy on March 21, 2015
Good Information!
Review by: Lindsey on March 18, 2015
Good information provided in an organized way.
Review by: Christine on March 17, 2015
It give an organized approach to help a child be successful
Review by: Sharon on March 15, 2015
It's about /r/ therapy and its a new and different take on it which offers me possible gains with stubborn /r/'s.
Review by: Nancy on March 14, 2015
Great practical info with actual clients using the therapy techniques.
Review by: Deborah on March 14, 2015
Very helpful information.
Review by: Callie on March 7, 2015
Very systematic and gave realistic examples of treatment that I can easily do in my treatment sessions.
Review by: Jill on February 20, 2015
This was a fantastic course. I learned some new things for treating the /r/ that will be very helpful. Thank you.
Review by: Yolanda on February 18, 2015
All of the examples that were provided to support the techniques.
Review by: Debra on February 15, 2015
Easy to follow. Good examples
Review by: Elizabeth on February 12, 2015
Great approach!
Review by: Mable on January 27, 2015
Information presented in a step by step manner.
Review by: Shannon on January 25, 2015
Great new approach to tackling /r/ therapy!
Review by: Sandi on January 21, 2015
New ways of thinking about /r/
Review by: Jeanne on January 8, 2015
timely material
Review by: Lori on December 29, 2014
excellent information, videos were helpful, not just reading slides,
Review by: Mike on December 28, 2014
learning the new approach...new for me
Review by: Claire on December 27, 2014
Presenter gave rationale for her approach. She gave specific examples for hierarchy of therapy. She gave good examples of children progressing in therapy.
Review by: Jennifer on December 22, 2014
This course clearly explained the reasons for using a phonetically based R approach, and shared research results and data, as well as videos of pre- and post- sessions of children who were taught using this approach.
Review by: Annette on December 21, 2014
It was direct and useful information.
Review by: Amy on December 16, 2014
I was all that could be expected to achieve in 1 hour, but more demonstrations would be ideal if the course were longer.
Review by: Pamela on November 30, 2014
videos to demonstrate the techniques
Review by: Jessany on November 23, 2014
The real life therapy examples and how the screeners help you target the specific sound errors
Review by: Eleanor on November 11, 2014
This course provides a good option for remediating r phonemes
Review by: Jamie on November 10, 2014
Presenter used a slow pace, repeated pertinent information, and was positive. Also offered a good amount of examples and visuals to help me understand and process the material and figure out how I will use it during therapy
Review by: Kim on November 5, 2014
The practical applications
Review by: Christi on November 4, 2014
clear information was provided
Review by: Kelly on November 3, 2014
Information that was directly applicable to therapy
Review by: Michelle on October 31, 2014
strategies shared
Review by: Stuart on October 30, 2014
clarity of approach
Review by: Sarah on October 30, 2014
The information given was practical - I can use this approach straight away in therapy. The examples really helped me understand the content.
Review by: Sarah on October 29, 2014
the phonemic approach
Review by: Lori on October 28, 2014
organized and clearly communicated
Review by: Ann on October 28, 2014
I rated it good because I learned a lot about different techniques on how to implement the /r/ sound.Also the different positioning of the tongue was interesting and helpful.
Review by: Nicole on October 27, 2014
It provided information that can be implemented immediately.
Review by: Susan on October 26, 2014
I learned concrete strategies for teaching the /r/ sound.
Review by: Joyce on October 22, 2014
Simple, accurate information. Didn't get lost in other ideas
Review by: Marilyn on October 21, 2014
I have several "older" students with similar backgrounds as the student examples. This is like a breath of fresh air!
Review by: Jill on October 21, 2014
Review by: Patricia on October 20, 2014
I like to probes or screening forms.
Review by: TRISHA on October 18, 2014
It made me feel that I can succeed with some of my tricky /r/ kiddos. It was very easy to follow and understand. I enjoyed the videos as well.
Review by: Jesica on October 18, 2014
The material was presented in a very clear and organized manner with good specific examples.
Review by: Ashli on October 17, 2014
Very helpful! Love this method for /r/ approach.
Review by: Qiana on October 16, 2014
It was nicely broken down and provided an excellent method of approach.
Review by: Danielle on October 14, 2014
Topic was helpful.
Review by: anne on October 10, 2014
I liked the videos of examples of therapy techniques.
Review by: Kemberly on October 8, 2014
Simple instructions made for easy understanding.
Review by: Bernadette on October 5, 2014
I am working on /r/ and have been using the traditional approach, and have not felt that I am helping the students that I am working with, this approach makes sense It makes me hopeful and I am excited to try it.
Review by: Rhonda on October 2, 2014
Straightforward information, easy to follow for therapy.
Review by: Joyce on September 29, 2014
The course gave great feedback to correcting and helping facilitate the /r/ sound. I really liked how thorough every thing was.
Review by: Emily on September 27, 2014
Learning the two productions of /r/ retracted and retroflexed.
Review by: Shani on September 27, 2014
Excellent lay out. Many of my friends need this structure
Review by: Heather on September 26, 2014
Very clear and thorough
Review by: Chris on September 26, 2014
It was presented clearly. I have found a lot of what she found in treating r. I wish she could find more common words to use for my kids who barely read (because they've had many phonological processes) and/or have a limited vocabulary ex. "artifacts" and "Arnie" they have often never even heard of.Would like there to be more research to back it up besides one study in which she took part.
Review by: Laura on September 24, 2014
Great videos :)
Review by: Valerie on September 22, 2014
excellent and easy to assimilate information; I am very successful with teaching /r/ but learned some new ideas and shared it with a young new SLP who is brand new to the field.
Review by: Donna on September 22, 2014
The information about screening for how and the 2 different positions. Very relevant to my current caseload. I believe this information will help me and my students greatly
Review by: Brittany on September 19, 2014
She presented useful information to address all variations of /r/ with children.
Review by: Roberta on September 17, 2014
Examples, videos
Review by: Christelle on September 12, 2014
I enjoyed figuring out what type of /r/ I produce and now to look for what type of /r/ my patient's produce to aid them in correct production.
Review by: Laura on September 12, 2014
The approach made sense. It is easily applicable to current students and to students who are in the process of being evaluated for therapy.
Review by: Jill on September 12, 2014
VERY practical! I can literally put this into practice TODAY.
Review by: Shonia on September 11, 2014
The course gave practical tips on how to evaluate and treat the /r/ sound. This is difficult to do with traditional therapy approaches.
Review by: Deborah on September 11, 2014
practical, EBP information
Review by: Allison on September 1, 2014
The presenter was very informed and I learned a lot of new information and techniques.
Review by: Tatiana on September 1, 2014
organiziation, clear examples,
Review by: Crystal on August 29, 2014
I love the screening tools!
Review by: Linda on August 26, 2014
The case studies added to the interest and there was new information(to me) about the retroflex vs. retracted.
Review by: Ann on August 26, 2014
Review by: Gail on August 23, 2014
new approach; will use immediately
Review by: Sheryl on August 23, 2014
the practicality of the material.
Review by: Denise on August 14, 2014
It was informative, concise, not too wordy, provided case studies and videos, and provided how the information can be applied in therapy.
Review by: Lorraine on August 13, 2014
Clear and simple explanation of remediation of /r/ placement
Review by: Raelynne on August 12, 2014
The research behind the technique as well as teaching how to spot a retroflexed /r/
Review by: Eva on August 11, 2014
Clear and concise explanation behind the purpose of this evaluation and treatment method. I can begin incorporating this newly learned material immediately into my practice.
Review by: Stephanie on August 7, 2014
Excellent examples and pictures of screening tools; Videos; practical ways to implement what we learned
Review by: Ursula on August 4, 2014
information was easy to understand, and the examples and data collected during treatment were very detailed
Review by: Deborah on August 3, 2014
Explained why r therapy is difficult. Talked about how to approach therapy that is best for the client.
Review by: Gloria on August 2, 2014
Tongue positions for /r/ I'd not seen displayed. Good suggestions for therapy.
Review by: Julia on August 1, 2014
The approach to remediation was supported by research.
Review by: Shelly on July 30, 2014
Clear, concise and practical!!!
Review by: Bracha on July 29, 2014
The presenter was knowledgeable and confident while explaining her technique for remediating /r/ and vocalic /r/. This is a very common area of therapy that I come across while working in a school setting.
Review by: Evelyn on July 23, 2014
Information shared via videos.
Review by: Anne on July 22, 2014
Functional therapy approaches to remediation of the /r/ were well explained.
Review by: Ruth on July 22, 2014
very clear information.
Review by: Marianne on July 13, 2014
I finally learned how to tell the difference between a retroflexed and retracted R! I also got a better idea of the coarticulation and whisper techniques
Review by: Jo Ann on July 2, 2014
It was very well organized and well presented. I especially appreciated the videos on assessment and treatment with the children.

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Course Presenter

christine ristuccia

Christine Ristuccia, M.S., CCC-SLP

Christine Ristuccia, M.S. CCC-SLP, received her Master of Science degree in communicative disorders at the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA and a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences from San Diego State University. Christine is an experienced school-based speech-language pathologist and most recently worked for Savannah-Chatham County School District, Savannah, Georgia at the preschool and elementary levels. She has worked with a wide range of communicative disorders ranging from preschool to adulthood.

Christine founded Say It Right in 1999. Her phonemic approach to /r/ remediation, The Entire World of R, sets the standard for efficient, successful correction of many articulation errors. Christine is the author of several books and has spoken throughout the United States on articulation disorders in addition to yoga products and cards. 

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Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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