Teach Your Child to Say the 'Vocalic R' Sound
What you'll learn
- Identify multiple types of Vocalic R' sounds.
- Demonstrate and teach correct 'Vocalic R' production using effective techniques.
- Understand and implement progressive teaching levels for mastering each skill.
- Use motivational techniques to encourage frequent practice and lasting results.
- No prior experience needed. Enthusiasm, patience, persistence, and a sense of humor will help you make progress!
This course will teach what you need to know to practice the 'Vocalic R’ sound effectively at home with your child. ‘Vocalic R’ is the 'R' sound that occurs after a vowel, like 'ER, AR, EAR, AIR, OR, OUR, IRE, and ERL'. Examples of words containing 'Postvocalic R' are 'teacher', 'more', 'car', 'fire', 'airplane', and 'near'.
The Vocalic R sounds are some of the hardest to teach and learn, and can persist well into adulthood if left untreated. These errors can cause social anxiety as well as communication difficulties, so it's a good idea to treat them while children are young. I believe 5-6 years of age is an ideal time to start working with them on the 'R' sound so they don't develop a persistent habit of producing it incorrectly.
‘Initial R’ is commonly mispronounced by young children as ‘W’. For example, a child might say ‘wain’ for ‘rain’ or 'wabbit' for 'rabbit'. If your child struggles with 'Prevocalic R', or 'R' that occurs before a vowel (usually at the beginning of a word), you may wish to check out my 'Teach Your Child to Say the 'R' Sound' course.
This course includes videos and documents that will guide you through every step of teaching and practicing these sounds with your child. Audio files (mp3) are included if you prefer to listen on the go.
Who this course is for:
- Parents, grandparents, teachers and anybody wanting to learn and teach correct speech production.
- This course focuses on correct sound production for Standard American English (SAE).
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
UT Professional License – Speech-Language Pathologist
Certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
9+ years in the public schools and private practice
Co-taught Disorders of Articulation – USU
I’ve been providing therapy to kids of all ages since 2011. I adapt a variety of therapy techniques to best suit the student’s needs and personality. I believe that lots of practice and a little bit of humor are the keys to speech and language improvement. Also, I’ve learned that parent support is crucial for a child to succeed!
I was born on an island, grew up in the desert, and now live by the mountains. My awesome husband and I enjoy e-biking and music, and between the two of us we have 10 kids and 10 grandkids. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, walking and creating courses for parents. I also love to eat peanut m&m’s and binge-watch Netflix. What can I say? I’m human!