Ask A Therapist: Vocalic R Materials

Posted by Deborah Grauzam on

What tools and continuing education materials do you recommend for working with children on vocalic r?




Hi Rose,

The first thing that I would recommend that you purchase would be Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's book: Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding.  On page 20 in the book, she gives you a list of oral placement activities to use to work on vocalic "R".  The activities listed on that page are included in the book.  After you look up each activity the book will tell you exactly what you need to order and how to use it.

Hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions. 




Elizabeth Smithson, MSP, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has over 10 years of professional experience working with infants, children, adolescents and adults. She earned her Master of Speech Pathology at the University of South Carolina. Liz is also a Level 5 TalkTools® Trained Therapist. She has received specialized training in Oral Placement Therapy, Speech, Feeding, Apraxia, Sensory Processing Disorders, and PROMPT©. Liz works with clients with a wide range of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  She works through her own private practice Elizabeth Smithson Therapy, LLC in the home setting and in the TalkTools® office in Charleston, SC.

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