R: Techniques And Interventions To Correct /r/ — Seven Steps, From Basics To Habituation

#e172

0.15 ASHA CEUs

$34.00


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Description

The /r/ sound is one of the most difficult sounds for a clinician to target. Where do we start? The R that initiates a syllable is very different from the R that is vowelized, and the R that is stressed within a word is different from the unstressed R at the end of words...or are they? Covered will be seven basic steps that are necessary to move clients onward toward habituation.

Participants will learn the secrets of taking the correct steps in the correct order. You will no longer be left in limbo, unsure whether to begin with the initial sound in isolation, or in the final position, or with clusters....or whether to simply pull your hair out in frustration!

Certain structural and functional complications that interfere with the treatment process are described and ruled out. Basic lingual skills necessary for success are introduced early in the treatment program. Participants will progress — much as their clients will — through small, critical steps along a smooth and sensible pathway leading to the final goal of habituation. Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.

While the content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service, the methods in this course are derived from the text, Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation. Course author, Sandra Holtzman, is the author of this text and receives royalties on its sale. Additional financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format:

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

Please Note:

This online CE course is an updated version of a previously offered eCourse - #e54. While some of the content material may be the same, this course is considered a different offering with ASHA.

Course Objectives

  1. Rule out various etiologies prior to initiating a program of /r/ therapy.
  2. Understand the basic lingual skills to be maximized before initiating a program of articulation.
  3. Name and describe the seven stages of therapy from "basics to habituation."
  4. Give at least two examples of methods to obtain a pure, stable and consistent ER in isolation.
  5. Explain the benefits of presenting ER in the final position of words instead of the initial position.

Presenter & Disclosures

Sandra R. Holtzman, MS, CCC-SLP, C.O.M., is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who has specialized in orofacial myology for more than 30 years. She is a certified orofacial myologist and a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Sandra is presently serving on both the Board of Directors and the Board of Examiners of the IAOM.

Sandra has addressed SLPs, dental professionals, and other specialists across the United States on the connection between orofacial musculature and speech disorders, tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), thumb and digit sucking habits, mouth breathing, and other topics. In 2000, Sandra established Neo-Health Services, Inc., which provides continuing education workshops, therapy for orofacial myofunctional disorders and other speech-language disorders, and supplies oral myofunctional products. She is author of Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation (aka the "Myo Manual").

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Sandra Holtzman is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Sandra Holtzman is the author of the text "Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation"; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Sandra Holtzman is the owner of Neo-Health Services, Inc; ownership interests.

Nonfinancial — Sandra Holtzman has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

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Reviews

"This is the only /r/ method that has worked for my clients!! I like that the course is direct, to the point. Great how-to seminar. Thanks!!" – D.N. (Apr. 2018)

"I appreciated the steps to follow to draw out /r/, and I really enjoyed the video clips." – K.M. (Apr. 2018)

"The videos of various techniques used to achieve success of "er" in isolation. I liked breaking the interventions down into the 7 stages." – S.M. (Mar. 2018)

"I liked being reminded about what to rule out before the beginning of the program. I love how Sandra actually shared what steps to take in treatment in a very clear manner. I wish more continuing education videos were as thorough about treatment implementation as Sandra's was." – M.M. (Mar. 2018)

"Starting with the purest 'er' and then moving to the "her" as a phrase; I will find this very beneficial. I liked the step by step instructions. Very easy to follow and implement." – M.B. (Feb. 2018)

"It was a great, very detailed and explained well course.  I especially enjoyed the videos as it helped to solidify the concept. I appreciated the seven steps broken down. I also really found the various activities (e.g., hot/cold search game, role reversal) to be so helpful and keep it fun!" – K.K. (Jan. 2018)

"The breakdown of the /r/ sound and the emphasis on the need to meet each critical step was very beneficial." – A.L. (Dec. 2017)

"I enjoyed the steps and concrete hierarchy to help with /r/ (with EBP to support it) and learning a new method." – B.P. (Dec. 2017)

"Learning how to move into habituation was especially helpful. I like that the course provided examples I can use in my sessions." – M.S.L. (Nov. 2017)

"Great intro into R therapy!  I liked the examples of therapy as well as transitioning from ER and breaking words down." – A.W. (Oct. 2017)

"The entire thing was so helpful and most is the sequence for me! I now realize I was starting in the wrong place and worse, not moving through stimuli in a sequential and thoughtful manner. I liked the resources and examples! The pace was so perfect for maximum absorption. The videos gave me hope for my really awful R kiddos!!!" – K.M. (Oct. 2017)

"It is very practical and easy to implement. I liked the step by step gradual development. I know exactly where to start and how to target the /r/ sound. Thank you very much! This course was extremely beneficial to me." – P.C. (Oct. 2017)

"The /r/ in general is very difficult to teach. I think breaking it up into stages was very helpful." – J.W. (Sept. 2017)

"The detailed sequence of the therapy process for /R/ remediation was very helpful. The visuals in the handout were very clear, and the videos of therapy were informative." – J.D. (Aug. 2017)

"Going over which combinations of /er/ sounds to start with after a child is able to produce the /er/ and how to move along to get into habituation were the most useful discussions. I liked the easy of the steps and examples for each." – D.S. (July 2017)

"All of it was beneficial! Very informative - the best /r/ course I've ever taken!" – L.D. (June 2017)

"The steps are clear and specific to a habitual /er/ sound. I have not received training to correct the /er/ sound that was so concise. I look forward to implementing this program at my school site." – E.B. (June 2017)

"The analysis of the placement of all sound combinations and possibilities (Stage 3 - Additional Sound Families) was extremely helpful. The in-depth treatment information, videos, and specific examples were consistently provided to enhance learning." – L.A. (May 2017)

"The author provided great examples of words, phrases, and sentences to use that all incorporate the target sounds. I enjoyed learning about the hierarchy and how to move through each stage with a client. However, I expected to hear about the different ways a client can produce an /r/ - retro flexed vs bunched." – M.I. (Apr. 2017)

"The course was very informative. Sandra Holtzman did a great job presenting the information and demonstrating the steps needed to achieve success in obtaining production of the /r/ phoneme." – J.O. (Mar. 2017)

"I like how practical this course was. I feel like I can make a positive change with my students' therapy tomorrow!" – A.C. (Mar. 2017)

"It was all well presented and applicable to my daily therapy. I liked its simplicity and to the point delivery." – J.M. (Mar. 2017)

"I thought it was most helpful when she explained why she started with the ER sound. It made me think differently about how to approach therapy with my clients in the future who have difficulty with the R sound. I liked that the course had set steps to follow and provided a way to move through ways to achieve the R sound in therapy. It was individualized but at the same step could be applied to any client you are working with on the R sound." – J.E. (Mar. 2017)

"I appreciated how the hierarchy is organized and easy to follow. I liked the video examples." – I.D.L.R. (Mar. 2017)

"Very applicable to therapeutic practice. The slides and videos make it easy to follow along to. The course gave clear and well-supported guidelines for use and to accomplish outcomes." – M.L. (Feb. 2017)

"This was one of the best CEU courses I have taken in regards to articulation. I can't wait to try using these steps with my students with /r/ errors." – M.L. (Jan. 2017)