'R' Made Simple & Articulation Theatre Books





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Save $46 when you combine these two best selling treatment resources. 'R' Made Simple is an entirely different approach to ‘R’ remediation. One that will give your students the ability and the confidence to produce any ‘R’ sound in any context. One that can be applied to any word with the ‘R’ sound, including all dialects. One that is unique, yet easy to teach and simple for the students to learn. As you continue working on articulation, incorporate the Articulation Theatre Books for an easy and creative way to target multiple sounds simultaneously in a group setting and with success! Features playfully illustrated, no-preparation play scripts targeting R, S, L, Sh, Ch, Th. Made in the USA.

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What's Included

'R' Made Simple:

  • 144 Picture cards
  • 40 Verb cards
  • 29 Individual letter cards (3 are blends)
  • 4 Alpha positioning cards
  • 3 Tongue position cards
  • 1 Lesson indicator card
  • Manual (more information listed below)
  • CD with manual & reproducible worksheets (more information listed below)
  • All contained in a sturdy box: 5.25" x 7.25"

'R' Made Simple Manual:

  • Contains instructions on how to categorize 'R' as Up, Down, or Slide for successful motor planning.
  • Explains how sound discrimination training combined with motor planning can overcome barriers related to spelling, pronunciation and dialect.
  • Discusses how to incorporate language and literacy lessons with 'R' articulation therapy sessions.

'R' Made Simple CD contains:

  • 11 'R' Focused Poems
  • 4 Pretest Sheets
  • 49 Drill Practice Worksheets
  • Personalized Therapy and Organizational Ideas
  • Program Instructions

Click here for sample cards and CD pages >

R Made Simple Alphabet Reference

Articulation Theatre Books:

  • Set of 6 Articulation Theatre Books
  • Each book focuses on a specific sound (R, S, L, Sh, Ch, Th)
  • Each book contains:
    • Playfully illustrated speech scripts targeting a different sound
    • 10 matching plays
    • 133 pages
    • 6" x 9"
    • Softcover
    • © 2015

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Target Audience

'R' Made Simple:

Children ages 7 - 18 years old.

Articulation Theatre Books:

  • Children ages 8 - 15 years old.
  • Ideal for group therapy — great for schools and private practice.
  • Appropriate for mild cognitive impairment.


Claudia Doan, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked in the field of Speech-Language Pathology since 2008 after receiving Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science Degrees in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of the blog Creative Speech Lab and has several years of experience working for school systems and in pediatric clinic settings. Claudia is the recipient of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's Mentoring Pair Award for original research in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and is a Sertoma International Scholar in Communication Disorders. She is the author of Articulation Theatre Books published by Northern Speech Services.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Claudia Doan is presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Claudia Doan is the author of Articulation Theatre Books published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Claudia Doan has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Nancy L. Geruntino, MA, SLP, has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 30 years providing services in private practice, clinics, and public school settings. For the past 12 years Nancy has been developing and perfecting a new intervention technique for ‘R’ remediation. Years of observing children failing when traditional therapies were used to remediate ‘R’ provided the motivation for Nancy to develop a ‘R’ remediation program that addresses all ‘R’ sounds in all contexts.

Through the creation of the Up, Down, & Slide Alphabet, this program can help speech-language pathologists teach students and clients how to categorize ‘R’ sounds into one of these categories to improve tongue motor planning and the pronunciation of ‘R’ to overcome barriers related to pronunciation, spelling and dialect. Nancy is the recipient of many school district awards including one for creating a speech improvement program for kindergarten students. She is also the author of 14 children's books. Nancy hopes that wide implementation of her program during the early school years will eliminate 'R' problems in middle school and high school.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Nancy Geruntino is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Nancy Geruntino is author of the "R Made Simple" program published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Nancy Geruntino has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Customer Reviews

"I have several students for whom 'R' Made Simple was just what they needed. These students had been in therapy for 1-2 years and were making progress. They just couldn't get the finishing touch. I have also noticed that the concept of focusing on just the sounds that are heard and not the spelling has made a big difference in student's ability to maintain correct /r/ in more complex words." – Speech-Language Pathologist, 2/22/2016

"I have only utilized the 'R' Made Simple program for 4 months and it works with the most stubborn vowelized /r/. During therapy, the students critically think about the motor plan and hearing themselves articulate correctly. Students that became proficient with the motor plan used the picture cards to create stories and shared them with one another. Each student graded each other based on correct vs. incorrect production as pseudo-therapists. I have already dismissed 2 students as a direct result of using this program. Thank you." – Speech-Language Pathologist, 2/12/2016

"This program has made marked progress with several children. It's much more effective then 32 different targeted variations of /r/." – Speech-Language Pathologist, 2/11/2016

Click here to read an in-depth 'R' Made Simple blog review — Shannon (Speechy Musings) 11/2/2015

"My students made measurable progress due to their increased motivation to practice scenes using the Articulation Theatre Books. Their frustration deceased and liveliness increased as they acted out these entertaining plays. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I found the books' organization, use of colors to target sounds, ease of use for group therapy and motivating humor to be extremely helpful." – Colleen Cull, MS, CCC-SLP 8/4/2015

"My students became jovial and eager to engage in the lesson when I introduced the Articulation Theatre Books. This atmosphere was helpful in therapy to encourage them to self-monitor. They continue to maintain the progress made, which is a testament to the increased motivation they experienced when using this thoughtfully organized, fun and motivating program." – Patricia Amodei, MS, CCC-SLP 8/3/2015

"The performance at the end of the intervention was a way for my students to work towards a goal and have a product (i.e. performance) to highlight their work. The Articulation Theatre Books were instrumental in helping my students achieve their goals." – Jennifer E. Pohl, MS, CCC-SLP 8/2/2015

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