"My fourth grade student has gone from 50% unintelligible to 100% intelligible in prevocalic 'r'. I'm amazed!!!" Read more reviews below.
The 'R' Made Simple program 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.
The foundation of this program is the Up, Down, & Slide Alphabet. It takes the English alphabet and reorganizes it into 3 categories: UP, DOWN, & SLIDE. Categories are based on the position of the tongue prior to the production of the 'R' sound. Students learn to identify the sound heard, look at the alphabet, and then decide if it’s an UP, a DOWN, or a SLIDE.
This approach, combined with sound discrimination training and motor planning instruction, will help to move students to 'R' proficiency at the conversational level while also strengthening language and literacy skills. Designed to help students begin in therapy as well as for students with distortions persisting after expected development. Target ages: 7-18 years. Made in the USA. In-Depth Training Available >
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"I have been using 'R' Made Simple for one particulat student consistently for the last two weeks! He's a fourth grade student and has a very atypical 'r' presentation. I service my students on a 6-day cycle, so he varies between 2 to 3 sessions. If you are not familiar with the program, I cannot tell you enough about it! He's gone from 50% unintelligible to 100% intelligible in prevocalic 'r'. I've been working with him for two years! I'm in awe of his progress! Overall, the program separates the 'r' sounds into three positions: up, down, and slide. The sounds are paired with phonemes that cause the tongue to move into these three positions. I'm able to cue him when he's talking about the words and sounds he hears! He's also learning to self-correct! I'm amazed!!!" - Sarah M., SLP, 9/28/2017
"Love the program! This particular student went from 34% accuracy on the pretest last spring to 84% on the post test last week. Even he said 'wow!' and you know how hard it is to impress 6th graders!" – Laura T., SLP, 5/10/2017
"HUGE 'Thank You' because this program has been working wonders! My clients are making such great progress and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for them!" – Sholeh S., MA, CCC-SLP, 4/9/2017
"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
"I used the program with two clients, a 10 year old and a 24 year old and it was the missing link to their treatment. Both, who came to me with severe /r/ issues, no longer have any /r/ issues." – Speech-Language Pathologist, 2/11/2016
"I've seen success with all of my students with the "tongue push"...right out of the gate! I am still working the program in it's entirety and I love it." – Speech-Language Pathologist, 2/11/2016
"I've already had success using 'R' Made Simple! This particular 10-year old was not achieving success with other programs. With 'R' Made Simple, he quickly understood the rules and started applying them to his productions. What a significant change in a brief amount of time. Awesome!" – Speech-Language Pathologist, 9/1/2015
"Very creative and relevant to my job." – Speech-Language Pathologist, 8/28/2015
"I like the sound analysis grouped into three categories for effective co-articulation and color coding." – Speech-Language Pathologist, 8/28/2015
"I can start using this method/program on Monday with easy to follow instructions." – Speech-Language Pathologist, 8/15/2015
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