R Made Simple: Methods That Address The Challenges Of Pronunciation, Spelling And Dialect

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0.3 ASHA CEUs

$59.00


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Learn an entirely different approach to 'R' remediation. One that can be applied to any word with the 'R' sound, including all dialects, plus has application to language and literacy skills.

Over 95% of prior course participants would recommend this video course to their SLP colleagues.


Participants will learn the concept of the Up, Down, & Slide Alphabet. This method is easy to teach, fun to learn, and most importantly it reduces the number of contexts that need to be taught! Students learn to analyze words for the sound that precedes the R, and identify that sound as an Up sound, a Down sound, or a Slide sound – regardless of spelling. Each sound category has a corresponding tongue position that students learn and use to successfully execute the production of R. This approach, combined with sound discrimination training and motor planning instruction, will help students master 'R' pronunciation at the conversational level, plus address barriers related to spelling, pronunciation and dialect. Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.

"I liked the amount of examples given."  S.H. (Nov. 2021)

"The course was very clear and well organized. The videos were great too." L. (Oct. 2021)

"I liked the analysis of the different /r/ sounds.  I like being able to practice analyzing the /r/ sounds." K.K. (Oct. 2021)

"I liked the tactile cue, and the analyzing of sounds to implement into daily therapy sessions. A new approach to something I've been working on for a long time." T.J. (Oct. 2021)

"The presented method for remediation of the /r/sound was new and interesting. I am looking forward to trying this method with my clients.  The course was well organized. The presenter was thorough in her presentation of the information." B.K. (Aug. 2021)

"The stream-lined approach to teaching /r/ was helpful for my daily practice.  The course was short, sweet, and affordable." M.M. (Aug. 2021)

"A review of the entire program to work with my articulation students on /r/.  Nancy was very thorough and reviewing the progress of the program." S.C. (July 2021)

"The handouts and use of videos and functional activities that can be used for different ages of the student were very good." F.F. (July 2021)

"The category positions- Ups, Downs, Slides and cues for tongue placement before producing the "r" sound will be beneficial for my daily practice.  Presentation of material was organized and spoken with clarity. I loved the videos and the handouts!!!" R.A.H. (July 2021)

"I appreciated how the course walked through all the elements of the program and gave many examples of words to analyze as well as videos of real treatment sessions." – A.B. (May 2021)

“The video examples that helped to understand how to implement the program,  and the evidence of such great progress with the students were very beneficial.” – J.C. (Mar. 2021)

“I loved the way the instructor modeled her program. All the information she provided was very helpful. The knowledge I am taking away from this program is extraordinary!” – S.K. (Feb. 2021)

“I enjoyed the videos demonstrating the therapy in action.” – B.D. (Jan. 2021)

“The therapy examples were amazing!!! Great to see it all in action.” – T.S. (Dec. 2020)

“This is a new way to address the /r/ sound and pair it with reading.” – E.B. (Oct. 2020)

“My students struggle with /r/ - this is a new and unique way to look at /r/ production that I can pass on to my students immediately!” – K.K. (Aug. 2020)

“I especially liked the strategy of teaching the /r/. It seems to be much more simplistic than the way I was teaching it and hopefully will be easier for children to learn. The motor-planning aspect of up, down, and slide movements are going to be beneficial to teaching the /r/ sound in a new way in my daily practice.” – M.B. (Jul. 2020)

“Actually seeing her work with students to develop the treatment plan and outline was AMAZING. The best PD I've ever received because I got to see her actually doing it!”– S.S. (Jun. 2020)

"I appreciated viewing r therapy in a new way and that I learned something new." – L.M. (May 2020)

"I enjoyed learning about Up, Down, and Slide sounds. It gives me another tool in my 'R Tool Box.' I liked The Worst Worm in the World passage - I will use it in therapy today!" – J.S. (Apr. 2020)

"Before taking this course I did not feel very confident in my ability to work with students to develop their abilities to articulate /r/. Now after completing this training I feel like I have the tools I need to teach students what they need to know in order to successfully master the /r/ sound. I loved the video clips of the students learning to use these techniques." – C.H. (Mar. 2020)

"I found the videos to be very helpful to help carry out different procedures. The entire course was beneficial!" – A.M. (Jan. 2020)

"Seeing real therapy sessions and the progression of progress made by the students was most beneficial. I liked the instruction and practice time given at the beginning of the video." – J.H. (Jan. 2020)

This presentation will focus on the "R Made Simple" Program for /r/ remediation. Other treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format:

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

Course Objectives

  1. To state the Up, Down & Slide Alphabet.
  2. To categorize which letters and sounds belong in each category of the Up, Down & Slide protocol.
  3. To identify correct tongue placement for each category and exercises to build muscle strength for the mastery of the 'R' sound.
  4. To analyze letters, words, picture cards, poems and stories using the Up, Down & Slide method.
  5. To apply the Up, Down & Slide methods to increase vocabulary and language skills.
  6. To apply the Up, Down & Slide methods to strengthen literacy skills.

Presenter & Disclosures

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 an ‘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 a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Nancy Geruntino is the 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.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

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Reviews

"I liked the amount of examples given."  S.H. (Nov. 2021)

"The course was very clear and well organized. The videos were great too." L. (Oct. 2021)

"I liked the analysis of the different /r/ sounds.  I like being able to practice analyzing the /r/ sounds." K.K. (Oct. 2021)

"I liked the tactile cue, and the analyzing of sounds to implement into daily therapy sessions. A new approach to something I've been working on for a long time." T.J. (Oct. 2021)

"The presented method for remediation of the /r/sound was new and interesting. I am looking forward to trying this method with my clients.  The course was well organized. The presenter was thorough in her presentation of the information." B.K. (Aug. 2021)

"The stream-lined approach to teaching /r/ was helpful for my daily practice.  The course was short, sweet, and affordable." M.M. (Aug. 2021)

"A review of the entire program to work with my articulation students on /r/.  Nancy was very thorough and reviewing the progress of the program." S.C. (July 2021)

"The handouts and use of videos and functional activities that can be used for different ages of the student were very good." F.F. (July 2021)

"The category positions- Ups, Downs, Slides and cues for tongue placement before producing the "r" sound will be beneficial for my daily practice.  Presentation of material was organized and spoken with clarity. I loved the videos and the handouts!!!" R.A.H. (July 2021)

"I appreciated how the course walked through all the elements of the program and gave many examples of words to analyze as well as videos of real treatment sessions." – A.B. (May 2021)

“The video examples that helped to understand how to implement the program,  and the evidence of such great progress with the students were very beneficial.” – J.C. (Mar. 2021)

“I loved the way the instructor modeled her program. All the information she provided was very helpful. The knowledge I am taking away from this program is extraordinary!” – S.K. (Feb. 2021)

“I enjoyed the videos demonstrating the therapy in action.” – B.D. (Jan. 2021)

“The therapy examples were amazing!!! Great to see it all in action.” – T.S. (Dec. 2020)

“This is a new way to address the /r/ sound and pair it with reading.” – E.B. (Oct. 2020)

“My students struggle with /r/ - this is a new and unique way to look at /r/ production that I can pass on to my students immediately!” – K.K. (Aug. 2020)

“I especially liked the strategy of teaching the /r/. It seems to be much more simplistic than the way I was teaching it and hopefully will be easier for children to learn. The motor-planning aspect of up, down, and slide movements are going to be beneficial to teaching the /r/ sound in a new way in my daily practice.” – M.B. (Jul. 2020)

“Actually seeing her work with students to develop the treatment plan and outline was AMAZING. The best PD I've ever received because I got to see her actually doing it!”– S.S. (Jun. 2020)

"I appreciated viewing r therapy in a new way and that I learned something new." – L.M. (May 2020)

"I enjoyed learning about Up, Down, and Slide sounds. It gives me another tool in my 'R Tool Box.' I liked The Worst Worm in the World passage - I will use it in therapy today!" – J.S. (Apr. 2020)

"Before taking this course I did not feel very confident in my ability to work with students to develop their abilities to articulate /r/. Now after completing this training I feel like I have the tools I need to teach students what they need to know in order to successfully master the /r/ sound. I loved the video clips of the students learning to use these techniques." – C.H. (Mar. 2020)

"I found the videos to be very helpful to help carry out different procedures. The entire course was beneficial!" – A.M. (Jan. 2020)

"Seeing real therapy sessions and the progression of progress made by the students was most beneficial. I liked the instruction and practice time given at the beginning of the video." – J.H. (Jan. 2020)

"I found the practice words with explanations very helpful as well as the videos watching the program in action from the beginning. I can use this program immediately with my students." – K..W. (Dec. 2019)

"I loved the videos of the therapy sessions. This helped see the program's use in action. I also like all the practical suggestions for therapy techniques and activities." – M.M. (Dec. 2019)

"The new approach for teaching the production of R is very informative and appears to be an effective technique. The video clips were very helpful. I really liked seeing the progress from the beginning stages of the program to the ending stages of the program." – T.C. (Nov. 2019)

"I had never heard of this method before, and I'm excited to try it! I liked the bran new information that's actually applicable in practice!!" – K.P. (Oct. 2019)

"Learning the different tongue positions and names for the placement of the tongue for 'r' and using thumb exercises for increasing awareness and for placment support/cues was most helpful. Great videos to demonstrate the program. I also enjoyed all of the practice activities to help gain understanding of the sound placement - up, down, slide, combination. I think it was a great course." – S.L. (Sept. 2019)

"I found the case examples and practice examples quite informative. Seeing the program in action with real students who demonstrated challenges with all forms of /r/ was informative, and it was wonderful to see them build their skills with /r/. I loved how the program was used in conjunction with language and literacy tasks." – J.D. (Aug. 2019)

"It was all good. I enjoyed learning this new approach for teaching the /r/ sound. This course was very interesting, well introduced, and simple to understand. My students will enjoy learning this method." – G.G. (July 2019)

"I liked that I can apply the course info right away to my daily practice. Specifically, the discussions on categorizing the sounds as ups, downs, and slides and use of thumb pressure for lingual placement." – L.L. (June 2019)

"I loved the therapy videos with the three different boys at three different stages (and all different personalities)! I had never thought of how many different ways the vowelized r sounds could be spoken. I have always taught it together; now I will change my plan." – C.D. (May 2019)

"I enjoyed learning about the use of the procedure within a linguistic context. I liked learning about how to apply the principles to language tasks." – E.V. (Apr. 2019)