I’ve gotten several questions lately about the dreaded vocalic R. I get it. Vocalic R is… complicated. There are so many of them (AIR, EAR,
Karla (or Carla) is my absolute favorite “first word” for the R sound. It’s one of those magical words that seem to really make it easier for people to produce a beautiful R. Why? It’s a stellar facilitating context. Let’s break it down…
There is a mountain of research that discusses the benefits of using biofeedback for residual errors such as the R sound. (Check out anything from
I’m a pediatric SLP who specializes in the R sound. Fun fact- I actually used to dread the R but after dedicating a lot (like… a lot a lot) of time to researching and troubleshooting… I now love it! So much, in fact, that I currently spend my days treating “R kids” via my private practice and creating R resources and continuing education for SLPs via Speechy Things. I’m so glad you found me! Let’s “Rock the R” together!