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February 2015 - Posts

Speech in the Schools

Compensatory Articulation for /r/
February 23, 2015 2:17 PM by Teresa Roberts
Compensatory articulation means that we can produce a sound in more than one way. We can use different configurations of our tongue, jaw, lips, etc. to form a target sound. This target sound is perceived to be the same sound by a listener regardless of Read More...
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Vowel /r/: Starting with the Vowel
February 16, 2015 1:03 PM by Teresa Roberts
Vowel /r/ distortions are common and often challenging to remediate. We may benefit from starting with the underlying vowel and then re-introducing the /r/. In the United States, we generally have a rhotic /r/, where the vowel is “colored” (changed) by Read More...
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Ideas: The Power of Sharing
February 11, 2015 10:01 AM by Teresa Roberts
Each time we work with a client, we are learning about successful intervention and so are our clients. When a target is met, a good idea has been implemented – and when we share credit for these ideas, everyone blooms. Developing a generous and giving Read More...
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Learning with Small Steps
February 3, 2015 9:36 AM by Teresa Roberts
When I was in middle school, I liked running and signed up for track team. When we met with the coach, she pointed to a far away water tower that was a tiny speck in the distance. “At the end of the season, you will be running to the water tower and back,” Read More...
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    Speech in the Schools
    Occupation: School-based speech-language pathologists
    Setting: Traditional and specialized K-12 classrooms
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