R Solutions: From Capability to Carryover

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Presenter: Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

Course Preview:
Most children and adults who distort the production, form the sound with labored puckered lips and a lowered, relaxed tongue. So just why do they do that? And whats an SLP to do to counteract these characteristics and replace the inaccurate sound with a desirable that generalizes with ease?

In this 3-hour course"R" Solutions: From Capability to Carryover you'll discover how to apply practical, little known facts critical not only in analysis, but also to formulating a good and organizing a remediation process that clearly sequences your therapy from capability strategies to carryover completion.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify critical components of the back-up 'r' and retroflex 'r'.
  • Analyse the process of the distorted /R/.
  • List sausal factors and how to therapeutically compensate for them.
  • Demonstrate the new /r/ 'stim' techniques.
  • Identify the sequence specific capability tasks that leads to the desirable /r/--even for the tough cases.
  • Identify the steps to effectively solidify the new /r/ production and achieve generalization.

This course includes a complete 35 page Handout that can be printed and used for your reference and note-taking.

About Char: Char Boshart is a therapist, seminar presenter, author, podcast host, and president of Speech Dynamics. She graduated with her Masters from Western Michigan University and began her career in the public schools. Since that time, she’s worked many years in the schools, in the clinical setting, private practice, and as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Loma Linda University.

Since 1993, she has presented numerous well-received articulation and language presentations through Speech Dynamics, SpeechTherapypd.com, as well as through the Bureau of Education and Research (BER).  She writes a weekly blog called “Therapy Matters” and is the host of the podcast, The Speech Link, and is the author of the well-received book, The Easy R.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:
60 min:
In-Depth Analysis of /r/ Production
The Distorted “r”
“R” Analysis Questions and Answers

60 min:
The Therapy Framework
Oral Sensory Analysis
Oral Resting Postures Analysis and Therapy
Activities to Generate Oral Capability for /r/ Production

60 min:
Production Elicitation for a Back-Up /r/ and a Retroflex /r/
Production Solidification
Production Carryover

Disclosure Statement for Char Boshart:
Financial:  Ms. Boshart is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.  She is also a consultant and ASHA CEU Administrator for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium and compensation, as well as the owner of Speech Dynamics Inc. from which she receives salary compensation.
Nonfinancial:  No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
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