R Remediation Therapy

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Presenter: Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP

This 1-hour video seminar presents an abbreviated, but  thorough highly effective, sequential strategies on treating /r/ cases.  
It covers the three important components of /r/:  the placement, tension, and the resonance chamber.
It includes analyze, how to establish an oral capability baser to stimulate a good /r/ (back-up or retroflex), and how to solidify new productions and generate conversational carryover.  It primarily focuses on the cognitively aware second grade child through elementary and older.


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

  • Describe understanding of the two /r/ production styles.
  • Effectively assess the differences and characteristics of a distorted /r/.
  • Perform at least 10 capability-based therapy techniques.
  • Implement solidification methods to successfully establish the /r/ motor pattern.
  • Perform at least 5 generalization techniques to finalize treatment.
About Char: Char Boshart, MA CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career. 
Char began her career in the public schools in the early 70’s with a caseload of over 110 children.  Since then, she has worked many years in the public schools, developed and ran her own private practice, and, for seven years was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Loma Linda University in southern California. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques has evolved into the development of several practical articulation publications, videos (articulation and language), and articles.

You can find Char at: charboshart.com

Additional Information
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEU (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
15 minutes: Section I:  About Production & Analysis - 
Production Elements, The Back-Up /r/, The Retroflex /r/, and Two Motoric Styles to Move into the /r/ Position

45 minutes: Section II:  R Therapy - How to Lay the Groundwork, Oral Capability Tasks, Evoking a Good /r/,  “R” Solidification Techniques and “R” Carryover Strategies

Disclosure Statement:
Financial: Char Boshart is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive compensation.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist. 

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