Targeting Vocalic /R/ and /K/

by Ms Natalie B the SLP

Price: 100 points or $1 USD

Subjects: articulation

Grades: 2,3,4,5,6

Description: This deck is for students who have trouble producing vocalic /r/ (e.g., /r/ following a vowel). The /k/ sound provides a stable point of articulation for the /r/ sound, as the tongue moves from the velar position of /k/ to the retroflex position of /r/. This transition can help speakers who have difficulty producing the /r/ sound on its own by providing additional support and guidance for the tongue placement. So, in words like "work," "fork," or "park," the /k/ sound acts as a supportive anchor for the subsequent /r/ sound, facilitating its production. This coarticulation of /k/ and /r/ can make the /r/ sound clearer and more distinct in speech, particularly for individuals who find it challenging to pronounce /r/ in isolation.