Hi Sandra, I’ve been using your approach for /r/ (the NSS online course) very successfully with a 13 yo boy. He has totally mastered the pure “ER”. We just started /or/ words and he’s having a really tough time! Any tips you can suggest? When he says “corn” it sounds like “kern”, etc. Barn is “bern”. I tried having him practice “oh-ER”, then say it fast, but it falls apart. Thanks !
Hi, Did you follow the program in order? If you skipped something, it might be a factor. Otherwise, I would develop something for him like the following: 1. Is he a foe, Randy? (have him blend the long O in foe with the following ER in Randy). Then you are using skills he already has in his repertoir. 2. I hit my toe right on the sidewalk. (again, the long O co-articulates with the following ER in right. And you can drag out the transition at first…ooooerrrright, etc.) Notice I have NO competing R words at all in the sentences so that the focus is entirely on the new step. If you need help thinking up sentences, let me know…I am teaching my course this week so I am not as available as usual; try to create about 8 more sentences. I sure hope this helps. Let me know if you are confused or need additional ideas. My best, Sandra