How Can Parents Help
We love Parents!
Parents are always the first and best teachers of their children.
So parents, when it comes the R sound, we at BITE-R say “We’ve got this one!” Relax. You have the homework of school, the after school activities and all of the activities that go with being a parent. “We’ve got this one!”
We know when it comes to the R sound and progress is limited, everyone wants to help.
We know that your child may not be able to imitate the R but can recognize when someone else’s R sound isn’t said correctly. Your child may be able to say the R sound in one word, but not in another with the same sounds! Your child can be inconsistent in producing a clear R-word once and then say it incorrectly the next time.
This is frustrating! To the child…to the Parents and, honestly to the speech-language pathologist.
Here is what will happen as your child uses the device with the school speech-language pathologist:
1) Almost instantly your child will become aware of his/her tongue. The tension band on the Bite-R allows your child to finally feel what they should be doing with their tongue.
2) Next, your child will develop a tongue position that helps them create better R sounds that they can actually repeat outside of therapy.
3) Carryover happens without the child being aware of it…which makes it perfect for both you and the child.
We’ve got this one!