Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ansie | 2010-07-26

Q.

R-sound

What can I do to help my son (7) to say the r-sound. He is now in his 3rd year of speech therapy and still no ''r''. I know they are concentrating on other problems regarding his speech more at this stage since they believe the ''r'' will come. Personally I feel all the other things will fall into place as soon as the ''r'' comes... I took him to a specialist who confirmed that there is nothing physically wrong with his tongue or palate.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You are doing and have done all the important things to help your son.Perhaps getting a second opinion from another speech therapist may help as he has had speech therapy with his present therapist for 3 years with no improvement.

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