Sounding out success: Speech therapy camp helps kids struggling with letter ‘r’

Speech language therapist Nichole Forbes helps children with their speech and hearing abilities at the Regina Speech Centre. (Angyl Ravyn Photography)

By Alex Johnson, CBC News, August 3, 2017 

‘It is a tricky sound,’ says speech language therapist and co-owner of the Regina Speech Centre

For some kids, certain words aren’t always easy to pronounce — but one Saskatchewan summer camp wants to help.

The Regina Speech Centre is offering an “Everything R” camp this summer, for children who have trouble pronouncing the letter “r.”

“It is a tricky sound. It’s very hard for some of our kids to produce,” said Nichole Forbes, a speech language therapist and co-owner of the Regina Speech Centre.

Running twice a week for six weeks, the camp assesses what children worked on during the previous school year. Campers play a variety of games which incorporate the letter “r.”

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