How to Pronounce that Pesky R Sound

Updated: Feb 9

July 21, 2018


Do you know that the R sound is one of the most commonly used sounds in English? No wonder we notice when our kids can't accurately pronounce it. Typically, the R sound is one of the last sounds that children acquire and usually not maturing until age ages 6 or 7, as you can see in the speech sound developmental chart posted below.  Since kids learn to pronounce it later on, I often hear parents saying, “Oh, just wait. It will get better on it's own.” In many cases it will, but sometimes, children need a bit of extra help.

A good place to start is at home. But teaching how to pronounce the R sound is particularly tricky. So we've created a video to show you in 3 easy steps how to help your child produce this sound correctly.


There are also 3 cards included as a visual cue.


















If you need a bit of extra help, feel free to contact the speech language pathologists at Better Speech.


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