Speech Therapy for ‘r’ ages 9-15

Does your child have trouble saying the ‘r’ sound?

Some speakers have trouble with the “r” sound even after months or years of therapy. Studies have shown that both traditional and computer-based therapy methods are helpful in treating speech sound errors. We are comparing these therapy methods to find out which is more effective.

Using computer-based therapy to treat speech sound errors

Participants will receive:

  • A speech and language evaluation
  • FREE speech lessons if eligible


  • English-speaking children
  • Ages 9-15
  • History of speech therapy

This study is being run as an in-person study with visits taking place in the Speech Production Lab at the Syracuse University’s South Campus (621 Skytop Road, Suite 1200; Syracuse, New York  13244). If you are outside of the Central New York area, please contact the lab at the email address below to inquire about other research studies.

Parent Information r study

Sign up for the r study

Questions? E-mail  speechproductionlab@syr.edu    Or call (315) 443-1351

Principal Investigator: Jonathan Preston, PhD CCC-SLP
BRANY IRB approved

Consent and Child Assent documents for randomized controlled trial.