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9 year old can't pronounce the letter "r"

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Anjelika Tue 11-Oct-16 14:02:11


Does anyone have any advice? I mentioned it to his teacher at the recent parents evening - she said she hadn't noticed it but would keep her eyes (or maybe ears!) open. I found a book devoted to the subject but it's over £25 on Amazon. Is this the sort of thing I would go to the GP about? It's every single word that starts with "r" and I worry that the other children might start taking the proverbial if we don't do something about it.

TIA, Anjelika

user1476140278 Tue 11-Oct-16 15:23:50

Speak to the GP about speech therapy. It's called Rhotacism and can be improved.

LilQueenie Tue 11-Oct-16 15:29:04

Speech therapy can work but a bully will bully regardless so don't worry too much on that front. They don't need a reason. I also had this problem. I still have it a bit but to be honest no one mentioned it - apart from a few family members who should have known better.

2014newme Tue 11-Oct-16 15:30:14

Speech therapy is what you need.

Anjelika Tue 11-Oct-16 21:22:59

Thanks for the replies folks. I will get a doctor's appointment booked in the morning.

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