SPEECH SOUNDS ADVENTURES: Miss R
Join Miss R as she takes a vacation from all the words. In this "choose your own adventure" book, see what happens when Mr. W fills in for her and have fun with Miss R along her journey. But be sure she makes it back to all the words by the end of the story!
Written by a Speech Language Pathologist as a fun way to help children with "R" sound pronunciation and phonemic awareness. This book also includes practice opportunities with "R" in the beginning, middle, and end positions of a variety of words.
Speech Sounds Adventures was created to accompany the Speech Sounds Visualized mobile app. This project originated out of the Speech Therapy Department at Pullman Regional Hospital, a critical access hospital in southeast Washington State that serves the area surrounding Whitman County in addition to the students and staff of Washington State University. Pullman Regional Hospital is known for its innovation in many areas and in 2013, established the Center for Learning & Innovation.
In 2016, Keri Jones, Speech and Language Pathologist, had an idea to merge video images with moving video fluoroscopy to accurately represent how speech sounds are formed. Through collaborative efforts with the Pullman Regional Hospital’s Center for Learning & Innovation and the imaging department, Gemiini Educational Systems, a radiologic health physicist, and an independent institutional review board, the project began to take shape.
In December 2017, Speech Sounds Visualized was launched as a mobile app in the Apple App Store and is currently available for Android as well.