Ep. 84 - Unpacking the /R/ - Lindsey Hockel, MS, CCC-SLP of Speechy Things

June 20, 2023

In this episode, we are unpacking the /R/ with Lindsey Hockel, MS, CCC-SLP of Speechy Things! We discuss everything /R/—from physiology to assessments, treatment, and much more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (3:24) Lindsey’s Professional Background
  • (11:45) When most children will be able to pronounce /r/
  • (26:22) What happens physiologically in the mouth to make the /r/ sound
  • (36:59) What assessments when looking at /r/
  • (42:00) How to determine how much time will be needed to remediate
  • (45:59) What does treatment look like
  • (58:00) Learn more about /R/


Lindsey is the owner and creator of Speechy Things, LLC. She specializes in the /R/ sound and currently sees a small private caseload of “R kids.” Lindsey knows exactly how it feels to feel stuck and dread the /R/. Using her own clinical experience and a ridiculous amount of research, Lindsey now shares every tip and trick she possibly can help other SLPs break through barriers and “Rock the R.” She strives to ensure that every therapy material, speaking engagement, and training video provided by Speechy Things is informative, evidence-based, and even, dare we say, fun. On a personal note, Lindsey believes in progress over perfection, dancing like no one is watching, and, above all, free shipping.

Website: speechythings.com

IG: https://www.instagram.com/speechythings/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/speechythings

R assessment: https://speechythings.com/product/r-assessment/

Teaching r: https://speechythings.com/product/teaching-r/

Coarticulation cards: https://www.bjoremspeech.com/products/r-coarticulation

About the Show

Host - Jennifer Martin

Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 

Music - Aidan Dykes
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