Bite and 'R' Production

I have always been under the impression that bite plays no part in 'r' therapy.

Student has no diagnosed syndrome, no structural anomaly, hearing WNL. Student's previous SLP brushed off student's incorrect 'r' as an error due to underbite. I disagree.

Am I missing the boat? I believe that I should work with the student.

Your opinion?

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Apr 20, 2022
by: Anonymous

Yes!!! I noticed the same thing!
The comment previous to this mentioned that /r/ and teeth have no relation...

HOWEVER, to make and /r/ properly your teeth should not be touching or super close to each other. I have noticed that with an overbite, the student is not able to keep his mouth open the proper distance to produce a correct /r/.

Jan 15, 2013
I agree
by: Hollie Barber M.S. CCC-SLP

In my opinion, bite shouldn't matter either. Your teeth are not even closed during /r/ production. I say treat him!

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