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Learning R with a Restricting Lingua Frenum
By Pam Marshalla
Q: Does a short frenulum interfere with “R” production?
A short frenum will prevent the client from learning what I call the “Tip R.” Most call it the “Retroflex R.” But a short frenum should not prevent the client from learning a “Back R.” My book called Successful R Therapy describes these two different positions for this elusive phoneme.