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Q: I attended your R course recently. It was wonderful! But I am stuck with one client. He has achieved a Tip R, but not a Back R. How much longer should I spend trying to help him get a Back R?
If the Tip R works to get the sound quality you want, then that’s what you do, and you forget about the Back R. It does not matter which one he gets.
Focus on what he can do. Make most of the session about what he is doing correctly. Review the slides from the class about working slowly and carefully on whatever he can do correctly. Build the program carefully from what he is doing right. DON’T jump to a whole bunch of different R words. Stick to what he has, and move in to words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs with the R’s he is doing correctly.