There’s not much that I can do with you in this course that will allow you to feel some of
the frustration that students with speech or language deficits encounter on a daily
basis. But, I did come up with one simulation. For a period of one (1) hour, I want you
to make normal conversation, but during this hour, you are not to say a word that has
the sound /r/ in it. You should do this at a time when you will have occasion to speak,
however, you may not want to do this in the working/placement environment. When
you have finished the simulation, write a two (2) page paper describing how the
simulation affected you. Did it cause frustration in you? In others? What about your
rate of speech? How long did it take you to form your thoughts?