About Mirla G. Raz

I am an Arizona licensed speech pathologist and am certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I have been in private practice for over 30 years working extensively with children who have speech and language problems. I received my Master’s degree from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. After graduation, I decided that I need sun and warmth and so headed south to work for the Volusia County Schools in Daytona Beach Florida. The next year I moved to California where I was offered a job working for the Los Angeles Unified School District in the severe oral language handicapped program. My next move was to UCLA where I worked in the department of Clinical Linguistics at the Neuropsychiatric Institute. In 1981, I moved to Arizona where I went into private practice. It gives me tremendous satisfaction to know that I have helped hundreds of children gain normal speech and language skills.

Interested in Reviewing a Book?


Hi SLPs, I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! We recently returned from a great 3 week trip to Israel, Sicily and the Amalfi coast. We visited friends and family in Israel and then headed to wedding in Taormina, Sicily. It was a spectacular affair. I was surprised at how rugged Sicily is. [...]

Interested in Reviewing a Book?2019-07-18T21:08:31+00:00

The Key to Getting a Child to Say the /r/ Sound


The best way to get a child to say the /r/ sound is whatever way works. Having said this, there are strategies that promote quicker acquisition of /r/.  How to Teach a Child to Say the "R" Sound in 15 Easy Lessons, focuses on lifting the tongue tip up and back. A second popular approach [...]

The Key to Getting a Child to Say the /r/ Sound2017-12-20T20:02:57+00:00

Social Detective App Review


Social Detective Intermediate was developed SLPs Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke. It is a follow up to Social Detective Beginner, an app I have not reviewed. The purpose of Social Detective Intermediate is to help students decode the thoughts and emotions of others and then predict what people may say or do in specific [...]

Social Detective App Review2017-12-10T19:35:29+00:00

New Articulation App Review


I hope you are all doing well. It has been a long time since I have reviewed apps. To make up for my absence, I will be reviewing one app today and posting another next week. :) I'll start with an articulation app called Boo Articulation Helper. Boo Articulation Helper was developed by Thomas Ljungblad, [...]

New Articulation App Review2017-12-10T19:35:29+00:00

Stuttering Tips for Parents


This week I wrote I wrote a post for Teresa Sadowki's blog The School Speech Therapist.  In it, I give SLPs tips that they can pass on to parents of preschoolers who stutter. You can find the post at: http://www.theschoolspeechtherapist.com/stopping-the-stuttering-trajectory-in-the-preschool-years/

Stuttering Tips for Parents2017-12-10T19:35:29+00:00

Do Autistic Children Benefit from Tech Tools?


Hello again! It has been a very long time. I drifted away from the blog when I became busy with other projects. One project I completed was a course that is now available through Northern Speech Services (NSS). The course is Stopping the Stuttering Trajectory in the Preschool Years. It is a solid beginner-intermediate course for SLPs [...]

Do Autistic Children Benefit from Tech Tools?2017-12-10T19:35:29+00:00

Information on Home Use of Speech Therapy Tools


In December, 2014, I was contacted by a company called Software Advice bringing my attention to an article by one of their writers, Gaby Loria, entitled, "Patient Home Usage of Speech Therapy Software IndustryView l 2014." I thought I would share some of the online survey's results with you. The Key Findings: Three-quarters (74%) of [...]

Information on Home Use of Speech Therapy Tools2017-12-10T19:35:30+00:00

Create Your Own App With This Impressive App


                                 As I write this I am wondering if app developers for for all kinds of educational materials will become obsolete. Highly unlikely but the thought is satisfying after my experiences. Those who are familiar with my early posts know that not [...]

Create Your Own App With This Impressive App2017-12-10T19:35:30+00:00

Try Correcting These 3 Sounds Together


                            One of the ways to speed up the progress of a child through therapy is to find therapy compatible sounds. These are sounds that one can correct at the same time. I have found that the /s/, "sh," "ch" and "j" are just [...]

Try Correcting These 3 Sounds Together2017-12-10T19:35:30+00:00

Tackling Those Stubborn /k/ and /g/ Sounds


                                     The news for /k/ and /g/ correction is bad and good. The bad news is that they can be difficult sounds for the child to acquire at the sound, consonant-vowel, vowel-consonant and word levels. The good news [...]

Tackling Those Stubborn /k/ and /g/ Sounds2017-12-10T19:35:30+00:00

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