This morning was Mattia's first time with her palatometer device. It's hard to tell from this picture but there is a retainer type device placed against her upper teeth with tiny chips that sensor the placement of Tia's tongue. Connected to the computer is a picture of the top of the mouth with dots which light up as you move your tongue.
Today, Tia practiced moving her tongue to certain spots according to a preprogrammed test and then she worked on the "r" sound which requires her to use the back of the top of her mouth along with the letter "e" which she cn do with "e" but not with "r". But within 10 minutes she was seeing how to move the tongue and scored correctly with the "r" .