Cluster Reduction Help Sheets – BUNDLE

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Have you ever had a child who is struggling to blend consonant clusters on your caseload? You know the benefits of working on clusters but you both feel stuck in therapy! If you have ever felt this way, this is the bundle for you! Covering ‘s’, ‘l’ and ‘r’ clusters, and using forward and backward chaining cues as well as multisensory cueing, this bundle will provide you with an abundance of resources that have been specifically designed to help achieve success with blending complex clusters. Useful for children with a range of speech sound disorders, this bundle is sure to give you extra confidence when teaching complex clusters.

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We know that working on clusters can make significant gains in speech intelligibility, but often they can be hard to teach and even harder for a child to blend together. This bundle featuring /s/, /l/ and /ɹ/ clusters breaks down the complex cluster into smaller, manageable parts so that the child can achieve success. Using multisensory cueing as well as forward and backward chaining, you can try various types of cues to see which ones help your student! These cues can be helpful for children with a range of speech sound disorders, including phonological impairment and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

➊–Cues to break down a complex word (featuring clusters) into smaller, manageable parts.
❷–To try different types of cues, and nothing has helped “click”.
❸–Additional cues while using the complexity approach, minimal pairs, or cycles approach, to teach the cluster.
❹–To support students with motor planning challenges (e.g., CAS) that require specific cueing, coarticulation, and support to sequence clusters.

There are three different sheets and cues for each /s/, /l/ and /ɹ/:
1. Backward chaining (e.g., key, key, key, ski)
2. Forward chaining (e.g., fffffflake)
3. Flashcards with visual cues

Multisensory Cueing:
We know that children learn differently, and these Cluster Help Sheets give you multiple options for teaching /s/, /l/ and /ɹ/ clusters. Teach your child that they have to use their /b/ sound when they see the bouncing ball visual or a /f/ sound when they see a bunny teeth picture. You might like to tap or trace with your finger to reinforce the continual airflow and need to join the first sound to the rest of the word. This helps the child break down the word into smaller, manageable speech units to help the child to “hear” the individual sounds or syllables within the word.

✅ — Includes support for 19 clusters: /sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, bl, fl, gl, kl, pl, bɹ, dɹ, fɹ, gɹ, kɹ, pɹ, tɹ/
✅ — Additional voiced options for /sk, sp, st/
✅ — 43 x Forward Chaining Sheets for all clusters
✅ — 43 x Backward Chaining Sheets for all clusters
✅ — 254 flashcards for each cluster
✅ — Over 250 pages of color + b&w pages provided

⭐ Click on each link below to see the content of each product – they have recently been updated with NEW pictures and are in color and black & white!⭐

What SLP’s like you are saying:
❝ So helpful with the older phono kids who also struggle with phonological awareness❞

❝ Great visuals. Great content. Thorough word lists covered… GREAT overall❞

❝ Perfect for fading out the verbal models❞

MPORTANT INFORMATION: This is a digital file and is licensed for one person to use. Printing and assembly of the product may be required. For more information about single-person use, please refer to our Terms of Use.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rebecca Reinking is an SLP who works privately with children who have speech sound disorders. She has a particular interest in phonological interventions and strives to connect and collaborate with speech scientists to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice.

2 reviews for Cluster Reduction Help Sheets – BUNDLE

  1. Blair

    This is an amazing resource. It is incredibly effective to provide students high frequency practice of L blends. These also make great homework sheets. I value the opportunity to practice one Cluster at a time. I often probe across worksheets (FL, CL, BL…) to see which my students are stimulable for to select which one to practice first. I also find this worksheet doubles as an opportunity to work on phonological awareness skills! This is a really unique and effective set of worksheets and a great value!

  2. Becky (verified owner)

    This is such an effective resource for practicing blends. They’re beautifully presented- clear and easy for caregivers to use at home too! A great addition to my therapy toolkit! Thank you!

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