Have you ever tried minimal pairs therapy for final consonant deletion and found that your students don’t understand what you are asking them to do? What if you could read your student a story that explains their speech errors in a child-friendly manner (introducing the idea of tail sounds), and then pair it with visuals and concepts that you can use to cue your student throughout the therapy process.
DOWNLOAD this toolkit if you want to:
Understand the steps in minimal pairs therapy
Complete familiarization and auditory discrimination tasks in a print or digital format
Get a list of multisensory activity ideas to help teach the concept
Have a set of high-quality minimal cards
Use the print or digital story to introduce the phonological cues
Evidence-based information about minimal pairs therapy
This resource is intended to be the STARTING PLACE for minimal pairs therapy.
FIRST Introduce the concept that there are tail sounds by reading the child-friendly story and completing some of the hands-on learning activities.
NEXT By using the print or digital version, complete familiarization and auditory discrimination activities so that you students understand and can hear the difference between the pairs.
THEN Use these tail sound concepts as cues as you engage in drill-play games using the beautifully illustrated minimal pairs cards.
DID YOU KNOW that this resource is part of a six-series bundle? Purchase the complete
Word targets in this packet:
• Plosives ‘p’, ‘b’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘k’ (4 pairs per sound – 40 cards)
• Fricatives ‘s’, ‘z’, ‘f’, ‘v’ (4 pairs per sound – 32 cards)
• Nasals ‘m’, ‘n’ (4 pairs per sound – 16 cards)
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKET?
✅ — Evidence-based practice rationales and minimal pairs flowchart
✅ — Multisensory activities to help support the phonological concept.
✅ — Minimal pairs word lists
✅ — Front and Back Sound visuals (in various sizes to fit on task boxes etc.)
✅ — 88 minimal pairs cards in color + black and white
✅ — A print and digital copy called ‘My Tail Sound Story’ which introduces the metalinguistic concepts of tail sounds.
✅ — A digital copy set of cards for familiarization and auditory discrimination
Feedback from SLP’s like you:
“I absolutely love this resource!!! It is such a cute story for little ones that makes them understand the “tail” sounds!”
“This really helped to explain the concept of final consonant deletion to my client. He has struggled to understand the concept previously so this is a game-changer for us in therapy. Thanks :)”
“I wish I’d bought this sooner! I introduced this to a couple of my kiddos and it instantly clicked! No more FCD!! Well worth purchasing this product!”
“Really “clicked” for a lot of my students! The visual and the story helped them understand the parts of our words so much for than when I’d write it orthographically or say it to them! Now, we can use little animals and they use the tail as a visual to say the final sound. Amazing!”
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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.
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