Final Consonant Deletion Minimal Pairs Toolkit


Do you wish you had some fun and helpful therapy resources for the common phonological error of Final Consonant Deletion? This product takes you through a brief evidence overview, a minimal pairs therapy flowchart, and how to introduce the concept of final consonants using a story. The toolkit also includes fun activities, word lists, and 88 quality color and black and white minimal pairs cards to take the stress out of therapy planning.

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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:
❶ — Understand the steps in minimal pairs therapy
❷ — Complete familiarization and auditory discrimination tasks in a print or digital format
❸ — Get a list of multisensory activity ideas to help teach the concept
❹ — Have a set of high-quality minimal cards
❺ — Use the print or digital story to introduce the phonological cues
❻ — 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 your 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? You get a discount when you purchase the complete Minimal Pairs Toolkit

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)

✅ — 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

What SLP’s like you are saying:
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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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.

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10 reviews for Final Consonant Deletion Minimal Pairs Toolkit

  1. Sophia Whitt

    This toolkit was so helpful! Filled with fun activities and EBP!

    • Rebecca Reinking

      Glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving feedback.

  2. Elizabeth R. (verified owner)

    This resource has been really helpful! The story has helped the idea of final consonants “click” for a lot of my students.

  3. Kelsey B. (verified owner)

    This is a great resource for students with phonological processing disorder. this visuals are great and the kids really love to read the story.

  4. Ellen H. (verified owner)

    Woot woot! Now my kiddo can see the difference between a word with or without a final consonant! We also used it to test his auditory comprehension- now that I know he can hear the difference between words with and without final consonants (he points at them as I say them), we can move on to his use!

  5. Katelyn O. (verified owner)

    This is the 3rd or 4th set of minimal pairs cards that I have purchased from Adventures in Speech Pathology and I am always pleased with the product. The pictures are bright and are easy to store. I find that students are able to quickly catch on to the concept of minimal pairs and the variety of sounds that are offered in the pack is perfect.

  6. Rhonda W. (verified owner)

    I have been looking for a new analogy to teach FCD and this is perfect! Very engaging for my kiddos. I love that is have print and no print options so I can send it home for home practice as well. Thanks so much!

  7. Caroline B. (verified owner)

    Love this resource! So many grab and go activities to work with my students Final consonant deletion. Really helped save on planning.

  8. Carlie R. (verified owner)

    I have this resource & the one for fronting. They have both been super helpful as they provide no prep way to use minimal pairs for students with severe phono issues. Definitely recommend!

  9. Karen M. (verified owner)

    I use these minimal pair toolkits every. single. day. The story is a great introduction to the skill and to the language you will be using with the kiddos to describe the sounds. The minimal pair pictures are clear and most of my clients catch on to the words represented easily. These make for great activities in session and easy homework to send home. Highly recommend!

  10. Megan K. (verified owner)

    Great resource to help my kiddos learn their “tail” sounds. Working with minimal pairs really helps my students understand how one sound can change the meaning of the word they are trying to produce.

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