Final Consonant Deletion using Multiple Oppositions



There are different therapy approaches that you can use to teach final consonants for children who exhibit final consonant deletion. This packet takes a multiple oppositions approach where you will be contrasting the child’s error with up to 3 to 5 different contrasts. The goal of using multiple pairs (or contrasts) is that we can create more widespread and faster changes to the child’s speech sound system vs. teaching one pair at a time. With 28 different sets to choose from, you have a LOT of options for treating final consonants.

e.g., moo vs. mood, moose, moon
tea vs. teeth, tease, teach, team
bee vs. beep, bead, bees, beach, bean

❶ — Use an evidence-based approach to treating final consonant deletion
❷ — Want guidance on choosing a variety of speech sound target options
❸ — Have a set of high-quality color and B&W cards and pictures
❹ — List of simple therapy activities to use with the materials

As with most of our resources, you will also find additional information to help you feel more confident using this packet. We’ve included frequently asked questions (“Do I use all of the words in this pack?” and “How do you say these in therapy?”), charts and word lists to help you choose your targets and activity ideas.

✅ — Frequently asked questions on using this approach
✅ — Target selection chart and word list
✅ — Activities to use with the materials
✅ — 3 pair contrast cards (8 sets, e.g., moo vs. mood, moose, moon)
✅ — 4 pair contrast cards (8 sets, e.g., tea vs. teeth, tease, teach, team)
✅ — 5 pair contrast cards (12 sets e.g., bee vs. beep, bead, bees, beach, bean)
✅ — Both color and black and white options are available


“I just used this with a student that I’ve been working on final consonants with for a long time with many different strategies. This finally made it click. He had so much success with final consonants with one session with this strategy and these materials.”


We know that children learn differently. Browse through other materials and therapy approaches for treating final consonant deletion:

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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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