Fronting & Backing Minimal Pairs Toolkit


If you see children whose phonological errors include fronting and you want to use minimal pairs therapy to address it, this toolkit is the perfect start point! It will give you all the tools you need to get therapy started including high-quality minimal pairs cards, multisensory activity ideas, and auditory discrimination tasks, as well as an engaging story that will explain the concepts in a child-friendly way for your students. For your peace-of-mind and confidence, there is also evidence-based information about minimal pairs therapy and the steps involved. This resource truly has been designed to save you time and give you everything you need to feel prepared and confident.

(3 customer reviews)


Have you ever tried minimal pairs therapy for fronting 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 front and back 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 Front sounds and Back 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 Front and Back 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:

  • Initial T-K (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • Initial D-G initial (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • Initial SH-S (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • Final T-K (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • Final D-G (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • Final SH-S (4 pairs – 8 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 Fronting Story’ which introduces the metalinguistic concepts of front and back sounds.
✅ — A digital copy set of cards for familiarization and auditory discrimination

What SLP’s like you are saying:
I LOVE using this resource to target fronting. I can just see in my student’s eyes when it “clicks”. The visuals are perfect and I highly recommend this resource overall!

This resource just has everything you need as an SLP to teach fronting to a client. The amount of time, work, and knowledge that went into this product is clearly evident.

I used the fronting story recently and it really seemed to click for my client! She engaged really well with it and it has set her up really well for therapy! I’ll definitely be using this again!

Oh my word, what a fantastic find! And best of all: NO PRINT ON iPAD!

AMAZING resource!!! Love using this with my pre-K client! It has made so much of a difference

If you are looking for some more in this series then look at:

• The discounted bundle – this includes everything you see below at a sale price!
‘S’ Cluster Reduction
Final Consonant Deletion

This is a digital file and is licensed for one person to use. Upon purchase, you will receive a link to download the product. 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.

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3 reviews for Fronting & Backing Minimal Pairs Toolkit

  1. emilykeen (verified owner)

    I love this resource! Along with the complexity approach resources from AISP this is probably my most used! The children love the concept story and it really helps them to understand. The pictures are also lovely and I find my children engage better with them than other cards I used previously.

  2. Bethany F. (verified owner)

    Really colorful to keep their attention! So many ways to use this: laminate and go, teletherapy, paper for take-home, etc. My kids have responded well to the front/back visuals and use these terms consistently in our sessions after the first time using this activity!

  3. Clare M. (verified owner)

    This resource by Adventures in Speech Pathology is pure GENIUS! They are everything from visually appealing to absolute quality! They make teaching speech sounds a breeze! Thank you so much Adventures in Speech Pathology, so phenomenal 🙂

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