Initial Consonant Deletion Minimal Pairs Toolkit


If you work with children with the error pattern Initial Consonant Deletion and have decided to use the minimal pairs approach, this toolkit is for you! It will give you all the tools you need to get therapy started, including high-quality minimal pairs cards, multisensory activity ideas, auditory discrimination tasks, and an engaging story that will explain the concepts in a child-friendly way for your students. This evidence-based, informed product covers the steps in minimal pairs therapy needed to give you confidence in delivering your treatment. This product has been designed to save you time and provide you with everything you need to feel prepared and be successful in therapy.

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Have you ever tried minimal pairs therapy for initial 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 starting and hiding 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 starting and hiding 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 this starting and hiding 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 for Less Common Patterns.
Word targets in this packet:
  •  -ice vs. consonant sounds (6 cards)
  •  -in vs. consonant sounds (8 cards)
  •  -eat vs. consonant sounds (8 cards)
  •  -ache vs. consonant sounds (8 cards)
  •  -at vs. consonant sounds (8 cards)
  •  -eye vs. consonant sounds (8 cards)
  •  -ate vs. consonant sounds (8 cards)
  •  -ill vs. consonant sounds (6 cards)
  •  -aim vs. consonant sounds (6 cards)
✅ — Evidence-based practice rationales and minimal pairs flowchart
✅ — Multisensory activities to help support the phonological concept.
✅ — Minimal pairs word lists
✅ — Starting and Hiding Sound visuals (in various sizes to fit on task boxes etc.) 
✅ — 66 minimal pairs cards in color + black and white
✅ — A print and digital copy called  ‘My Starting and Hiding Sound Story’ that introduces the metalinguistic concepts of starting and hiding sounds. 
✅ — A digital copy set of cards for familiarization and auditory discrimination
If you are looking for some more in this series:
1. Save 10% on the Minimal Pairs Toolkit Bundle for Less Common Patterns. This contains x6 minimal pairs toolkits for less common phonological patterns.
2. Save 15% and purchase The Complete Minimal Pairs Toolkit Bundle. This contains x12 minimal pairs toolkits for the most common phonological patterns you treat.

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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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4 reviews for Initial Consonant Deletion Minimal Pairs Toolkit

  1. Emma G. (verified owner)

    This resource is another staple in my room. We use it often, it’s easy to prep and go, and it’s highly engaging. I’d highly recommend this resource!

  2. Clare T. (verified owner)

    Another great resource from AISP. Great for both initial consonant deletion and initial phoneme collapse minimal pairs and multiple oppositions activities.

  3. Ashley W. (verified owner)

    Great visual and tools for initial consonant deletion. It can be so tricky to treat and this helped with my young students.

  4. Lauren W. (verified owner)

    Your resources are ALWAYS well organized, easy to follow and use, and very effective – this one is no different. Thanks!!

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