K & G Sound Handbook | Comprehensive Elicitation Guide for SLPs


This 140-page, comprehensive elicitation guide for K & G sounds is designed to arm you with the knowledge and problem-solving skills to feel confident eliciting some of the trickiest sounds SLPs work on with young children. This guide details implementation pressure points to consider, how the K & G sounds are made, common errors to look out for, five different types of cues (100 individual cues in total), assessment probes, word lists, checklists, and all the tools you will need to work on a child’s best production of these sounds.

This handbook is designed for all levels of SLP experience and targeted towards individualizing therapy for the children on your caseload. If you have ever felt stuck in treatment for K & G sounds, we are confident there will be something new for you in this product.

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Do you have a child who struggles to produce the sounds /k/ or /g/, and despite your efforts, are still having difficulties communicating? It can be so frustrating when you feel stuck in therapy and are unsure of how to help your child. Instead of repeating the same cues and hoping for a breakthrough, there’s a better solution.

Introducing the K & G Sounds Handbook: a comprehensive guide featuring over 100 different cues designed to help your child elicit the /k/ and /g/ sounds.

Unlike other elicitation books, this handbook offers a wide range of cues, including verbal instructions, word lists, photographs, and visuals, all tailored to individualize the learning process for your child. We’ve combined this extensive resource with real-life clinical experience to empower you with the confidence to problem-solve and find the right cues that match your child’s specific speech sound challenges.

➊ — Expand your cueing toolbox and discover new tips and tricks to elicit the /k/ and /g/ sounds effectively.
➋ — Access various types of production and elicitation cues, perfect for supporting children with speech sound disorders.
➌ — Personalize cueing strategies based on your child’s individual needs and challenges.
❹ — Utilize assessment materials, including checklists, sound screeners, and probe word lists, to track progress and development.

With these two handbooks at your disposal, you’ll have a comprehensive resource to aid in teaching and eliciting the /k/ and /g/ sounds, featuring a variety of cues and strategies to suit your child’s individual needs and learning style.

⭐ If you prefer a visual overview of what’s inside the handbook and how it’s organized, we invite you to watch this clip. This walkthrough will give you a glimpse of the content and layout, ensuring that you can confidently make the right choice for your child’s speech therapy journey.

Included in this detailed digital download are two comprehensive handbooks—one dedicated to the /k/ sound (70 pages) and the other to the /g/ sound (70 pages). The content is organized into seven chapters, which are outlined below for your reference:

✅ — “How to” guide on using cues: This section provides an easy-to-understand overview of various types of cues, stimulability testing, and how to effectively combine cues in speech therapy. It also includes helpful checklists and do’s and don’ts to guide you through the process.
✅ — Making the /k/ & /g/ sounds: Here, we delve into the mechanics of producing the /k/ and /g/ sounds and highlight common errors to be mindful of during therapy. You’ll find a special /k/ and /g/ sound screener and our top five recommended cues to try initially.
✅ — Phonetic Cues: In this chapter, we explore four different types of phonetic cues and demonstrate how to incorporate them to assist children in producing the /k/ and /g/ sounds.
✅ — Metaphor Cues: We provide colorful flashcards to help explain these meaningful, child-friendly explanations to facilitate the learning of the target sound, phonological rule, or feature that the child needs to grasp.
✅ — Gestural Cues: With real photographs, we showcase various gestures and hand movements that you or the child can utilize to facilitate a clearer production of /k/ and /g/ sounds.
✅ — Shaping Cues: Building upon the sounds your child can already say, this chapter outlines how to progress through their strengths to achieve the desired /k/ and /g/ sounds.
✅ — Key Word Environments: This section offers word lists carefully selected to encourage and support the proper production of the /k/ and /g/ sounds in meaningful contexts.
OTHER HANDBOOKS IN THIS SERIES: Sh Sound Handbook and the L Sound Handbook.

To purchase for your school district, private practice, organization, or university, we offer a discounted lifetime license, allowing all current and future employees access to the handbook. Please contact [email protected] for more information and special licensing prices.


  • This is a digital file and is licensed for one person to use. For more information about single-person use, please refer to our Terms of Use.
  • This product contains comprehensive elicitation guides for both K & G sounds. Chapters 1-3 are the same for both sounds as they cover general information about elicitation and how to put these guides into practice. Chapters 4-7, which contain individualized cues for each sound, are different. Adventures in Speech Pathology has considered this partial duplication and has reflected this in the pricing for this product.

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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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17 reviews for K & G Sound Handbook | Comprehensive Elicitation Guide for SLPs

  1. Montana (verified owner)

    I am obsessed with this handbook! Rebecca has enriched my therapy skills over the years through her social media, but this feels like a bible to access her brain! So many fun ideas and different ways of teaching sounds to support a wide range of children’s skills. I can’t wait for the rest of the series to be ready to purchase!

  2. Charlie Strutt (verified owner)

    This has been invaluable for my sound elicitation toolbox, it is filled with so many different ideas including lots I’d never even considered E.g. key word environments, it has been so useful for fresh ideas

  3. Kennedy

    This handbook is everything I could have ever asked for. Not only does it provide so many different options of cues to try for each sound, but it also breaks down the different categories of cues to use (which as a newer SLP was huge for me). This handbook sets you up for success!

  4. taelrand (verified owner)

    A great comprehensive tool kit! I am a seasoned SLP and found this helpful with cues, elicitation techniques and lots of word lists!

  5. graves.alexandra1 (verified owner)

    I love this handbook! It has so many great cues to try and it is easy to follow!

  6. Natasha Clements (verified owner)

    I’ve had a little one who was struggling with these sounds and finally managed success after trying the cues in this handbook. The key word environments has been life changing! I can’t wait for more handbooks to be released, they’re already on my must have list.

  7. Liana Allilomou (verified owner)

    The most comprehensive guide ever. With so many cues to try, you’ll definitely find one that works. I can’t recommend this handbook enough and I’m sure all the others will be equally as valuable

  8. emilykeen (verified owner)

    This handbook is amazing and has made me a much better clinician! The different cues allow me to try something new when my go to ways don’t work and tailor individual approaches suited to each child. The facilitative words lists are also a great addition as I have found that these often have success for children who don’t respond to the other cues!

  9. Sarah Jenner (verified owner)

    I love this handbook! I have several client’s on my caseload that struggle with producing /k/ and /g/. This handbook covers so many cues that I wasn’t even aware of before purchasing it. My favorite section is the 5 best cues as it gives you a starting point. I would highly recommend this resource if you are feeling stuck with eliciting these sound.

  10. stephanie Elliott (verified owner)

    These sound handbooks have been amazing. as a new clinician I was extremely nervous to treat speech sound disorders however after purchasing adventures in speech pathology handbooks I now have the knowledge and skills to treat with confidence. I currently have all three books and will be purchasing all of the others when they are made.

  11. Jennifer (verified owner)

    I love these handbooks! I have purchased the /k/ & /g/, /l/ and ‘sh’. It is so helpful to have a variety of cues, elicitation techniques and word lists.

    The key word environments lists have been a huge success for children who were not responding to the other cues.

    I recommend purchasing these handbooks. They are well organised and evidenced based (provides a list of references).

  12. klynneash (verified owner)

    Such a well-rounded and detailed body of evidenced-based practice for one of the most difficult sounds (in my opinion) to help a student learn when they are not stimulable. Had a client this year that I bought this resource because of. The client has /k/ in their name and had been in tears over not being able to achieve the sound. Cues from this handbook FINALLY helped me to elicit this sound from the student, and they are over the moon about it (so am I)!

    Could not recommend this and all the other handbooks more!

  13. Becky (verified owner)

    This is a must-have resource for when you feel like you’ve used up all your usual tips and tricks to elicit sounds! Rebecca has covered so much, and it is all presented so beautifully. Great quality, as always!

  14. Paige V.

    I have never felt confident supporting students with the K and G sound until I found this gem! Such a wide variety of supports included.

  15. Joyce S.

    Incredibly comprehensive and useful resource for SLPs to help elicit k and g. Offers specific guidance around feedback, cues, and highly facilitative contexts for these velar sounds. I found it very helpful to refer to the resource when working with a child who had difficulty producing k (we did manage to nail it in one session with Rebecca’s tips for k).

  16. Alison R.

    Don’t hesitate to purchase this handbook if you are struggling with K/G elicitation. Rebecca has created such an amazing resource – even including facilitative contexts so you do not need to reinvent the wheel creating your own lists. Thank you for creating such a comprehensive tool for SLPs who have students who struggle with these sounds.

  17. Aimee C.

    Oh my goodness, this is so unbelievably thorough! I had no idea there were so many ways to elicit k and g! i have only tried the tips with one client so far but am feeling much more confident in eliciting these sounds now i have more tricks at my fingertips!

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