L Cluster Help Sheets for Speech Therapy


Have you got a client who struggles with L clusters? You may have tried all the tricks in the book, and nothing has worked. Whether the student leaves off the first or second sound in the cluster, these Help Sheets may be the cue that makes it “click”. The L Cluster Help Sheets provide high-quality visuals for 7 clusters and include forward and backward chaining cues and flashcard cues for each cluster. End the frustration, and try these L Cluster help sheets today.


Do you have children on your caseload who find it really hard to say and sequence /l/ clusters? Are you finding that your student continues to delete either the first or second part of their cluster and you’re stuck?! Perhaps you have tried all of your tricks, and don’t know where to go from here?

The ‘L’ Clusters Help Sheets resource uses different multisensory cues that break down how to say /l/ clusters using metaphors, visual cues, forward and backward chaining to help students be successful using consonant clusters.

➊–Cues to break down a complex word (/l/ cluster) into smaller, manageable parts.
❷–To try different types of cues, and nothing has helped “click”.
❸–Additional cues while using the complexity approach, minimal pairs, or cycles approach, to teach the cluster.
❹–To support students with motor planning challenges (e.g., CAS) that require specific cueing, coarticulation, and support to sequence clusters.

1. Forward chaining (e.g., f-lake, flake)
2. Backward chaining (e.g., lake, lake, lake, flake)
3. Flashcards with visual cues on the top of the card

We know that children learn differently, and these ‘L’ Clusters Help Sheets give you multiple options for teaching /l/ clusters. Teach your child that they have to use their /b/ sound when they see the bouncing ball visual or a /f/ sound when they see a bunny teeth picture. You might like to tap or trace with your finger to reinforce the continual airflow and need to join the first sound to the rest of the word. This helps the child break down the word into smaller, manageable speech units to help the child to “hear” the individual sounds or syllables of the /l/ cluster word.

✅ — Clusters included: /bl, fl, gl, kl, pl/ and /sl/
✅ — 12 x Forward Chaining Sheets for each /l/ cluster
✅ — 12 x Backward Chaining Sheets for each /l/ cluster
✅ — 72 flashcards (x12 for each /l/ cluster)
✅ — 80 pages of color + b&w pages provided
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What SLP’s like you are saying:

❝ I ABSOLUTELY love this. I love the visuals that are on it. Kids seem to really understand it. Easy for homework too.❞

❝ This resource really “clicks” with my students. I often break up sounds in clusters like this verbally but it’s so nice to be able to show a visual and have the parents point to each part of the word in teletherapy❞

❝ This resource is so helpful! My students really benefit from the picture visuals to mark both sounds in blends. I love using this resource in therapy and sending it home for carryover❞

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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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