L Cluster Reduction Minimal Pairs Toolkit


If you work with children with the L Cluster Reduction error pattern 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 ‘l’ blend cluster reduction (e.g., ‘blow’ is ‘bow’) 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 sound buddies), and then pair it with visuals and concepts that you can use to cue your student throughout the therapy process.

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 sound buddies 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 these sound buddies 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:

  • BL-B (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • FL-F (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • GL-G (4 pairs – 8 cards)
  • KL-K (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • PL-P (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • SL-S (8 pairs – 16 cards)

✅ — Evidence-based practice rationales and minimal pairs flowchart
✅ — Multisensory activities to help support the phonological concept.
✅ — Minimal pairs word lists
✅ — Sound Buddies 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 Sound Buddies Story’ that introduces the metalinguistic concepts of sound buddies.
✅ — A digital copy set of cards for familiarization and auditory discrimination

What SLP’s like you are saying:

This toolkit is one of my daily go-tos! I love these minimal pairs and the story books that come with it too!

Another great resource! I love the pictures and how well it is created to explain sound buddies to a wide range of students.

This product is so helpful in helping my clients who have difficulty with gliding! Using these cards really helps it “click” for them!

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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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2 reviews for L Cluster Reduction Minimal Pairs Toolkit

  1. Nicole P. (verified owner)

    This resource is so helpful! So many of my students struggle with L clusters, and having the visuals and minimal pairs story has been so helpful. 10/10 recommend!

  2. Heidi D. (verified owner)

    Love all these phonological minimal pairs toolkits. Great visuals and cues. So glad to have them as a resource in my office.

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