L Sound Handbook | Comprehensive Elicitation Guide for SLPs


Most SLPs have experienced feeling stuck in therapy when trying to elicit a clear L sound. What works for one child only sometimes works for another, and upskilling opportunities in specific cues for the L sound can be hard to find. This comprehensive elicitation guide for the L sound has got you covered. Containing over 100 different cues, checklists, assessment probes, and a “how-to” guide, this product makes putting theory into practice easy. Add tried and trusted tips to your toolbox and track progress while individualizing your therapy for each child.

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Have you hit a roadblock in therapy and just have no more ideas on how to help your child elicit a clear /l/ sound? Are you unsure how to cue for placement of /l/ that works for each child? Or perhaps you are ready to upskill in the area of speech sound disorders and need some fresh ways to elicit the /l/ sound in the children on your caseload?

Introducing the L Sound Handbook: a comprehensive guide featuring over 100 different cues designed to help your child elicit the /l/ sound.

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 /l/ sound 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 this handbook at your disposal, you’ll have a comprehensive resource to aid in teaching and eliciting the /l/ sound, featuring a variety of cues and strategies to suit your child’s individual needs and learning style.

⭐ If you want to see what’s inside the handbook and how it’s organized, you can 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 is a 70-page handbook dedicated to the /l/ sound. 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 /l/ sound: Here, we delve into the mechanics of producing the /l/ sound and highlight common errors to be mindful of during therapy. You’ll find a special /l/ 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 /l/ sound.
✅ — 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 the /l/ sound.
✅ — Shaping Cues: Building upon the sounds your child can already say, this chapter outlines how to progress through their strengths to achieve the desired /l/ sound.
✅ — Key Word Environments: This section offers word lists carefully selected to encourage and support the proper production of the /l/ sound in meaningful contexts.
OTHER HANDBOOKS IN THIS SERIES: K&G Sound Handbook and the Sh 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 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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9 reviews for L Sound Handbook | Comprehensive Elicitation Guide for SLPs

  1. Montana (verified owner)

    I’m obsessed with the variety of cues that Rebecca provides in her handbooks! I work on the /l/ sound a lot of the time and this handbook has definitely broadened my perspective to different ways I can support my young ones to produce the sound!

  2. taelrand (verified owner)

    This handbook is so helpful! I love the way Rebecca approaches articulation therapy. I highly recommend it. I have had a couple students with tricky L’s and this saved me!

  3. Natasha Clements (verified owner)

    This handbook is a must have! The range of ideas is brilliant. I have been able to troubleshoot our way to success without stress

  4. 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).

  5. Becky (verified owner)

    These handbooks are all fantastic!! They’re 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!

  6. Elizabeth M.

    I have had so many /l/ students over the years, and I have wished for this material in the past when I’ve gotten stuck. This resource is clear, concise and is laid out in the most beautiful way. I love how Rebecca organizes the types of cues in a user friendly, easy to follow manual. It reinforces that not every cue is meant for every kid, and when something doesn’t stick, don’t get in a rut…. move on to another. I am so thankful for her hard work and effort in compiling this. I appreciate everything she does for our field and I cant wait for the next sound she releases!

  7. Mandie H.

    This resource is phenomenal!!! WELL WORTH the money. Every SLP needs to have her handbooks and I can’t wait for Rebecca to make more!! Well-organized and comprehensive. Excellent resource

  8. Rebecca S.

    This handbook is a go-to for working on the L sound! As a new grad, this handbook has given me so many tips and tricks to help elicit the L Sound and I have been able to help my clients master their L sounds with this. I have not used the same tip twice and there are so many that I had never thought of! 10/10 resource

  9. Jill S.

    Thank you for creating these resources. They are invaluable for treating speech sound disorders. There are so many different cues that you’ll never run out of ideas to get accurate speech sound productions.

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