Minimal Pairs Handbook | Comprehensive Intervention Guide for SLPs



If there were a clear, evidence-based way to understand, plan, and implement the minimal pairs therapy approach without feeling confused about or constantly thinking, “am I even doing this therapy right …?”​

… would you take a deep-dive into one of the oldest and most researched therapy approaches for phonological intervention so that you can finally make faster progress with your speech caseload?​

The Minimal Pairs Handbook is a resource that will break down the research in simple, easy-to-understand terms using flowcharts, pictures, and videos so that you can visualize the approach and how to individualize the research to match your student’s needs. ​

Get access to the most up-to-date research on the minimal pairs approach so that you can confidently create a therapy plan that is individual to your student and makes progress!

The Minimal Pairs Handbook contains the following chapters:

➊ — Understanding minimal pairs: Helping you to understand the principles of minimal pairs therapy and determine who is suitable for this approach.
➋ — Planning minimal pairs therapy: Comprehensive research review to help you learn how to start individualizing and planning minimal pairs therapy for your students
➌ — Implementing minimal pairs therapy: Step-by-step flowcharts and guides for every level of the meaningful minimal pairs and perception-production approach so you feel confident delivering the intervention in your session.
➍ — Activities for minimal pairs therapy: Expand your therapy repertoire with simple, engaging therapy ideas using minimal pairs.
➎ — Taking data and generalization: Track whether your students are making progress and problem-solve when they aren’t with editable data forms and evidence-based decision guides.
➏ — Minimal pair word lists: Quick-reference word lists to use for minimal pairs therapy
➐ — Video Tutorials: Watch a 25-minute minimal pairs therapy session, listen to step-by-step explanations of both approaches, and learn how to choose training words.

This comprehensive resource has been structured to help guide you through using the minimal pairs confidently, correctly, and with fidelity.​

✅ –  PRINTABLE PDF VERSION: Suitable for binding and to print and laminate charts​
✅ –  NO PRINT DIGITAL VERSION: Easily navigate through the chapters and resources on your computer or electronic device​
✅ –  VIDEOS TUTORIALS: Watch and listen to the steps in minimal pairs therapy (18 minutes), see an example therapy session (25 minutes), and learn how to choose the minimal pair words​ (10 minutes).
✅ –  EDITABLE FORMS: Fill in and save editable minimal pairs activity sheets and data collection forms. Video instructions are included.​
✅ –  EVIDENCE-BASED SUMMARY: Easy to understand evidence-based summaries covering topics such as target selection, goal attack strategy, and number of words to target

What SLPs like you are saying:
❝ This is by far the best material I have purchased all year. It answered questions I didn’t even know I had about minimal pairs.❞

❝ This is a minimal pairs bible! A really comprehensive guide to when to use minimal pairs, which minimal pairs approach to use, and loads of therapy activity ideas to keep children motivated!❞

❝ I have been reading this since I got it, and I can safely say it is the most helpful tool I’ve ever purchased!!!!❞

❝ This handbook is so amazing! The information is given step by step so you absolutely have nothing to do but start! This handbook is a must for those that aren’t sure how to implement minimal pairs or just remember “bits and pieces” from school. Wow wow wow!❞

Does the handbook include minimal pair cards? No. This handbook tells you HOW to understand, plan, and implement the minimal pairs approach. If you want a set of minimal pair cards, the Minimal Pairs Bundle Toolkit will complement this handbook.​

Can I purchase this to use with my clinic, with school funds, or for my speech pathology students? The Minimal Pairs Handbook is licensed for SINGLE USE only. This means that a clinic, school, or teaching institution cannot purchase one copy to share and distribute amongst colleagues and students. Please email me at if you would like to discuss multiple licenses.​

What research was done for the Minimal Pairs Handbook? Over a period of six months, I read over 35 journal articles on the minimal​ pairs approach. Speech-language pathology researchers were consulted throughout the process (e.g., via Zoom and email). They were also provided with a copy of the handbook to review for fidelity purposes.​

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❤️ 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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