We’re all familiar with common phonological patterns such as fronting and stopping… but have you ever tried to find materials for less common phonological patterns and have failed to find anything?
This bundle targets less common phonological patterns: initial consonant deletion, deaffrication, ‘s’ cluster reduction to ‘s’, s-th substitution, ‘l’ cluster reduction, and th-f fricative simplification.
⭐If you are looking for materials featuring more common phonological patterns, check out the original Minimal Pairs Toolkit Bundle.⭐
Have you ever tried minimal pairs therapy for common phonological patterns 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 (e.g., introducing the idea of “snake out of the cage sounds” and “starting and hiding sounds”), and then pair it with visuals and concepts that you can use to cue your student throughout the therapy process.
DOWNLOAD this toolkit if you want to:
➊ — Understand the steps in minimal pairs therapy
➋ — Complete familiarization and auditory discrimination tasks in a print or digital format
➌ — Get a list of multisensory activity ideas to help teach the concepts
➍ — Have a set of high-quality minimal cards
➎ — Use the print or digital stories to introduce the phonological cues
➏ — Evidence-based information about minimal pairs therapy
⭐This resource is intended to be the STARTING PLACE for minimal pairs therapy.⭐
FIRST Introduce the concept (e.g., that there are “exploding and windy sounds” or “sound buddies”) by reading the child-friendly stories 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 concepts as cues as you engage in drill-play games using the beautifully illustrated minimal pairs cards.
Phonological patterns included in this bundle:
- Initial Consonant Deletion (uses “Starting & Hiding Sounds” as cues)
- Deaffrication (uses “Windy & Exploding Sounds” as cues)
- ‘S’ Cluster Reduction to ‘S’ (uses “Sound Buddies” as cues)
- S-Th Substitution (uses “Snake out of the cage sounds” as cues)
- Th-F Fricative Substitution (uses “Biting & Tickling” as cues)
- ‘L’ Cluster Reduction (uses “Sound Buddies” as cues)
✅ — Evidence-based practice rationales and minimal pairs flowchart
✅ — Multisensory activities to help support the phonological concept.
✅ — Minimal pairs word lists
✅ — Visual cue cards (in various sizes to fit on task boxes etc.)
✅ — Minimal pairs cards in color + black and white
✅ — A print and a digital copy of each story (e.g., “My Deaffrication Story” and “My Sound Buddy Story”) which introduces the metalinguistic concepts of the phonological rule you will be teaching.
✅ — The digital version includes familiarization and auditory discrimination tasks
❤️ 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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