S Facilitative Contexts for Speech Therapy


Do you wish you had something extra to help elicit a clear /s/ sound?  Have you ever wondered why children find making a clear /s/ sound easier in some words?  

Our S Facilitative Contexts product will help you dig deeper on eliciting a clear /s/ sound. This product explains why these word contexts give our best chance of eliciting a clear /s/ sound in children, a screener, word checklists, therapy cards, and 5 high-trial practice sheets for 5 different word contexts.   

Use the keyword environments as a step before traditional articulation or phonological /s/ sound therapy approaches.  Children will feel confident, and you can lay a foundation for successful treatment. Save yourself time – everything is ready to be printed and used in your session! 

(8 customer reviews)


We know you’re probably STUCK at the elicitation level for the /s/ sound, but did you know that you can start therapy at the word level and saves weeks of frustration trying to get /s/ in isolation? Imagine the confidence boost they will feel having words that they can say correctly from the beginning!!

Our facilitative contexts resource combines research with trusted clinical experience so that you can find specific words (and contexts) to give your student the best chance of saying a clear, correct /s/ sound.

Every SLP needs our S Facilitative Contexts in their toolbox!

Based on the evidence and a highly requested companion resource to the S & Z Sound Handbook, the S Facilitative Contexts packet allows you to probe a child’s productions in words that give the strongest possibility of the tongue getting in the right shape an position to produce the /s/ sound.

➊ — Learn about facilitating a /s/ sound using different keyword contexts.
➋ — Have access to a screener to probe /s/ stimulability and guide the therapy targets you should choose that work for your student.
➌ — Provide children on your caseload with another option to elicit their best /s/ sound.
❹ — Access materials that encourage high-trial practice featuring six different facilitative contexts for the /s/ sound (includes one page of cards and five activity practice sheets/context).

Our 110-page S Facilitative Contexts packet saves you time – the hard work has been done for you. There is no need to research, generate word lists, and create your own activities. It is all in our pack. Just print and go!

✅ — Evidence-based – information about where this type of cue comes from and why the different contexts have been included
✅ — Screener for Target Selection – administer our screener to help you find the child’s best chance of producing a /s/ sound for early therapy success.
✅ — Therapy and Homework Material – help the child get high-practice trials while having fun! Featuring flashcards, check box practice sheets, stamp & say sheets, roll and say, 100 practice pages, and word lists.
✅ — Color and Black & White Pages – print and laminate the color pages for your speech room, and quickly b&w pages for home practice.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This is a digital file and is licensed for one person to use. 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.

8 reviews for S Facilitative Contexts for Speech Therapy

  1. Tiffany H.

    This is such an invaluable resource! So much time and effort went in to this resource. So comprehensive and thorough. Just the resource you need to add to your SLP toolbox!

  2. Jill S.

    This resource is invaluable to finding the sweet spot that gets that perfect /s/ sound. The screener is so useful to find the right facilitative context to use. My students are being more successful than ever. Thank you for always making such high quality resources.

  3. Barbara T.

    This resource has been invaluable in finding where to initiate and guide instruction to achieve the perfect /s/ sound. The screener is so useful to find the right facilitative context to use. It makes therapy meaningful and client success soar.

  4. Andrea B.

    I absolutely love your products! You always provide the best information so that I can pick up the resource and figure out what will be best for my students quickly. My students like the activities and get a lot of practice from them. The graphics are always appropriate and inclusive. Thank you for creating products that are so helpful and easy to use!

  5. Miriam A.

    This has been so helpful and easy to figure out how my student can get the best production of the target /s/. Everything is in one place.

  6. Tammy M.

    This is a fabulous resource for /s/ and am so glad I purchased it! Among other things included, I love the screener as it helps with determining a good starting place for getting the best results with /s/. Facilitative contexts for /s/ explained was very helpful and informative as well. I love this resource!

  7. Jody M.

    I love using facilitative contexts for speech sound work, and this resource did not disappoint. So convenient to have the screener included with the practice sheets. This has been an amazing option for practice with my clients who have struggled with /s/ for a long time.

  8. Heidi T.

    I LOVE this resource! This is SO incredibly helpful to have at my fingertips, without having to sort through my /s/ pictures to find just the right ones for certain clients. This has quickly become one of my “must-have” resources for working on /s/!

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