Metaphors for Speech Sounds


If you are looking for ways to individualize speech sound elicitation for the children on your caseload, this product is for you. This helpful product takes you through a variety of metaphor cues for each consonant sound, making it a great resource to have on hand in therapy sessions and to create simple homework practice. You also get handouts, information sheets, and posters on classes of sounds and common error patterns you may see.


Are you looking for a comprehensive list of speech sound cues to help your students learn their target sounds? Are you in need of individualized prompts to help your child consolidate their sounds at home? Would you like to be better able to explain to children, parents, and teachers about the different types of sounds we make and common errors? This resource will equip SLP’s with the tools to choose and explain appropriate speech sound cues.

Every child learns differently, and some metaphors or cues just seem to ‘click’ with children. Think about their special interests and learning style, and match the best cue to the child.

DOWNLOAD this resource if you want to:
➊ — Access to an extensive list of cues for every consonant speech sound for English
➋ — Posters/explanation sheets and cue cards about plosives, fricatives, affricates, liquids, glides, and nasals.
➌ — Printable speech sound cues that can be individualized for home practice.

This product is part of a discounted SPEECH CHART BUNDLE of high-quality charts, posters, and infographics

IDEAS FOR USE: print the color pages as informative posters for your speech room, laminate and store them in a folder as an easy reference tool, print multiple copies of the speech cue pages, and give them as part of homework.

✅ — Comprehensive Speech Sound Metaphor List
✅ — Six posters/handouts/information sheets and cue cards for plosives, fricatives,
affricates, liquids, glides, and nasals.
✅ — Twenty-four pages of printable speech sound homework cues (fits two bookmark-sized cues to a page).

UPGRADE TO THE BUNDLE and get instant access to the Speech Development Chart, Phonological Pattern Chart, Speech Development Fact Sheets, Speech Metaphors, and a DDK Rate Kit. —

What SLPs like you are saying:
Very helpful and a great on-hand reference while in the moment with a child who needed a little more cues.

This is BRILLIANT! I love all of it. The speech sound metaphors visual is so helpful and will help me to not get stuck on the same metaphor for all kids.

This is great to use both in person and virtually. I like all the metaphors to use for speech cues and how I can vary them based on what works best for the kids.

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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