Stopping Minimal Pairs Homework | Sh Sound | Speech Therapy


Tired of always trying to think of homework for minimal pairs therapy? Need to help families reach their home practice targets?
Word initial stopping can be a hard pattern to shift, and it is vital parents feel confident to try home practice.
These Stopping Minimal Pairs Homework activities for SH (SH-T and SH-D) can save you time and help you support families to feel confident completing practice at home between sessions. Activity sheets with treatment word pairs, parent letters, easy-to-understand instructions, and generalization probes for easy progress measuring are included. These can also be used in therapy sessions in person or on telehealth.


Have you ever struggled to find appropriate homework for your phonology students? Are you feeling frustrated at the slow progress that your speech students are making, and want simple, SLP, and parent-friendly print-and-go sheets? Or do you just want more variety of home practice sheets because you KNOW your students are going to be on your caseload for a little while?

This resource contains TWO packets for the stopping of ‘sh’. Targets include /sh-t/ and /sh-d/ ⭐

This packet was designed to help you:
➊ — Feel confident that you are giving meaningful homework using the minimal pairs approach
➋ — Save time by having one resource for all of your therapy and homework needs
➌ — Effectively communicate with parent letters and easy-to-understand homework instructions
➍ — Be able to simply take baseline and generalization data to see whether your students are making progress
➎ — Use many of the sheets in BOTH face-to-face and teletherapy practices

HOW TO MAKE FASTER PROGRESS! This packet includes BOTH the error and the target sound in the worksheets so that you can always draw attention to the child’s error and use that as a teachable moment. With many worksheets requiring a high number of practice trials, you can feel confident that you are reaching your minimum amount of practice to make sufficient progress.

✅ — This packet focuses on /sh-t/ and /sh-d/ words in initial position
✅ — Contains eight minimal pairs for each set
✅ — EBP references and Minimal Pair therapy tips pg. 4-5
✅ — Parent letter, Minimal Pair activity ideas & cards pg. 6-8
✅ — Point & Say, Word Match & Odd One Out sheets pg. 9-11
✅ — Point & Say high practice trials pg. 12-15
✅ — Say & Draw, Word Drills, Roll & Say pg. pg. 16-18
✅ — 100 Trial pages pg. 19-22
✅ — Cut & Color sheets pg. 23-26
✅ — Word Practice sheets pg. 27-30
✅ — Baseline data collection, generalization probes & pictures pg. 31-32

Do you need more help teaching the pattern of Stopping?
— Get my best-selling Teach Phonology for Stopping packet. A fun, easy-to-understand story about the phonology pattern (using “short” and “long” sounds as a cue), it includes visuals and cues for the child, as well as colorful minimal cards to form part of your permanent toolbox.
Interactive Minimal Pair Cards have been a life-saver for using over telehealth. Kids just make sense of these engaging, digital Boom Cards, and enjoy the hands-on element.

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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