Stopping Minimal Pairs Tally Sheets


What a fantastic product this is! Stopping minimal pairs tally sheets help you get high practice trials in sessions, keep your data and make structured homework easier for parents. Evidence-based stopping treatment is easy with activity sheets for stopping patterns F-B, F-P, V-B, S-T, S-D, Z-D, SH-T, SH-D, CH-T, and J-D in initial position. Blank templates for individualizing therapy and homework for the children you work with are also provided, making this product an invaluable tool for SLPs treating stopping with the minimal pairs approach.


Do you find it hard to keep track of, AND count the number of speech production trials while doing minimal pairs intervention? The goal of these Stopping Tally Sheets is to help you increase your practice trials in session, as well as provide something more structured for homework.


This packet considers the following research:

➊ — A minimum dose of more than 50 practice trials in at least 30 sessions would be needed for the multiple oppositions and/or minimal pairs therapy approach to be effective (Williams, 2012).
➋ — Children with more severe phonological impairments require greater intensity (such as 70 trials per session and 40 sessions) to facilitate change (Williams, 2012).
➌ — Three to five minimal pairs can facilitate generalization in children (although some children may require more targets). Furthermore, this study elicited approximately 80–100 responses during each session (Elbert, Powell & Swartzlander, 1991).

TARGETS: This packet includes four sets of minimal pairs per page (meaning eight words), with the total goal to achieve 100 productions. If each pair is practiced 25 times across the session, your student has practiced the pair 100 times! There are TWO SETS of materials for each targeted sound in the initial position.

ACTIVITIES: There are four different activities for you to mix and match. All copies are in black & white and include tally sheets, tally counts, tally boxes, and tally strips. While students enjoy keeping tally scores themselves, an SLP or parent can keep track of the number of trials practiced. These can be used with dry-erase markers, mini erasers, trinkets, and other general reinforcers.

✅ — F-B pairs I 9-15
✅ — F-P pairs I 16-22
✅ — V-B pairs I 23-29
✅ — S-T pairs I 30-36
✅ — S-D pairs I 37-43
✅ — Z-D pairs I 44-47
✅ — SH-T pairs I 48-54
✅ — SH-D pairs I 55-61
✅ — CH-T pairs I 62-68
✅ — J-D pairs I 69-75
✅ — BLANKS I 76-79

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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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