Stopping Minimal Pairs Toolkit


If you see children whose phonological errors include stopping and you want to use minimal pairs therapy to address it, this toolkit is the perfect start point! It will give you all the tools you need to get therapy started including high-quality minimal pairs cards, multisensory activity ideas, and auditory discrimination tasks, as well as an engaging story that will explain the concepts in a child-friendly way for your students. For your peace-of-mind and confidence, there is also evidence-based information about minimal pairs therapy and the steps involved. This resource truly has been designed to save you time and give you everything you need to feel prepared and confident.


Have you ever tried minimal pairs therapy for stopping 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 (introducing the idea of long and short 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:
❶ — Understand the steps in minimal pairs therapy
❷ — Complete familiarization and auditory discrimination tasks in a print or digital format
❸ — Get a list of multisensory activity ideas to help teach the concept
❹ — Have a set of high-quality minimal cards
➎ — Use the print or digital story to introduce the phonological cues
❻ — Evidence-based information about minimal pairs therapy

This resource is intended to be the STARTING PLACE for minimal pairs therapy.

FIRST Introduce the concept that there are Long sounds and Short sounds by reading the child-friendly story 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 your students understand and can hear the difference between the pairs.
THEN Use these Long and Short concepts as cues as you engage in drill-play games using the beautifully illustrated minimal pairs cards.

DID YOU KNOW that this resource is part of a six-series bundle? You get a discount when you purchase the complete Minimal Pairs Toolkit

Word targets in this packet:

  • F-B (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • F-P (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • V-B (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • S-D (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • S-T (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • SH-D (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • SH-T (98 pairs – 16 cards)
  • Z-D (4 pairs – 8 cards)
  • CH-T (8 pairs – 16 cards)
  • J-D (8 pairs – 16 cards)

✅ — Evidence-based practice rationales and minimal pairs flowchart
✅ — Multisensory activities to help support the phonological concept.
✅ — Minimal pairs word lists
✅ — Long and Short Sound visuals (in various sizes to fit on task boxes etc.)
✅ — 136 minimal pairs cards in color + black and white
✅ — A print and digital copy called ‘My Stopping Story’ which introduces the metalinguistic concepts of long and short sounds.
✅ — A digital copy set of cards for familiarization and auditory discrimination

What SLP’s like you are saying:
❝ The stories and pictures are all clear and engaging. I have found the stories so beneficial and they have great ‘reminders’ to use with the parents too. After going through the story with children we refer to it in future sessions as a prompt/reminder.❝

❝ My students loved the book that came along with this resource! It made teaching the concept of stopping so easy for them to understand.❞

❝ Very practical and helps to actually “teach” the students with phonological disorders!❞

❝ This is a huge packet of tons of activities that I’ve been able to do with my phono kids in speech sessions that has provided tons of fun, engaging activities and clear visuals.❞


If you are looking for some more in this series then look at:

• The discounted bundle – this includes everything you see below at a sale price!
‘S’ Cluster Reduction
Final Consonant Deletion

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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