Use the power of contrast therapy to get the best results for your clients.
This resource includes minimal pairs for s blends cluster reduction. It includes card pairs and interactive games in a bumper 60 page resource.
All sheets are provided in both colour and black and white, covering all options for your therapy.
Contrast therapy focuses on production using contrasting word pairs instead of individual sounds. This approach emphasises sound contrasts necessary to differentiate one word from another. The advantage is that generalisation to untreated phonemes is expected to occur.
The steps are as follows:
Step 1 – Familiarisation – clinician checks that the child knows the meaning of the word
Step 2 – Listen and select – clinician asks the child to pick the picture of the word provided
Step 3 – Production of the minimal pairs words - clinician asks the child to say which picture to pick up.
This resource presents a number of pairs as well as interactive activities.
Page 4-14 st sp sl sm sn sw - reduce 1st consonant
Page 15-19 sl st sp sk sn - reduce 2nd consonant
Page 20-21 st in final position
Page 22-31 interactive activities
Black and white
Page 32-42 st sp sl sm sn sw - reduce 1st consonant
Page 43-47 sl st sp sk sn - reduce 2nd consonant
Page 48-49 st in final position
Page 50-59 interactive activities