If your students are struggling to make progress with their voicing and devoicing goals, or the minimal pairs concept is just too complex, this resource is for you! By providing a range of different activities (focussing on visual, auditory, tactile examples) and teaching specific metalinguistic concepts
(sounds can be ‘quiet’ or ‘noisy’’), the aim is that your students will understand and be more aware about their phonological process errors, because they have a way to understand them.
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The Voicing and Devoicing Story is introduces the concepts prior to engaging in minimal pairs therapy.
By using visuals, auditory bombardment and discrimination you can get an idea about the child’s phonological system. These concepts are then carried throughout therapy and can help consolidate the process to other sounds. Upload this story on your iPad for a Phonological Story on the go or laminate and have on the table. It’s hands-on and interactive and really involves the student when you START your therapy treatment.
Visual, auditory and tactile activities are suggested so that therapy sessions can be dynamic. You can then introduce minimal pairs for your typical therapy. Minimal Pairs cards (in color and blackline) are included for the following sounds in both INITIAL & FINAL position:
P-B (13 pairs - 26 cards)
T-D (13 pairs - 26 cards)
K-G (13 pairs - 26 cards)
S-Z (9 pairs - 18 cards)
F-V (7 pairs - 14 cards)
Pg. 4-6: Visual, Auditory and Tactile pages with activities to help support the concept (e.g. use instruments to make quiet and noisy sounds, use a specified app with an oscilloscope to ‘see’ the difference between quiet and noisy sounds etc.)
Pg. 7-9: Minimal Pairs word lists in initial and final position (with blank cards to draw your own)
Pg. 10-15: ‘Noisy’ and ‘Quiet’ visuals and activity sheets in COLOR to use as part of therapy
Pg. 16-28: Minimal Pairs Cards in COLOR (initial and final words)
Pg. 29-39: A ‘Voicing and Devoicing Story’ which introduces the metalinguistic concepts of ‘noisy’ and ‘quiet’ sounds. Great to laminate for functional use. Opportunities for auditory discrimination and bombardment are provided
Pg. 40-45: ‘Noisy’ and ‘Quiet’ BLACKLINE visuals and activity sheets to send home for carryover
Pg. 46-58: Minimal Pairs cards in BLACKLINE - great to color or for homework
22 page NO PRINT story is included as a SEPARATE PDF so that you can upload to your iPad, tablet or computer
This resource is a zip file, so make sure you know how to open it. I hope your kids love this different approach to teaching phonology. Check out the others in this series:
• ‘S’ Cluster Reduction
• Final Consonant Deletion
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