The Complexity Approach for Speech Therapy

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This Complexity Approach packet is aimed at your phonological students. It targets later developing and complex clusters (vs. earlier developing sounds) as research has shown that this can facilitate a greater system-wide change. It is not the ONLY approach out there, so consider the needs of your caseload.

READ this FREE journal article The Complexity Approach to Phonological Treatment: How to Select Treatment Targets by Holly Storkel published in 2018 for the most up-to-date research about this approach.

This resource includes:

➊ --bold, bright, and colorful cards for each of the following clusters (see below) as well as a series of print-and-go worksheets in black and white for easy printing and homework consolidation.


➋ --The following complex clusters are included: /skr/, /spr/, /str/, /spl/ and /skw/.

Your student's HAVE to be able to use the second AND third cluster to use these cards.


➌ --The following clusters are included - these were chosen based on the sonority sequencing principle: /fl/, /fr/, /sl/, /shr/ and /thr/.

Your students DO NOT have to have these individual sounds in their phonemic inventory for you to work on them.



✅ -- Covers 10 clusters (5x 3 element and 5x 2 element)

✅ -- CARDS: Both color and black & white cards are included. There are 9 words per complex cluster, so a total of 90 cards.

✅ -- WORD DRILLS: Each complex cluster has a black & white worksheet that encourages them to say and check each word x5 times.

✅ -- DRILL & DOT: Each complex cluster is spread over two black & white worksheets that encourages them to say and dot each word x10 times.

✅ -- SAY & FIND: Each complex cluster has a black & white worksheet that encourages them to say and find each word x5 times.


I love to get HANDS-ON with resources, so don't just dot or color! Use counters, beads, pom poms, mini erasers, and other 'little' things to get the most of this resource!

Check out this blog post for a list of other ideas. You may want to upload on your iPad or use sheet protectors as well.⭐

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❤️ 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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