Speech Therapy Homework Utilizing the Minimal Pairs Approach

Hey SLP friend! 

I have a question for you:

When I say the word homework, how do you feel? 👀

I know for some, homework can give them major feelings, but I am here to chat with you about why I think giving homework is actually a really great strategy, especially when it comes to working on minimal pairs!

Working on minimal pairs this week? Check out my Minimal Pairs Homework Coloring sheets! 🖍️

Homework can be a valuable tool in speech therapy when using a minimal pairs approach. By assigning homework to practice minimal pairs, therapists can extend the learning beyond the therapy session and reinforce the concepts in a meaningful way.

One effective approach is to provide coloring sheets that feature minimal pairs. These coloring sheets not only make the homework visually engaging but also help reinforce the correct discrimination of each pair. For example, if working on "cat" and "hat," the color sheet can have pictures of a cat and a hat, allowing the child to associate the correct sound with each object. Plus, they won't even notice they're practicing key concepts because they're doing something they love to do -- coloring! 🖍️

In addition to practicing articulation or phonology skills, homework can also target social language skills related to minimal pairs. For instance, therapists can assign role-playing activities where children have to use minimal pairs in conversations or scenarios. This helps them develop their social language skills while applying what they have learned about minimal pairs.

Use homework to target more than just minimal pairs with my Speech Therapy Homework Bundle ⭐️

By incorporating homework into speech therapy sessions focused on minimal pairs, therapists can provide continuous support and practice for their clients outside of scheduled sessions. This allows for more comprehensive progress and helps children generalize their skills beyond the therapy room.

If you try out my homework resources, send me a message on Instagram and let me know how they go! I would love to hear how they went for you and your students 🥰

Happy speeching!


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