Goal: Eliminate Initial Consonant Deletion

Sample Goal:

Student will eliminate the process of initial consonant deletion by spontaneously producing consonants at the beginnings of words in sentences with at least 80% accuracy.

Download the No-Prep Therapy Kit:

We have a start-to-finish therapy kit that will give you everything you need to practice this skill in therapy and send home homework.  Click the packet below to open it.  Then, print it out and place it in the child’s notebook or binder.

Therapy Phases:

  1. Auditory Discrimination: Student will receptively identify the difference between two minimal pair words where the words sound the same except that one word has an initial consonant and the other does not (example: up and cup) with at least 80% accuracy.
  2.  Production in Single Words: Student will produce single words with initial consonants with at least 80% accuracy.
  3. Production in Phrases: Student will produce initial consonants in 2-3 word phrases with at least 80% accuracy.
  4. Production in Sentences: Student will produce initial consonants in sentences with at least 80% accuracy.

What’s Next?

Supplemental Materials

Here are some other resources that may help you when working on this skill:

Initial Consonant Deletion Word Pairs

Here are some extra word pairs you can use for targeting initial consonant deletion (no pictures/visuals).

Initial Consonant Deletion Worksheets

Additional worksheets with photos of minimal pairs for initial consonant deletion.

Training Videos:

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Resources, Tools, and Training for Speech-Language Professionals

*** The SLP Solution is for informational and educational purposes only and does not provide medical or psychological advice.  We provide general resources but cannot tell you exactly what should be done for a specific client.  Every client is different and your clinical judgement should be used when making decisions about specific individuals.


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