Meet Milo our cheeky monkey who loves practicing new words with you! Minimal pairs intervention is one way to treat phonological processes. Minimal pairs are words that differ by one sound. For example, car and tar. This is a common phonological process called “fronting”, where sounds that should be produced in the back of their mouth (e.g. k and g) are fronted and produced at the front of their mouth (e.g. t or d). Your child may say ‘tat’ for ‘cat’ or ‘dough’ for ‘go’. Speech pathologist use minimal pairs to teach children the difference between the two words and how to say them.
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