Bjorem Speech Contrast Cues for Speech and Literacy

Bjorem Speech Sound Cues for the Contrast Approaches and Literacy feature the tools and stimuli for all three minimal pairs approaches: minimal, multiple, and maximal oppositions. The set incorporates cues for teaching new sounds in the initial word position but also how different initial speech sounds create new and different words. This emphasizes both the motor aspect of speech sound production, but also the linguistic aspect of how sounds create different words.




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Bjorem Speech Sound Cues for the Contrast Approaches and Literacy feature the tools and stimuli for all three minimal pairs approaches:  minimal, multiple, and maximal oppositions.  The set incorporates cues for teaching new sounds in the initial word position but also how different initial speech sounds create new and different words. This emphasizes both the motor aspect of speech sound production, but also the linguistic aspect of how sounds create different words. To accomplish this, this pack of cues contains initial consonant targets and the “rimes” which are the V and VC cues that, when added to the initial targets, create words. There are 22 onset (beginning sounds) and 58 rimes that can create at least 700 true words.  The words are used to contrast two or more phonemes featured in minimal pair words/sets. 


Product Details:

  • 22 initial consonant onsets and 58 rime cue cards
  • Combine onsets and rimes for approximately 663 words
  • Supports the minimal pairs-based approaches of minimal, multiple, and maximal oppositions
  • Supports phonemic awareness
  • Evidence-based approaches
  • Fun, intuitive, and relatable

Card: 2.56" x 2.56"

Cues are a thick soft matte texture, they are not shiny or laminated so children with vision impairments do not get the glare.

Authors: Carol Koch, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Jennie Bjorem, M.A., CCC-SLP

Illustrator: Ruthie Ozonoff