A Cluster of Worksheets


A couple weeks ago, I mentioned a kiddo working on /s/ clusters that kept the /s/ and omitted the other consonant (click here for post).  But, the more typical profile I see with cluster reduction is deletion of the /s/, so most of the activities I have on hand target that.

Have the kiddo trace the line with a finger, marker, dot painter or paintbrush while producing a prolonged /s/.  Once they get to the object, I have them do a “stamp” or “push” and finish the word (which is why dot painters are particularly good).

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These are sheets that I’ll do in a session and send as a home activity.  We might just use our finger in therapy and let them use paint or a marker at home.  If mom doesn’t like messes, we paint in treatment and I’ll send blanks home for finger tracing.  It’s great for providing both visual and proprioceptive feedback (use finger paints and get some sensory stuff going on too!).

My set of eight worksheets include two sheets for each of the following clusters: st, sk, sp, sn.  You can find them in my TpT store (click here).

I’m curious, how often do you send home follow-up activities?  I try to send them home at least once a week depending on the family.


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Lori M

    Cute! I use a mini white board to do something similar and it is amazing to see how much easier it is for kids to include all of their sounds when the word is broken up in such a visual way.

    1. admin

      Thanks for the variation! Kim

  2. Kristin

    Oo these are cool! Trying to think of something similar we could do in the adult world. Some of my apraxic would benefit when they are omitting sounds. Thanks!

    1. admin

      Kristen, let me know if it’s the word choices or the graphics. I’m happy to re-do with “grown up” graphics if you need it. Kim

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