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*Please study Cycles slides first*
(Seriously, I'm begging you. Study them.)

Following the Cycles Approach, the pictures are sorted into primary patterns, secondary patterns, and advanced patterns. Please look over the Cycles slides to gain an understanding of the Cycles Approach. If you do not use the Cycles Approach to target intelligibility, you cannot expect the progress the approach is shown to produce.

These words have been carefully selected based on phonemic context, particularly the Primary Patterns words. For example, the liquids words contain no round vowels or labial phonemes, and the /g/ words contain no alveolar phonemes. Try to use words that the child can say correctly (the whole word), except in the case of Syllableness, where perfect production is likely impossible. Keep in mind what you are targeting--producing two syllables in the case of syllableness, including an initial consonant in the case of singleton consonants, etc. Early on, the child will not be able to say every phoneme in the word, and that is okay. Whenever possible, use words that the child can completely say, such as "bee" when final consonant deletion is present. But do not get too hung up on this early in therapy. You have to start somewhere.



Primary Pattern: Syllableness





Primary Pattern: Singleton Consonants (Initial)








Primary Pattern: Singleton Consonants (Final)







Primary Pattern: Anterior-Posterior Contrast













(I made the k people cards for a kiddo who was in the process of generalizing velars. These were kids in her class, and I wanted her to be able to say their names. Not appropriate for beginners.)

Primary Pattern: S Clusters













Primary Pattern: Liquids









Secondary Pattern: Voicing Contrasts






Secondary Pattern: Singleton Stridents







Secondary Pattern: Palatals









Secondary Pattern: Other Consonant Clusters






Secondary Pattern: Medial Consonants





Advanced Patterns