D Minimal Pairs for Speech Therapy Practice

191 D Minimal Pairs for Speech Therapy Practice


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D/P


die/pie

dine/pine

deal/peel

din/pin

deep/peep

day/pay

dark/park

dig/pig

deal/peel

D/B


dough/bow

D/bee

die/buy

do/boo

duck/buck

den/Ben

day/bay

date/bait

dark/bark

dust/bust

D/T


den/ten

D/tea

door/tore

dip/tip

down/town

dot/tot

dart/tart

die/tie

D/L


dough/low

die/lie

do/Lou

duck/luck

dime/lime

date/late

dark/lark

dog/log

deep/leap

dine/line



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D/K


D/key

dumb/come

door/core

day/K

date/Kate

dart/cart

deep/keep

dare/care

dot/cot

Dean/keen

D/G


dough/go

down/gown

date/gate

dust/gust

dull/gull

died/guide

dig/gig

D/F


dig/fig

dine/fine

deal/feel

dough/foe

done/fun

deed/feed

dial/file

dog/fog

deer/fear

dare/fair

D/V


Dan/van

dole/vole

dine/vine

deal/veal

dale/veil

D/V

dial/vial

deer/veer

debt/vet

dent/vent

D/S


dip/sip

D/C

dock/sock

duck/suck

dough/sew

die/sigh

door/sore

deep/seep

D/Z


dip/zip

do/zoo

den/Zen

D/zee

dead/zed

D/SH


door/shore

dip/ship

dot/shot

dark/shark

dock/shock

dough/show

dye/shy

dirt/shirt

deep/sheep

D/CH


din/chin

dip/chip

D's/cheese

dare/chair

doze/chose

do/chew

door/chore

dock/chock

deep/cheep

dive/chive

dumb/chum


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D/DZ


D's/G's

deep/jeep

dive/jive

dam/jam

dog/jog

dug/jug

dig/jig

dust/just

D/H


dough/hoe

die/hi

do/who

dead/head

dale/hail

den/hen

day/hay

date/hate

dark/hark

dog/hog

D/Voiceless TH


dank/thank

dumb/thumb

door/Thor

dirty/thirty

D/Voiced TH


D's/these

D/thee

die/thy

doze/those

day/they

dare/their

dough/though

Dan/than

den/then

D/M


dough/mow

die/my

do/moo

duck/muck

Dean/mean

den/men

door/more

day/May

date/mate

dark/mark

D/N


dice/nice

dip/nip

D/knee

dough/no

dine/nine

dot/knot

dale/nail

dame/name

D/NG


bad/bang

rid/ring

kid/king

bid/Bing

fad/fang

D/R


dough/row

die/rye

dead/red

dale/rail

door/roar

day/ray

date/rate

Doug/rug

dig/rig

dust/rust


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D/W


die/why

dip/whip

deep/weep

den/when

dig/wig

dine/wine

deal/wheel

done/one

dale/whale

deed/weed

dial/while

D/Y


dot/yacht

den/yen

day/yay

do/you

debt/yet

dawn/yawn

dam/yam

dell/yell

dumb/yum



This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with minimal pairs.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Doing home practice will help your child make much faster progress toward correct production.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.

This is not enough time or practice for someone to strengthen their understanding of minimal pairs. But with high caseloads...

...it's all SLPs can do.

There's only so much time in the day.

Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct Minimal Pairs errors because he/she continues to say it incorrectly. 

We know life is busy , but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can.

Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).

Please, please, please use this list to practice.

It will be a great benefit to you and your loved one's progress.



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