DZ Minimal Pairs for Speech Therapy Practice

173+ DZ Minimal Pairs for Speech Therapy Practice


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DZ Minimal Pairs


DZ/P


jeep/peep

Jay/pay

jump/pump

jet/pet

jug/pug

junk/punk

jig/pig

jail/pail

jack/pack

Jane/pain

DZ/B


jeep/beep

jump/bump

jeans/beans

jet/bet

junk/bunk

jog/bog

jug/bug

jig/big

jelly/belly

Jack/back

DZ/T


gin/tin

jail/tail

jug/tug

Jen/ten

G/tea

jack/tack

DZ/D


G's/D's

jeep/deep

jive/dive

jam/dam

jog/dog

jug/Doug

jig/dig

just/dust

G/D


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DZ/K


Jane/cane

J/K

G/key

jar/car

jog/cog

join/coin

job/cob

jab/cab

jail/kale

DZ/G


jail/Gale

jig/gig

Jill/gill

Jess/guess

jet/get

just/gust

juice/goose

John/gone

jeer/gear

junk/gunk

DZ/F


Jan/fan

gin/fin

jig/fig

Joan/phone

jog/fog

jeer/fear

joke/folk

Jake/fake

jar/far

jade/fade

DZ/V


G/V

jail/veil

Jan/van

jeer/veer

G's/V's

Jane/vein

jet/vet

Jim/vim

DZ/S


Jean/scene

Jane/sane

G/sea

Jack/sack

jail/sale

gel/cell

job/sob

joke/soak

jet/set

jaw/saw

DZ/Z


G/Z

jack/Zach

Joan/zone

Jen/Zen

DZ/SH


G/she

jot/shot

jeep/sheep

Joe/show

Jock/shock

just/shut

gin/shin

jocks/shocks

jeer/sheer

jacks/shacks

DZ/CH


G's/cheese

Jane/chain

jeep/cheap

junk/chunk

joke/choke

jive/chive

jello/cello


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DZ/L


jeep/leap

Jay/lay

jet/let

Jane/lane

jug/lug

Jess/less

jaw/law

jam/lamb

jog/log

DZ/H


G/he

jeep/heap

Jen/hen

jug/hug

Jill/hill

Jay/hay

Joe/hoe

jail/hail

joist/hoist

jut/hut

DZ/Voiceless TH


jaw/thaw

DZ/Voiced TH


G's/these

G/thee

Jo/though

Jay/they

DZ/M


Jen/men

jacks/Max

jug/mug

Jill/mill

Joe/mow

jail/mail

Jan/man

Joan/moan

jade/made

jello/mellow

DZ/N


G/knee

Jill/nil

Jay/neigh

Joe/no

jail/nail

jock/knock

jut/nut

job/knob

Jack/knack

DZ/NG


badge/bang

ridge/ring

DZ/R


Jane/rain

jeep/reap

jack/rack

jail/rail

jug/rug

jig/rig

Jan/ran

just/rust

Jake/rake

Joe/row


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DZ/W


jeep/weep

jail/whale

jig/wig

Jay/weigh

jet/wet

germ/worm

jade/wade

DZ/Y


Jay/yay

jet/yet

Jack/yak

joke/yolk

jam/yam

jetty/yeti

jot/yacht

gel/yell



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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