R Minimal Pairs for Speech Therapy Practice

190+ R Minimal Pairs for Speech Therapy Practice


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R/P


reach/peach

rain/pain

rink/pink

rack/pack

rail/pail

rat/pat

wreck/peck

rest/pest

roast/post

rocket/pocket

R/B


row/bow

red/bed

rug/bug

rack/back

run/bun

rag/bag

right/bite

reach/beach

rail/bail

wrench/bench

R/T


reach/teach

rack/tack

rail/tail

rest/test

roast/toast

rule/tool

rose/toes

rug/tug

wren/ten

row/toe

R/D


row/dough

rye/die

red/dead

rail/Dale

roar/door

ray/day

rate/date

rug/Doug

rig/dig

rust/dust



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R/K


rat/cat

roast/coast

rash/cash

roll/coal

rain/cane

ring/king

road/code

rake/cake

race/case

ramp/camp

R/G


row/go

rye/guy

rag/gag

rail/Gail

rot/got

rig/gig

rave/gave

roll/goal

rate/gate

rest/guest

R/F


ran/fan

rig/fig

runny/funny

row/foe

red/fed

rail/fail

rake/fake

race/face

rocks/fox

read/feed

R/V


ran/van

real/veal

rail/veil

wrote/vote

row/vow

rest/vest

rat/vat

rain/vein

rile/vial

R/S


rail/sail

real/seal

rand/sand

rash/sash

row/sew

rope/soap

ring/sing

rink/sink

rack/sack

rock/sock

R/Z


room/zoom

red/zed

rack/Zack

wrap/zap

rest/zest

ring/zing

rink/zinc

rip/zip

R/SH


rain/Shane

rack/shack

rod/shod

rose/shows

rare/share

run/shun

rake/shake

red/shed

row/show

rut/shut

R/CH


rat/chat

rain/chain

race/chase

rink/chink

rhyme/chime

rip/chip

reap/cheep

rare/chair

rest/chest

rose/chose


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R/DZ


rain/Jane

reap/jeep

rack/Jack

rail/jail

rest/jest

rig/jig

rust/just

racks/jacks

rake/Jake

raw/jaw

R/H


reap/heap

rail/hail

real/heel

rat/hat

roast/host

rug/hug

rose/hose

rabbit/habit

red/head

rush/hush

R/Voiceless TH


Rick/thick

rink/think

raw/thaw

reef/thief

ranks/thanks

R/Voiced TH


rose/those

ray/they

rare/their

row/though

rat/that

ran/than

wren/then

R/M


rain/main

rail/mail

real/meal

rat/mat

roast/most

rug/mug

rust/must

ran/man

right/might

rake/make

R/N


rack/knack

rail/nail

real/kneel

wreck/neck

rope/nope

wrestle/nestle

rod/nod

rose/nose

right/night

read/need

R/L


ramp/lamp

race/lace

rake/lake

reef/leaf

rock/lock

right/light

road/load

rain/lane

ram/lamb

read/lead

R/W


rock/wok

rag/wag

rig/wig

rake/wake

ring/wing

rink/wink

run/one

real/wheel

red/wed


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R/Y


ray/yay

rue/you

rot/yacht

rap/yap

rack/yak

ram/yam



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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