Auditory practice at the sound, syllable, phrase, and sentence levels is the basis for phonology therapy. This exercise uses speech models that separate the target sound from the rest of the word. In this way, the error sound can be eliminated from the habitual motor sequence.
This auditory discrimination activity helps children discriminate between words that differ in pronunciation by one sound. They learn to hear the difference between words like “stop - top” and “rake - wake”. They are prompted to “Show Me” the target word by tapping on the colorful pictures and listening for the sounds in the target word and a foil.
Match Ups! is primarily a fun memory game, but this version was made specifically for phonology practice. SLPs tell us that they often use it as a reward at the end of a therapy session.