Category: Mobile Apps

Minimal Pairs

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The Minimal Pairs is designed for use by individuals with developmental communication difficulties and with phonological difficulties. The app can also be used by those with dysphasia, dyslexia or dysgraphia; teachers of adult literacy; or therapists working with children who have language and literacy needs. The app can be set up by parents, teachers, and speech pathologists and can be used in both listening and practicing for speaking modes, using phrase completion tasks.

The program targets the following speech sounds in the initial, medial, final, and blend position of words: p, b, m, n, t, d, k, g, f, v, s, z, dz (as in jam), j (as in yacht), w, r, l, th, sh, ch. The user can choose to work on sounds at the beginning of words (such as wing and ring), the middle (open and ocean), the end (bed and bet), or in blends (such as clock compared to lock). Each task can also be modified to have the symbol and text, just the text or just the symbol. At the end of each set, the user can watch motivational videos of Dubdub and see their results. Results can be viewed and shared.

Key features include: 

  • Over 700 individual target words
  • Targets auditory discrimination (identifying the difference between sounds in words)
  • Targets spoken production of minimal pair contrasts at word level and within phrase completion tasks 
  • The app covers all consonants in English and offers both English and American voices 
  • Option to present the cards with symbol only, symbol + word or word only  
  • Spoken cues
  • Engaging and colorful Widgit symbols
  • Fun and motivational videos 
  • Fun sounds used as a reinforcement to aid learning (can also be turned off)
  • Option of two themes (Dubdub’s theme of alternative theme)
  • Clear visual feedback on each item
  • Automatically keeps track of accuracy
  • Email results table (includes performance of each item within the set and the overall percentage correct within the set. 
  • Parental control menu access 
  • Information from our resident speech therapist 
  • Enables self directed learning and continuation of therapy at home
Technical Specifications: 

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. 

Devices: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Version: 2.0 

Size: 497 megabytes..


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Minimal Pairs

Made By:

Therapy Box

Therapy Box was founded by Speech and Language Therapist Rebecca Bright and Telecoms Expert Swapnil Gadgil in 2010. Seeing a gap in the market with up and coming technology, the idea formed for a communication app and with its release to the market in 2011, Predictable came to life.

This life changing app was just the beginning of the journey. Going from strength-to-strength, the company grew very quickly and now there is a great team here in London as well as a fantastic team of developers.

Catering to a customer's needs is not just limited to the apps, providing solutions for complete assessment became necessary and the popular bundles came about, which included not only the app but hardware and accessories.

The team Therapy Box have now added a range of apps, including ChatAble, Scene & Heard as well as a range of therapy apps: Sort This Out, Minimal Pair and Odd One Out. Now with their great range of expertise, Therapy Box has started an App Development Service, giving professionals a chance to build their idea. With more apps in development than ever and people gaining awareness of AAC needs, this is a very exciting time for the industry. Here at Therapy Box we are very excited to see where the future and technology will take us next!

Phone (International): 
+44 2087493474
Fax (International): 
+44 2087113646

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Apple, Inc.
Organization Type: 
Phone: 800-692-7753 or 800-676-2775
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Blind & Low Vision, Computers