chapter  13
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Approximant cluster reduction

If the child only has a problem with approximants (‘w’ and ‘l’) preceded by ‘s’ consult Chapter 14 as ‘s’ clusters can follow a different pattern to those listed here.

In this chapter the focus is on helping children to produce an approximant when it is preceded by another consonant in a word. There are many of these combinations in English, for example: pram, play, brick, blow, claw, crash, grease, glow, free and flat. There are a few other combinations too, but they are not very frequent in words children are likely to say, so are not included here.