Since my readers and clients regularly ask for my favorite speech and language resources, I’ve created this comprehensive resource page. My hope is that these resources can help address some of your questions or concerns. This page includes some of the most insightful books, products, websites, and posts I’ve read in regards to speech and language delays, disorders, and treatment. Anything and everything related to toddler development can be found at My Toddler Talks.
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I will update this list as time goes on. If you have a favorite resource, please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Books on Speech, Language, Feeding, and Oral Motor Development:
Helping the Thumb-Sucking Child by Rosemarie A. Van
How to Stop Drooling: Practical Solutions for Home and Therapy by Pam Marshalla
Tucker the Tongue Finds His Spot by Joy Moeller
Learning to Read is a Ball by Kimberly Scanlon
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Growing a Reader from Birth: Your Child’s Path from Language to Literacy by Diane McGuinness
Books on Autism:
Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think by: Stanley E. Greenspan
101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders by Tara Delaney, M.S., OTR
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
Books on Executive Function, Fluency, and Social Emotional Development:
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents by Stanley Ainsworth and Jane Fraser
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the credentialing association for its qualified members who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. ASHA advocates for people with communication disorders and advances communication science and research.
New Jersey Speech-Language–Hearing Association (NJSHA) serves audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language or hearing scientists by providing resources, information, programs, and services that meet members’ needs. NJSHA also promotes public awareness and advocates for professional standards, legislation, and regulation necessary to provide the highest quality of care for the individuals they serve.
Reading Rockets offers extensive information and resources on how young children learn to read, why it’s so difficult, and how adults can assist. Their goal is to “bring the reading research to life.”
Read Aloud 15 Minutes is a non-profit organization that strongly advocates for reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes. Doing this everyday is one of the best ways to prepare children for kindergarten.
The Prompt Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to researching and encouraging holistic, dynamic, multi-sensory assessment and interventions for individuals with speech production disorders.
Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest advocacy organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Autism Speaks also increases awareness of autism spectrum disorders and campaigns for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
First Signs is a website dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.
A phenomenal website that offers resources and materials that assist teachers and interventionists in implementing evidence-based practices (EBP).
The ASRC main purpose is to research and distribute information about stuttering and its treatment.
A non-profit organization that provides free resources, services and support to those who stutter as well as their families. Also shares and supports research into the causes of stuttering.
A non-profit organization operating from Harvard University that seeks to improve the frequency and quality of mealtime interaction by sharing various tips, dinnertime goals, conversation topics, recipes and more.
Toys and Games to Support Speech and Language Development
I hope this list has been helpful.
Have a fantastic day!