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Speech Therapy Resources A Comprehensive List

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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Happy reading!

I will update this list as time goes on. If you have a favorite resource, please do not hesitate to contact me kim@scanlonspeech.com


Books on Speech, Language, Feeding, and Oral Motor Development:

How to Stop Thumbsucking (and Other Oral Habits): Practical Solutions for Home and Therapy by Pam Marshalla

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

Raising Passionate Readers: 5 Easy Steps to Success in School and Life by Nancy Newman

Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction


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.

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism


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

Stuttering and Your Child: Questions and Answers

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough


Recommendated Websites:

 American Speech-Language Hearing Association

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

New Jersey Speech-LanguageHearing 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

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

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

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

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

First Signs is a website dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder

A phenomenal website that offers resources and materials that assist teachers and interventionists in implementing evidence-based practices (EBP).

The Australian Stuttering Research Centre

The ASRC main purpose is to research and distribute information about stuttering and its treatment.

The Stuttering Foundation

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.

The Family Dinner Project

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

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Games, Toys, and Activities to Build Attention in Preschoolers

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I hope this list has been helpful.

Have a fantastic day!

Kim

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