Happy World Book Day!
In honors of world book day, I went around and asked a couple of our SLP’s and SLPA’s to suggest books that they love for therapy, as well as educational speech therapy books.
Here are some of their suggestions 😊
This book is a great resource to have that gives information about how to effectively treat toddlers, preschoolers, and early intervention kids who may have childhood apraxia. This book covers everything from importance of early target selection to incorporating technology into therapy.
This is an amazing book that teaches you how to differentiate between errors related to second-language influence or communication disorders. It covers different cultures, languages, and patterns in speech.
This is a great book if you are a new SLPA or SLP. The book includes activities, apps, and basic treatment objectives that guides therapists to choose the correct treatment method. It covers:
And includes activities that addresses each communication need.
This book is great for understanding Stuttering and treatments available for it. The main focus of the book is assessing and treating feelings and beliefs in school age children that may cause stuttering. It also includes numerous strategies for helping children make positive changes and achieve results
This book is intended for babies and toddlers. The book is fun with icons to point to, buttons to press, and silly sounds that play.
This is a fun interactive book that has buttons on each page. There are specific directions to follow on each page, making the book fun and interactive. For speech therapy, this book is amazing for having fun and teaching toddlers to follow directions.
This is a fun book to read to toddlers and when it comes to speech therapy, it is great for teaching prepositions to toddlers.
This book is just great for learning. It has great easy to read text and lots of fun and colorful images that you can use to target multiple speech goals with.
As you can see by the titles, each book is targeting different goals. You can use Round is a Tortilla to teach kids about different shapes. You can use Green is a Chile Pepper to teach toddlers about different colors. You can use One is a Pinata to teach kids about numbers.
These are another great book series to target different speech goals for children. They have many different books intended for different ages and different goals!
These books are great for toddlers and kids. For speech therapy, these books can be used for re-directing/engaging the client; targeting prelinguistic skills such as joint attention, shared enjoyment, etc.
You can target goals such as:
These are interesting stories that most toddlers enjoy reading and listening to. These books are great for speech when it comes to targeting goals like:
Here are some of the book suggestions I got from our Therapists.
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