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Scheduling made easy! This software was developed by the husband of a speech/language pathologist. View the sample web-based scheduler, then sign up (there’s a fee) to use the scheduling software for 1 year.
This site is dedicated to speech/language pathologists, educators and parents, encouraging development of functional communication skills in children in all environments. Included are informational articles related to fostering good communication, a story-making machine, forums, links which include IEP goal ideas, fun therapy activities, organizational forms and much more.
FREE Monthly Speaking Tips
Free tips for improving public speaking and interpersonal communication by professional speaker Lenny Laskowski. Print and share with students, teachers, or use yourself to strengthen presentation skills.
We teach students the meanings of idioms, but did you ever wonder how the idioms got started and what they really mean? This site has the answers for a long list of idioms and expressions in common English usage. Ideal for secondary students.
: The answer to your prayers! Loads of sample goals and objectives arranged by topic and severity. Back online!!
IEP Goals.net A compendium of IEP goals addressing many areas of educational needs, available by yearly subscription.
InSight Speech A source of downloadable e-books with information for SLPs (including newbies), teachers, and parents.
This is a nationwide recruiting and placement agency for SLPs interested in working with children in a variety of settings.
Phonetics: The Sounds of English and Spanish
You absolutely must check out this site. Developed by the University of Iowa, this site presents animated and real-life video of each phoneme as it is produced. When you arrive at the site, click on "Launch English Library" to view these animations. What a wonderful way to finally show students how to make those hard-to-see sounds!
Quia.com Speech and Language Therapy Activities
This site offers online games created by SLPs for articulation, vocabulary, grammar, inferences, and much more. Games can be played in therapy sessions or given as fun online homework assignments.
See It, Say It, Write It
Innovative ideas for SLPs and teachers that incorporate technology (computers, digital cameras, scanners, etc.) into speech, language, and literacy instruction.
: The Silence Within--A parent/teacher guide to helping the selective mute and shy child, based on a teacher's experience.
Speech Buddies --a kit of tools and training info to improve articulation at an accelerated rate (compared to traditional therapy methods), and an informative blog on a variety of s/l topics, including autism, dyslexia, telepractice, and much more.
This site offers free tools to the Speech-Language Pathologist Community including free internet services (email and websites) and other free services. The chat room is very active and is available for information through our archives. Message boards, employment information, and information related to further education are also provided.
Speech Dynamics, Inc.: Charlotte Boshart
This site offers free materials, including tons of symbols for Picture Exchange Communication System books, scheduling and sequencing, labeling items in the environment, behavioral & transition cues, and much more. Of particular interest to adolescents are photos related to pop music and TV shows.
This super site offers information, materials and links related to articulation, language, early intervention, and technology. Commercial products are also available.
A resource for families, educators, and medical professionals, offering information about language development in children, helping those who care for toddlers and young children who are late talkers, and connecting you with others who have been down this road. Language disorders and communication impairments included are apraxia, stuttering, pervasive developmental disorder, dysarthria, and aphasia, among others.
Stuttering Foundation of America provides comprehensive up-to date information, resources, and support to those who stutter and their families as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
Virtual Speech Center Specializes in providing speech/language assessment and therapy online (telepractice) via web-based software and offers free iPhone apps to their SLPs.
Great information on early speech development, ways to stimulate speech/language in hearing and deaf children, audio & video clips of early speech and intervention methods, and more.
Wide Smiles Cleft Lip and Palate Resource
: A very useful and comprehensive resource for professionals, parents, and children, including medical/surgical information, exercises for speech therapy, support resources, and lots of useful links.
An unbelievable collection of materials and downloadable computer games (MAC) for children with special needs!
: A terrific site of online games for young children. Also includes storybooks (print or use online), plus extensive teachers' and parents' guides for Listening, Writing, Reading, Developing Social Skills, Thinking, Math Concepts, and Language Development, plus lists of recommended children's books, and more!
Color by Idiom
An online activity by FunBrain. Students choose the difficulty level, topic, and picture to color. Each time the student matches an idiom and definition, a piece of a picture is colored on the screen.
A wonderfully interactive way for young students to learn to read! FREE online games use sight and sound to teach reading through phonemic awareness.
Tracy Gefroh Boyd Artic & Language Therapy
: use these motivating online games and activities during speech/language therapy or assign for homework. Includes categorization, homographs, multiple meanings, analogies, grammar, idioms, syllable counting, and more.
: A variety of thematic/literature/curriculum-based vocabulary games, puzzles, comic strips, and lesson plans geared toward the older student. Useful for standardized test preparation.
Wacky Web Tales
: For grades 3 and above. Students can play Web Tales online. Students can also write and submit their own Web Tales. Provides HELP screen for parts of speech.
Coast Music Therapy
Download tips for therapists, teachers, and parents on ways to use music to enhance learning.
Coloring4All Loads of licensed characters for online coloring, plus printables, games, dot-to-dots and more.
Crayola Crayons Web Site
Lots of creative, hands-on lesson plans and activities that provide fine-motor practice with a variety of art media. Also available are printable, thematic coloring pages, cards that you can make, and portals for parents and kids.
Coloring Printables Loads of free b/w coloring pages, arranged by curricular topic and theme, available for download, along with tips regarding the value of coloring.
Dr. Mac's Amazing Behavior Management Advice Site
The name says it all! This site offers thousands of tips on managing student behavior and provides step-by-step directions for implementing a great number of standard interventions. It also contains a bulletin board on which you can post your disciplinary concerns and receive suggestions from teachers around the world.
Discount School Supply
All kinds of curricular and experiential materials, including story book kits, --all discounted, plus free ideas for craft projects.
Download tons of thematic and curricular puzzles, games, and worksheets, plus create your own crosswords, word searches, and more.
Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
Free service for all educators, provided by the US Dept. of Education. Search for materials and resources, such as lesson plans and thematic units by subject, keywords, grade level.
Super resources for teachers, students, and parents. Among the teacher resources you'll find lesson plans, worksheets, clipart, crafts, articles, and much more. Don't be fooled by the name; some of these materials are appropriate for older students, too, and relate to the curriculum.
The Resource Room
Free-spirited Structured Multisensory LearningLessons, ideas, articles and links for multisensory learning for people of all ages. Resources for people who learn differently, or have learning difficulties or learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia. Teachers, therapists, and parents will find great information, some general and some curriculum-specific, to support students with different learning styles.
Songs for Teaching
A great resource for creative teachers who recognize the value of music in facilitating all types of learning.
A delightful site packed with thematic games, puzzles, crafts, writing activities, coloring pages, and more that you can download, plus online cards, coloring pages, and puzzles--all free and easy to use.
A site full of wonderfully interactive games to teach young children to read via phonemic awareness. Related materials, including writing activities, available for teachers -- all FREE!
Teach-nology Rubric Generator
Free rubric generators for assessing a wide range of skills and behaviors. Of particular interest to SLPs are rubrics for Oral Expression, Basic Reading Skills, Listening, Writing, and Class Participation.
Teacher Resource Center Educational materials (free and for sale), articles, a newsletter, and much for for teachers, parents, and students
Curry School of Education--Webbing Into Literacy
: This awesome site is devoted to phonology and literacy development in young children. There are free, downloadable, weekly themed lessons (A-Rhyme-A-Week and A-Book-A-Week) which contained detailed lesson plans, extension activities, and great illustrations.
This site has TONS of crafts, games, recipes, and literacy materials, including great mini-books for every sound. Keep scrolling through the extensive list to see all this site has to offer, including materials with your students' favorite cartoon characters!
Jan Brett's Homepage
: This talented author/illustrator of many beloved children's books generously shares free story-related downloads, activities, recipes, and online games to extend the themes of her books.
Language Arts Resources & Activities: Spelling and Phonics
This awesome site provides downloads and links to a wide variety of materials, including tracing paper and traceable fonts, phonics and alphabet activities, Dolch Word List games, vowel worksheets and games, and lots of links to other phonics/literacy resources.
NEA: Read Across America
EVERYTHING you need to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day (March 1), including a resourced kit you can download with clip art, certificates, activities, bookmarks, a bio of Dr. Seuss, invitations, reading lists, and TONS more!
Additionalinformation and links on Applied Behavioral Analysis
An assistive technology web site for people who have disabilities and need assistance with computer access.
All About Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral Palsy Directory
Your one-stop destination for anything you can think about cerebral palsy. This Cerebral Palsy Directory is designed to help its users findthe cerebral palsy information, articles, source, companies, products and services.
Autism support information, including info and links to cranio-facial sites.
Fisher-Price Special Needs
Helpful information for parents and educators in early intervention regarding play stages in the areas of seeing, thinking & learning, hearing, moving, talking, and manipulating toys.
Online Asperger's Syndrome Information and Support
OT Exchange This site provides a central place where members can exchange ideas, share experiences and brainstorm together related to children with special needs and their families. Membership and all the resources are free.
Use Visual Strategies
Improving communication is one of the primary needs for persons with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ASD, or others with communication or behavior challenges. This site provides tools to help improve communication, including articles, pictures with customized text, and much more.
Publishers of Books, Materials, Software, and Hardware:
CD-ROMs of over 8500 full-color photos for communication training
Switches, software, and other solutions for children and adults with disabilities. Check out the Power of Vision and other articles and ideas for implementing functional assistive technology.
A super site for reasonably priced assistive technology (switches and simple AAC devices), plus the "Applications Photo Album" which shows very clever, workable ways to incorporate AT into daily life to boost learning, communication, and participation.
PECS for All Home of the Picto Selector AAC symbol tool, available in multiple platforms and multiple languages. This is a free shareware program that can be used to generate all kinds of communication materials.
News-2-You Weekly Online Newspaper
a download publication for all ages that presents the "who, what, where, when" of topical news stories in symbol/text format and simplified language for 3 levels of readers, and now also in Spanish. Each issue includes a weekly recipe, joke, standards-based activity pages, and communication boards, plus pages you can customize (weather, birthdays, etc.). Even more theme reinforcing materials are found in Joey's Locker and in the online games section.
For more info: click here.
News-2-You is thrilled to announce a new curriculum product for Fall 2008. The Unique Learning System is a unique modified curriculum format designed for special learners. Unique takes a standards-based approach to learning and is available in four different grade bands. Every month subscribers will have access to 26 lesson plans and activities built around a science or social studies content. The lesson plans in each unit incorporate reading, writing and math in a consistent format and differentiated tasks set goals for every learners needs. Finally, along with all this content, an online assessment piece will help teachers track their students' success.