Netting for FREE intervention materials: Filling Your Clinic Files Affordably

Disclaimer: Be aware that URLs change and disappear and other sites are available and will become available. These sites are provided simply as good examples. The following resources are "hotlinked" at many, many more are "hotlinked" at

Examples of "interactive" sites

Examples of reproducibles and activities that can be adapted for therapy

Examples of books, stories, magazines, podcasts, and movies that can provide materials for therapy

Examples of actual Clinical Materials/Ideas on the Internet


  • Diagnosis of language disorders
  • General Language Sites
  • Working on vocabulary
  • Working on Morphology/Syntax
  • Other Language Materials - primarily designed for Teaching English as a Second Language, but easily adapted for children with language-learning disorders and adults who are re-learning language following a stroke.

    Speech sound disorders

  • QUIA ( - check especially early learning and speech - is now subscription-based for a fee. But some treasures can still be accessed without "joining."
  • Various materials ( from Materials Exchange
  • A Collection of Approaches to the "R" Sound (
  • The Sounds of English and Spanish - from the University of Iowa (
  • Minimal pairs - vowels and consonants ( by John Higgins
  • Various worksheets and printables from ( - a subscription site with freely-available samples

    A few examples of using these materials to work on literacy issues

  • Environmental Print Awareness


  • The Multimodal Communication Screening Task for Persons with Aphasia (MCST-A) Picture Stimulus Book by A Kathryn L. Garrett, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Joanne Lasker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP ( and The Multimodal Communication Screening Task for Persons with Aphasia (MCST-A) score sheet and instructions by A Kathryn L. Garrett, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Joanne Lasker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (
  • Stroke Caregivers Handbook (
  • Subscribe to Stroke Connection - FREE (
  • Medical cards in English and Spanish (
  • Conversation boards for favorite snacks and drinks, from TinSnips (a site for people with autism) (
  • Supporting People with Aphasia - ( a website designed for people with Aphasia, includes personal stories and a newsletter.
  • Vocabulary activities with audio files (
  • Interesting Things for ESL Students is filled with vocabulary activities and much more (
  • Jokes - listen and retell (
  • Match vegetable with the name ( - has other similar activities.
  • On-line puzzles ( - use to increase concentration abilities
  • More online puzzles (
  • Weekly Reader Teens has online activities that require concentration. (
  • Sudoko Puzzles Free Online Daily (
  • I M Brainy ( from the Brain Injury Association has a variety of resources available for adults and children on prevention in English and Spanish.
  • Word finding/Memory materials

    Motor Speech Disorders/Augmented/Alternative Communication

  • Dysarthria/apraxia screening tool (
  • Comparison chart - apraxia, dysarthria, severe phonological disorder (
  • BUILLD (Bringing Unity into Language and Learning Development) Curriculum Guide developed to teach the Unity servies and enhance language development ( Also check the Teaching ideas for all age levels (
  • Communication aids for public libraries ( - alphabet, word, and picture boards
  • AAC Messaging and Vocabulary - word lists ( including list for ALS patients (
  • 100 most used words from interview with AAC user (
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK Home Page) ( or YAACK (
  • Intellitools Activity Exchange ( - contains hundreds of activities for use with IntelliKeys using Overlay Maker, IntelliTalk, IntelliPics and/or ClickIt! Works on MAC or PC. You don't need to own IntelliTools software to use activities from the Exchange.

    Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Symbol World ( - a monthly magazine, stories, recipes, etc. for symbol readers
  • "Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)" Quest to help kids learn about autism (
  • Facial Expressions ( from DoToLearn. Also has picture cards and additional learning games (, including The Feelings Game (
  • Expression cards ( from SEN Teacher free printables (
  • Make Beliefs Comix (
  • Beyond Autism Pecs Pictures and Icons (
  • Picture Recipes ( from Bry-Back Manor (
  • Social Stories ( - Teaching Children with Autism.
  • Anatomy of A Conversation: Social Scripts Suggested Conversational Messages ( by Linda J. Burkhart and Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite
  • Social Stories written by the staff of the Flemington-Raritan Autism Program. (
  • ABA Educational Resources ( provides many free downloads including Thematic Token Economy Boards
  • Tin Snips ( - a special education resource that includes worksheets and activities for students with autistic spectrum disorders
  • Widgit Resources ( - symbol-supported learning materials and symbol stories
  • Children with Special Needs ( contains a treasure chest of pecs materials, including Picture symbol downloads, McDonald's menus, action pictures and MORE. You need to register to access them, but registration is free.

    Hearing disorders

  • Discrimination Cards from the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program (
  • Wise Ears - a national campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss from NIDCD (
  • Speech and Auditory Training Activities (
  • Fingerspelling (
  • Funbrain ( - sign the alphabet
  • ASL Browser (
  • The Described and Captioned Media Program (CMP) - a free-loan, open-captioned media collection of over 4,000 titles (videos, including some that are streamed and available online, CD-ROM, and DVD) available to hearing impaired, their parents, or those who work with them) are video streamed lessons in ASL and speech reading. (
  • Speech Reading In Context: A Guide for Practice in Everyday Settings ( from Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, contains lesson plans and activities.
  • Scott Bradley's hearing loss simulator (
  • Scott Bradley's Wireless FM (Auditory Trainer) Simulation - (

    Voice/VPI materials

  • Lippy the Lion - a traveling educational tool (
  • The Story of Thumper, the Cleft-affected Bunny ( by Joanne Green
  • Anthony Visits His Cleft Palate Team ( by Joanne Green
  • Welcome to our clinic - an activity and coloring book to help your child prepare for their visit to the Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Clinic at Cincinnati Children's (
  • Voice therapy techniques, ( a collection by Cecilia Hooper
  • John Riski's Assessing VPI (
  • Speech therapy to improve hypernasality ( by John Riski
  • Resources for Children and Adolescents about smoking (
  • You Don't Always Die From Tobacco (
  • Vocal Abuse Checklist for Children and Ideas to eliminate vocal abuse (*/
  • The Voice Academy ( presents strategies relating to vocal health for teachers and contains a fully-scripted, 50 minute in-service curriculum ( that SLPs can use to introduce teachers to this resource.


  • Stuttering Home Page (
  • Woody Starkweather, et. al. Stuttering Prevention: A Manual for Parents (
  • Online stop watch (
  • Parent-Clinician Fluency Assessment ( by Janice Westbrook is designed to be used in three meetings with parents of children who stutter.
  • Teacher Checklist for Fluency ( designed by Nina Reardon-Reeves
  • facilitates information sharing and consultation with the teacher of a child who stutters.
  • Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers -SFA video and book (
  • Spanish Phrasing for SLPS by Dorothy Miranda Esckelson and Adulfa Aguirre Morales (
  • Treating the School-Age Stutterer focusing on twelve components of stuttering intervention. by Peter Ramig, et. al. ( Also available in PDF format (
  • Clinical Nuggets )
  • Just for Kids (
  • Several articles written for the International Stuttering Awareness Day online conferences provide specific therapy ideas and suggestions. (
  • John Ahlbach, a high school teacher who stutters, has written a Stuttering Presentation Guide ( or in PDF format ( to help young people who stutter with ideas for class presentations.
  • stuttering awareness game ( - created on QUIA by Tammy Bryant-McMillin uses facts, myths, etc. about stuttering
  • Sometimes I Just Stutter ( by Eelco de Geus
  • Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids (
  • Peter Ramig, To The Parents Of The Nonfluent Child ( also available at (here)
  • Translations of Two Stuttering Foundation Brochures - information for people from other cultures (
  • Working on Speech Rate Program ( by Joe Kalinowski
  • Fluency Yahtzee: A Game of Choice by Ellen Bennett (
  • David Daly's Cluttering Inventory-R (2006) (
  • Computer Aided Assessment of Cluttering Severity by Klaas Bakker, Florence Myers, Larry Raphael, and Kenneth St. Louis (

    General collections

  • Targets and Activities Project (
  • therapy materials from Nicole SanFillippo (
  • Carol's Speech and Language Disorders Idea Exchange ( by Carol Casserly
  • Old Geezer's Speech Therapy Tool Box ( by Hal Wilson has some lesson plans and a therapy idea exchange
  • Speech Therapy Activities ( by Jennifer Mitchell
  • Freida van Staden's Page (
  • Speech Teach UK Downloads (
  • Collection of Therapy Ideas from Communication Connects (
  • This Works for Me from Speaking of ( - an interactive forum for speech/language pathologists to exchange ideas, information and resources, from Pat Mervine.
  • Teach the Children Well - amazing collection of links (

    Commercial Companies

    Check the web sites of your favorite commercial companies which often have sample products available free. For example:

    Examples of Freeware/Shareware (Software) on the Internet

  • PRAAT ( - free software for acoustic analysis
  • Study Dog ( WAS a free, interactive computer-based reading development program, "designed as a supplemental reading program for children from Pre-K to 2nd Grade, StudyDog can help a child master the core reading skills if the child is ready to learn to read or is behind in reading at school." It is now available for purchase ($34.95-49.95). However is is still FREE for low-income families. There are three levels (Pre-K through K; K through 1 and grades 1 through 2. The software program features
  • Bungalow Software ( has free trial versions of several programs for adults with neurogenic disorders (currently only for PC)
  • Totware - Benjamin's Favorites ( - for both MAC and PC users.

    Examples of Templates and Generators to make your own therapy materials


  • PowerPoint Templates

    Dealing with teasing (extras)

  • PowerPoint Templates - ( use to help students create power point presentations to learn about their speech disorder and to educate their classmates
  • Its My Life ( - lesson plans for dealing with bullying.
  • Don't Laugh at Me (

    Remember - the above therapy resources is "hotlinked at and many, many more are "hotlinked" at
    copyright - Judith Maginnis Kuster