"Netting" For FREE Information And Intervention Materials

Judith Maginnis Kuster

Minnesota State University, Mankato


All of the resources are hot-linked below!


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.






A. The Free "Invisible Web"


€ Cochrane Library - http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/clibintro.htm

               abstracts - http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/index.htm


€ Center for Reviews and Dissemination -               http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb/

               Includes DARE - Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects


€ Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) -

http://www.ancds.org (check out the practice guidelines - (http://www.ancds.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=9)


€ What Works Clearinghouse - http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/


€ Best Evidence Encyclopedia - http://www.bestevidence.org/


€ Campbell Collaboration - http://www.campbellcollaboration.org


example: Effectiveness of Phonemic Awareness Training on Reading and Spelling Achievement in Elementary School Children

example: Effectiveness of Behavioral-Based Interventions for Stuttering in Children and Adolescents  

example: The effects of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) on prelinguistic behaviors, speech production, and expressive social regulation and communicative functions in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

example: Speech and language therapy interventions for children with primary speech and language delay or disorder 


€ Evidence-Based Practice Briefs - http://www.speechandlanguage.com/ebp/index.asp

http://www.speechandlanguage.com/ebp/pdfs/2-4-december-2007.pdf - on stuttering


€ ASHA's N-CEBP (http://www.asha.org/members/ebp/compendium/) members only


€ Clinical Guidelines, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (2005)                (http://www.rcslt.org/resources/RCSLT_Clinical_Guidelines.pdf)


€ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) http://www.ahrq.gov



€ National Guideline Clearinghouse - http://www.guideline.gov/





€ ERIC database - http://www.eric.ed.gov/


€ PubMed - http://clinical.uthscsa.edu/pubmed/

               (interface for MEDLINE, National Library of Medicine's  bibliographic database)


€ TRIP Database - http://www.tripdatabase.com/

               keywords lead to other sites or answers from TRIP


Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP) - searchable

 database of  federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. - http://crisp.cit.nih.gov


OMIM - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man - a catalog of human genes and genetic

disorders http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=omim


A few additional examples where work on Efficacy Information in ComDis has started online




€ Efficacy in Dysphagia Treatment - http://www.dysphagia.com/reference

€ Efficacy in Stuttering Treatment


€ Efficacy Information on the Internet in Speech-Language Pathology and

               Audiology - http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/efficacy/efficacy.html

€ Speech-Language Evidence Based Research -


€ ASHA's National Center for Treatment Efficacy Bibliography  - Still available at                http://callierlibrary.utdallas.edu/treatment_efficacy_bibliography.pdf

€ (Bamford-Lahey efficacy bibliographies - no longer online, but still available at





€ EMBASE - http://www.embase.com - Gateway to Biomedical and

               Pharmacological Information

€ Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

               http://www.cinahl.com/prodsvcs/prodsvcs.htm - database - nursing and allied health.

€ OVID - http://www.ovid.com - electronic medical, health and life sciences information


€ OCLC FirstSearch - http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch a nonprofit, membership,

computer library service and research organization

€ Ingenta - http://www.ingenta.com - comprehensive collection of academic and

               professional publications available for online, fax and Ariel delivery

€ HighBeam - http://www.highbeam.com/library/index.asp? collection of

               articles from leading publications, updated daily and going back as far as 20 years

€ Psycinfo - http://www.apa.org/psycinfo - an abstract (not full-text) database of

               psychological literature from the 1800s to the present.

€ The Dome - http://www.comdisdome.com/

               (at MSU - http://eresources.lib.mnsu.edu to Resources to  General Resources)




€ ASHA Journals - (AJA (complete -1991-present), AJSLP (complete 1992-present) ,

               JSLHR (complete 1997-present), LSHSS - 1990-present) Also has archive of back

               journals - JSHD - 1990 (last year printed) and JSHR from 1990-1996. Great

               member benefit! http://www.asha.org/members/deskref-journals/

€ Free medical Journals Site - http://www.freemedicaljournals.com

€ Hardin Library for the Health Sciences http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/ej.html

€ High Wire Press http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl

€ Directory of Open Access Journals - http://www.doaj.org/

€ Journal of Fluency Disorders http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0094730X

€ Journal of Stuttering Therapy, Advocacy and Research - www.journalofstuttering.com

€ ASHA Conference Papers -  Abstract archives starting with 2002 ASHA convention -

http://search.asha.org/?col=conv&ql=a plus some convention handouts and some PPTs are available for the current the conventions. (2004 papers available at

http://convention.asha.org/2004/handouts.cfm, 2006 papers available at

http://convention.asha.org/2006/handouts.cfm, 2007 handouts are available at

http://convention.asha.org/2007/handouts.cfm), 2008 handouts are available at





Dysphagia Training


An Introduction to Autism -


Genetics in the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology


International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conferences


SpeechPathology.com - http://www.speechpathology.com (free for students)

Audiology online - http://www.audiologyonline.com

Prentke-Romich - http://www.prentrom.com/training/asha

Passy-Muir - http://www.passy-muir.com

Linguisystems - http://www.linguisystems.com/ceu_intro.php

AAC Institute - http://www.aacinstitute.org


Non-peer-reviewed invisible web resources




€ Encyclopedia - http://wikipedia.org


€ Newspapers - http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/



€ Magazines - http://newslink.org/mag.html


Accessing discussion forums and searching archives (also provides opportunities for Personal Connections with those who have had experience)


€ Archives of discussion forums


               € mailing lists - subscribe to individual list for archives of past discussion


                              € listserv

                              € yahoogroups


€ RecoveredKids - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RecoveredKids/

- "This list is parents of kids recovered or on the road to recovery from autism." Has over 1600 members!


example: Parent reports of what worked for their kids on yahoogroups http://home.san.rr.com/autismnet/rollcall.html


               € newsgroups - http://groups.google.com/groups/dir?sel=gtype%3D0


Dedicated Internet Databases and Webliographies/Subject Guides




€ Internet Public Library (IPL) - http://www.ipl.org/div/sitesearch/

€ Family Village - http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu


€ US Government Resources


               € National Library of Medicine Directory of Health Organization

                              Online - http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov/



               € National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication

                              Disorders (NIDCD) - http://www.nidcd.nih.gov




               € Caroline Bowen's Communication Disorders Home Page



€ Eric H. Chudler's Neurological Disorder Resources



               € Guide to Otolaryngology Resources on the Internet (maintained by Aletta

Moore) - http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/oto/others.html


               € Judith Kuster's Net Connections to Communication Disorders



B. The "Visible Web"




€ Quackwatch - http://www.quackwatch.org



               Evaluate PERFORMANCE

               Evaluate CONTENT


AutomatedSearch engines


               € Yahoo - http://www.yahoo.com

                                             example: Hypernasal Speech Samples



               € altavista - http://www.altavista.com

                                             example: Inner ear - http://www.brucerosemanmd.com/id53.htm


               € ask- http://www.ask.com/

                              example: Comparison chart - apraxia, dysarthria, severe

                              phonological disorder - http://www.apraxia-kids.org/site/apps/nl/content3.asp?c=chKMI0PIIsE&b=788447&ct=464135


               € clusty - http://www.clusty.com


               € google


example: Greenspan's site - http://www.stanleygreenspan.com/

example: Hidden Laughter - http://www.hiddenlaughter.com/index.html

example: Relationship-Based Intervention, or Floor-Time by parent,

David  Nelson -  - http://www.mindspring.com/~dgn/davefaq.htm

example: Indiana Resource Center



Several important features to know about searching

€ Many engines use quotations marks, including Google              

         € Define what you are looking for and choose key words carefully

         € Understand how search engine is "searching"

               € Learn Boolean searches

                                             € and - retrieves only item including all the

                                             specified terms (some use +)

                                             € OR - retrieves all items including any of

                                             the specified terms

                                             € not - excludes the term after it (some use -)

                                             € combine strategies

         € Don't just rely on the "old favorites"

         € Practice, practice, practice

         € Don't get side-tracked!

         € IMPORTANT features about Google (also in some other search engines)

                 .pdf - example: What is Floor Time    http://www.gvsu.edu/forms/autism/What%20is%20Floor%20Time.pdf

€ +pdf - Story sequence (http://abcteach.com/free/s/story_pics__prek_set1_4.pdf)

                 .ppt - example: Floor Time Stanley GreenspanΉs Model


€ ppt -- Idiom game (http://www.hlschool.org/cwalkerweb/PPPARAETECH07/PowerPointParadise/PPTgame-update.ppt)

                 € cache

                 € full-text searching

                 € * (asterisk between words)

                 € ~ (tilde) for synonyms)

                 € http://translate.google.com/ - Google Translate -

                 € http://images.google.com/ - Google image search

€ advanced image search - The Three Little Pigs (http://coloringpagesforkids.info/category/the-three-little-pigs/)

Coloring Pages for Kids (http://coloringpagesforkids.info) - contains hundreds of pages in over a hundred categories - great resource!

                 € http://groups.google.com - search over 700 million posts of newsgroups for the past 20 years!

          € http://news.google.com

          € http://www.google.com/products - Product search (formerly froogle)

                            € http://video.google.com - http://www.aphasia.tv

                            € http://blogsearch.google.com

          € http://www.google.com/ig/usgov

                                       Drayna - - http://www.genome.gov/12514288

          € http://books.google.com

          € http://scholar.google.com/ - Google Scholar -  a specialized search

function that enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

           € http://maps.google.com

           € http://earth.google.com

           € A few additional interesting Google features

       € site:.gov stuttering

       € site:.edu stuttering

       € link:www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/stutter.html

       € define:evidence based practice

       € related:www.asha.org

       € conversion, calculator, checking range of numbers


Specialized/Unique Search Engines and Strategies


€ SumSearch - http://sumsearch.uthscsa.edu/ - a unique method of searching for

               medical evidence

€ Scirus - http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/ - for scientific information

€ Healthfinder - http://healthfinder.gov

€ HONcode accredited sites - http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Hunt

€ Infomine - http://infomine.ucr.edu/ - scholarly internet resource collections

€ Rhymezone - http://www.rhymezone.com/

€ FindSounds - http://www.findsounds.com/types.html

€ Podcast Directory - http://www.podcastdirectory.com

€ OneLook Dictionary - http://onelook.com


Search Engines/Directories Especially for Kids


€ OneKey - http://www.onekey.com/ - links to Google's safe search

€ Yahoo kids - http://kids.yahoo.com/


€ Ask for Kids - http://www.askkids.com/


€ Zoo.com - http://www.zoo.com

€ Family Filters - on many search engines - e.g. altavista, msnsearch

€ Kids.Net.Au - http://kids.net.au - Australian search site (directory) for kids

€ Kids and Teens Open Directory - http://dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/

€ Kidspace from Internet Public Library - http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/

€ Teenspace Internet Public Library - http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/

€ Berit's Best Sites for Children - http://www.beritsbest.com/


Meta search engines


               € mamma  - http://www.mamma.com - has a nice feature for searching for health


               € dogpile - http://www.dogpile.com

                              example: NeedyMeds - http://www.needymeds.com

               € excite - http://www.excite.com

                              example: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/GrossAnatomy/cross_section/

               € ixquick - http://www.ixquick.com

               € metacrawler - http://www.metacrawler.com

               € pandia - http://pandia.com

                              example - http://www.hbo.com/kinggimp/king/


Things to try if you get an "error message"


Check the URL very carefully!

Move backwards or use a search engine - the site may be reorganized

Check the cache in the search engines Google.com, Yahoo.com or  Gigablast.com

Check Web Archive - http://web.archive.org - "Wayback machine"

               Gigablast.com - which actually has a link to the wayback machine as well as

               an archived (i.e. "cached") copy.






The following is a sampling of discussion forums relevant to speech-language pathology and audiology. Most are open to anyone, some are closed. The forums and addresses were current when this was printed. Be aware that forums disappear or change locations, and new forums appear all the time, so there are no guarentees that what is listed will remain available, or that new and better ones haven't been formed.


Mailing Lists - most common is "listserv"


               provide forums to discuss topics

               host computer holds subscriber email addresses

               message to the list address is relayed to all subscribers

               subscription is free

               most are "open"


Commands to remember



               unsubscribe (or signoff)


Subscribing and using a listserv


Computer address - to subscribe, review, or unsubscribe

               e.g. - listserv@lsv.uky.edu

List address - to send messages to all subscribers

               e.g. stroke-l@lsv.uky.edu


Some warnings


               1. don't believe everything you read

               2. know where you are in cyberspace

               3. don't subscribe to too many

               4. use the delete key

               5. use good subject lines


SEARCHING for Discussion Forums


€ http://www.NEW-LIST.com - keyword searchable archives of a list announcing new lists.


€ http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html -  Reference Site is a searchable catalog of nearly 60,000 public listsarch 2008of 391,600 listservs!)


Examples of mailing lists (listservs)


A few mailing lists relevant to SLPs


APRAXIA-KIDS@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU is a list parents and professionals interested in children with apraxia. To subscribe send following message to Listserv@Listserv.syr.edu subscribe Apraxia-kids firstname lastname


DOWN-SYN@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU is a forum for the discussion of Down Syndrome.  To subscribe, send the message subscribe Down-syn firstname lastname to listserv@listserv.nodak.edu


CAPD@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG is a forum about Central Auditory Processing Disorders. To subscribe, send the subscribe capd firstname lastname to listserv@listserv.icors.org


STROKE-L@LSV.UKY.EDU is a forum on cerebral-vascular disease for the exchange of ideas and information among professionals, stroke survivors and their support system. To subscribe, send the  message subscribe Stroke-L firstname lastname to listserv@lsv.uky.edu


ACOLUG@LISTSERV.TEMPLE.EDU (Augmentative Communication On-Line Users' Group) was created to exchange ideas, information and experiences on augmentative communication. To subscribe send the message subscribe acolug firstname lastname to listserv@listserv.temple.edu


SID3VOICE@LIST.MEDICINE.UIOWA.EDU.is an open mailing list for those interested in Voice.  Subscribe by sending the following message to lyris@list.medicine.uiowa.edu, subscribe sid3voice firstname lastname.


DYSPHAGIA@B9.COM is an open mailing list. To subscribe, follow the directions on http://lists.b9.com/mailman/listinfo/dysphagia


STUTT-L@LISTSERV.TEMPLE.EDU is a mailing list for consumers and professionals interested in stuttering. To subscribe send the following message to listserv@listserv.temple.edu, subscribe stutt-l firstname lastname


Archives of mailing lists - must be a member to access

               € stutt-l - http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/stutt-l.html


Examples of Yahoo Groups


€ http://groups.yahoo.com - for creating independent mailing lists. You can subscribe through a web-based subscription http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/nameofthelist or by sending the following message to nameofthelist@yahoogroups.com nameofthelist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  


Several yahoo groups are very relevant to SLPs


PHONOLOGICALTHERAPY  is a list for clinicians, including student clinicians, clinical phonology researchers and university teachers.


CHILDDEVDELAYS  offers support to parents of children with developmental delays (speech and language, motor, cognitive, sensory, emotional and social, etc.).


SLPTALK  is designed to provide a support network for speech-language pathologists.providing feedback and suggestions to one another..


CHILD_LANGUAGE is a forum for both information and support intended for parents of children with language disorders and professionals dealing with them. It consists mostly of people from India and deals primarily with autism spectrum disorders.


SLPSSTUTTERING is for SLPs who are interested in stuttering, want the latest research information, would like some ideas for kids/teens on their caseload and/or want to hang out on the list until they get a kid who stutters on their caseload.


LATETALKERS  is a list about late talking children


LATETALKKIDS - this list supports families of late talking children who show strong analytical skills, which can include excellent memories, puzzle solving abilities and mechanical aptitudes. This is not a list for parents of autistic children but instead is a subgroup of late talking children who are not autistic.


SLPSCOMMUNICATE - a list for Speech/Language/Communication Professionals (SLPs, SLTs, CDAs, and SLAs) from around the world discussing therapy and intervention           issues for children and adults with developmental disabilities.


NECKBREATHERS - for adults and teens who have trachs. To exchange information and to have fun.


STUTTERINGCHAT  - Online support for people who stutter. 


CLUTTERING - online list about cluttering


STROKESURVIVORS -  A place to exchange our stories and information with others recovering from stroke, or providing care to stroke survivors.


CLUBRETT -  is for adults who have a child with Rett Syndrome Angel in their life.


FRAGILEX - a forum for parents and family members of children who have fragile x syndrome, to share and help eachother through.


ABINEWS2U -  is to inform, educate, and enlighten others about TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) or ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)


BEYOND-HEARING is a support group for people with hearing loss, often partial or acquired.


TSVOICESURGERY -  a group for women and men who have had or are considering surgery to raise (or lower) the pitch of their voice.


YAHOOGROUPS messages are also usually archived and available for group members to read at the web address for  the mailing list. In fact you can subscribe to the list and not receive any email, just go to the archive and read what you want to. Sign onto a relevant yahoogroups and check the archives - many contain "treasures."


Creating Your Own Mailing List


Creating your own mailing/discussion list -- http://groups.yahoo.com -- Follow the directions to create your own mailing list (Start a New Group). It can be anything you want - a "cousin's list," a "family list," a "high school friends' list," a "let's exchange therapy ideas list," or whatever you want. Invite me to join. Then you can keep or delete your list.


Web-based discussion forums


Threaded discussions


€ Speaking of Speech -  This Works For Me http://www.speakingofspeech.com/This_Works_For_Me_.html

€ BrainTalk Communities - http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums

€ ASHA's discussion forums - http://www.asha.org/forums

€ ISAD conferences - linked to http://www.stutteringhomepage.com


Newsgroups - http://groups.google.com/



               € http://scienceblogs.com

                              Clinical Cases - http://clinicalcases.blogspot.com

               € http://technorati.com


Social Networks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites


€ Twitter

               € http://twitter.com

               € http://search.twitter.com

€ linkedin - www.linkedin.com

€ myspace - www.myspace.com

€ facebook - www.facebook.com

€ reunion.com - recently changed to mylife.com - stay away from it!


Text/video chat

               € Skype - www.skype.com/


Viruses, Hoaxes and Scams


€ Vmyths - http://www.vmyths.com/

€ Truth or Fiction - http://www.truthorfiction.com/

€ Snopes - http://www.snopes.com/info/search/search.asp

€ Computer Internet Advisory Site - http://www.ciac.org/ciac/




€ http://www.switchboard.com - Switchboard

Like a CD-ROM telephone directory. Can search by complete name, last name only, last name and city.  Has email search and map-making capabilities


€ http://www.anywho.com/ - Anywho

Phone and Address. Has a map-making feature, reverse phone number

feature and links to international directories.


€ http://people.yahoo.com/ - Yahoo's People Search

A large database of address, e-mail addresses and reverse telephone number


€ http superpages.com://yellowpages.  - SuperPages - professional address


€ http://www.whitepages.com/reverse_address


€ http://zabasearch.com - Zaba Search

               provides birthday month and home and business address free


€ http://www.google.com - Google's finding phone numbers


€ http://www.dogpile.com - white pages


€ http://www.fonefinder.net - Shows where area code and prefix is from.


€ http://www.mapquest.com - map and directions


€ http://maps.google.com - map and directions


€ http://professional.asha.org/members/ - ASHA directory

Accessible only to ASHA members. Members may search for other members, add or remove their listing, and check and update their listing.


€ http://www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html - Mike Conlon's


€ http://facstaff.uww.edu/bradleys/cdprograms.html - Scott Bradley's


€ Review appropriate mailing lists


€ Examples of public records online


€ http://publicrecords.netronline.com/ -- public records online, including property records

€ http://www.searchsystems.net - public records for various states

€ http://www.brbpub.com/pubrecsites.asp - free access to Public Records - over 1330 state, county, city and federal (court) URL's

€ http://www.MissingMoney.com

€ http://www.blackbookonline.info/- state criminal records for many states, federal prisoners, deadbeat docs who defaulted on student loans


€ Examples of genealogy resources online


€ http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm - Social Security Death Index

€ http://Ancestry.com/

€ http://RootsWeb.com

€ http://lists.rootsweb.com/ - nearly 25,000 genealogy mailing lists

€ http://www.familysearch.org/ - Church of Later Day Saints site




Examples of "interactive" sites


€ Woodlands Literacy Zone an amazing site with links to online interactive activities on words and spellings, grammar and punctuation, writing and text work, and online stories. (www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy/index.htm)

€ Whomp (www.fekids.com/kln/games/whomp) - like an online Boggle

€ Word Dice (www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=worddice)

€ Speech Therapy Games - from Junior's Web, a commercial site with several free interactive examples (www.juniorsweb.com/slp/?src=overture)

€ Animal Sounds (www.abc.net.au/children/bananas/games/animal_sounds/default.htm)

€ Who Am I - guess animal sounds (www.kidsplanet.org/games/js/whoami.html)

€ Fisher Price Animal Sounds Game (www.fisher-price.com/us/littlepeople/clubhouse/games.asp?section=animalsounds&gameID=LP_AnimalSounds)

€ Interactive Audio-Picture English Lessons - (www.web-books.com)

€ Manythings Minimal Pairs listening exercise (http://www.manythings.org/pp/)

€ Build-a-Bear Interactive Activities (www.buildabear.com/play/default.aspx?pageID=games)

€ Houghton Mifflin Spelling Match (www.eduplace.com/cgibin/schtemplate.cgi?template=/kids/hmsv/smg/smg.thtml&game_file=game_6_30&grade=6&unit=30)

€ Games from Scholastic.com - (www.scholastic.com/kids/games.htm) check out make your own comic about Captain Underpants (http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/comic.htm) (check out the language first to determine if it is appropriate for your child, and for your personal taste;-), the Magic  School Bus (www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/home.htm) and Building Language for Literacy, (www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/home.htm).

€ Interactive Literacy Resources - plurals, Three Little Pigs, etc. (www.crick.northants.sch.uk/pageliteracy.html)

€ Online games, (www.realarcade.com) including Wheel of Fortune

€ Subservient Chicken (www.subservientchicken.com)

€ Yeti, The Abominable snowman (www.newweb.net/cgi-bin/yeti/yeticgi.pl) - a Knowbot

€ Ozmo the Oracle (www.cyberhaunt.com/site/fun/attractions/ozmo.html)

€ Scary Spuds (www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html)

€ What's in the Bag? (www.readwritethink.org/materials/in_the_bag/index.html)

€ Sorting Games (www.mape.org.uk/activities/sorting_games/index.htm) like a simplified 20 questions that encourages careful evaluation of a set of similar pictures.

€ Lecky activities and more (www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html)

€ Monkey Squash and many more activities. (http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-games-play-and-learn.htm), part of LearnEnglishKids (www.britishcouncil.org/kids.htm)

€ Chickenary (http://www.primarygames.com/langarts/chicktionary/index.htm)

€ Colors (http://www.crickweb.co.uk/colour-english.html) and Compound words (http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=compound%20words)

€ Flood! (http://pbskids.org/lions/games/flood.html)


€ Examples of reproducibles and activities that can be adapted for therapy


€ Animal Concentration Cards (www.bry-backmanor.org/animalconcentration.html) from Bry-Back Manor

€ File Folder Games (www.preschoolprintables.com/filefolder/filefolder.shtml) and other printables are available from Preschool Printables (www.preschoolprintables.com)

€ ABC Teach (www.abcteach.com/) has free Printable activity sheets and project helpers

€ The Attic (www.bry-backmanor.org/activitypages.html)

€ Picture Dominoes (http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/profbooks/p980101a.htm)

€ Chateau Meddybemps (www.meddybemps.com) - young writer's workshop

€ Teach-nology's Free Language Arts Worksheets (www.myworksheets.com/language_arts/) from Teach-nology, a subscription site with many free items

€ Printables and Worksheets (www.atozteacherstuff.com/Printables/index.shtml). Check the Story Starters (www.atozteacherstuff.com/Printables/Story_Starters/index.shtml)

€ Dot to Dot (www.kidsrcrafty.com/dot-to-dot.htm)

€ Printable word activities (http://pbskids.org/lions/printables/)

€ 400 free printable worksheets (choose "early English") (http://preschoollearners.com/)

€ Kizclub (www.kizclub.com) has a variety of activities and printables.

€ Speech Guy (www.therasimplicity.com)

€ DLTK's Printable Crafts For Kids Books, crafts, sequencing activities and a lot more! including "Sponge Bob." (www.dltk-kids.com)

€ Three Little Pigs felt board - (http://www.preschoolprintables.com/felt/3pigs/feltpigc2.shtml)

               Additional felt board items (http://www.preschoolprintables.com/felt/felt.shtml)

€ StarFall - (http://www.starfall.com/n/N-info/abcprint.htm?n=abc)

€ Paper Dolls - http://www.makingfriends.com/


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


€ Magazines

€ Time for Kids (www.timeforkids.com/TFK/)

€ American Girl Magazine (www.americangirl.com/)

€ Sports Illustrated for Kids (www.sikids.com/index.html)

€ Examples of short articles/stories and books that could be used for a variety of therapy activities

€ MysteryNet.com has short mystery stories for adults (www.mysterynet.com) and also several Kids' Mysteries (http://kids.mysterynet.com), including a contest for kids to submit mysteries.

€ Legends, Heroes, Freedom Fighters (www.4to40.com/legends)

€ Aesop's Fables - (www.umass.edu/aesop) nicely illustrated.

€ Reading A to Z (http://readinga-z.com) is a subscription site, but also has many free downloadable books.

€ Stories from PBS Kids (http://pbskids.org/lions/stories.html).

€ Billy Bears Story Books - mostly PC downloads, but several online options that are cross platform (www.billybear4kids.com/story/books.htm).

€ Electronic books - read-along or listen to

€ Storyline Online - famous actors read children's stories (www.storylineonline.net/)

€ Many Stories from the British Council. (www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories.htm?mtklink=kids-stories-kids-popular-offers) part of LearnEnglishKids (www.britishcouncil.org/kids.htm) include ABC Zoo (www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories-abc-zoo.htm

€ Kizclub books (www.kizclub.com/Sbody.html)

€ Clifford's Interactive Storybooks (http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1) with lots of additional activities.

€ StarFall (http://starfall.com) - features interactive books.

€ Aesop's Fables (www.aesopfables.com)

€ Children's books online, the Rosetta Project (www.childrensbooksonline.org/library.htm#top)

€ Sound Stories (www.candlelightstories.com/soundstoryblog/SoundStoryBlog.htm) Free audio from Candlelight stories.

€ Gutenberg project audio books (www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/1)

€ Short podcasts

€ Children's Story Podcast (http://storynory.com/) - free audio story every week

€ One Minute How-To podcast (http://oneminutehowto.com/)

€ Breaking News English - Current, ready-to-use EFL/ESL Lesson Plans & Podcast (www.breakingnewsenglish.com/) - script included.

€ Science Update (www.scienceupdate.com) - one minute pod casts

€ Movie Trailers and Vlogs

€ Clips from movies especially interesting to kids (http://kids.yahoo.com/movies/dvd/dvdcomingsoon)

€ Sesame Street videos - even several of Kermit as well as being able to see Mr. Hooper and Gordon again (http://video.sesameworkshop.org)

€ Movie List (www.movie-list.com) and Quicktime movie trailers (www.apple.com/trailers) have movie trailers for stimulating conversation.


  Examples of actual Clinical Materials/Ideas on the Internet




€ Diagnosis of language disorders


€ The Edmonton Narrative Norms Instrument (ENNI) (www.rehabmed.ualberta.ca/spa/enni/) is norm-referenced narrative assessment instrument for collecting language information from children aged 4 to 9 through storytelling, by Phyllis Schneider, Rita Vis DubΑZΑZ, and Denyse Hayward. Contains several stories without words. Norms from a sample of 377 children are included for a number of analyses, including story information, referring expressions, and standard language analyses such as number of different words, Mean Length of Communication Unit, and Subordination Index.

€ Checklists and Forms (www.speechpathology.com/schoolBased/checklists.asp) - many language teacher checklists such as "Things I know and can do."


€ General Language Sites


€ Treasure for Teachers - (http://www.treasureforteachers.com/index2.html) - from the Sydney Region Central North Learning Assistance Team - search the months listed and especially the teachers and download pages (http://www.treasureforteachers.com/teachers.html) and Handy Games for teaching Language - (http://www.treasureforteachers.com/lang.html)

€ Word/language games (www.quia.com/pages/havefun.html) - created on QUIA by Tracy Gefroh Boyd

€ Sequencing games (www.quia.com/pages/sequencingfun.html) - created on QUIA by Tracy Gefroh Boyd

€ MES English - free printables for teachers of young learners. (www.mes-english.com)


€ Figurative language


€ Figurative Language - (www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/343/27/) contains links to many activities about the various types of figurative language.

€ Cambridge Dictionary of Idioms (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/assets/idiomswksheets.pdf) for adults

€ Paint by Idioms (www.funbrain.com/idioms/index.html)


€ Working on vocabulary


€ Language Guide (http://www.languageguide.org/english/) including "The Body" (http://www.languageguide.org/im/body/eng/)

€ One Cut Book (www.funlessonplans.com/reading_lesson_plans/buddies.pdf) - PDF file with instructions how to make a one-cut book.

€ Patrick Ecker's Mini-Books for Language (http://www.patrickecker.org/minibooks.htm)

€ Free Rice (www.freerice.com/index.php)

€ World of Words vocabulary games by Lonn Swanson (www.quia.com/pages/worldowords.html)

€ Online version of Twenty Questions - (http://www.20q.net/)

€ Vocabulary University (www.vocabulary.com/) has many activities such as Fill-in-the-Blanks, Definition Matching, Synonym & Antonym Encounter, Word Find and Crossword for older children and adults.

€ Crossword Puzzles for ESL at different difficulty levels (http://iteslj.org/cw/)

€ Crickler (www.crickler.com/crickler.html) - a new type of crossword puzzle that gears itself to your level.

€ Various printables (www.speakingofspeech.com/Materials_Exchange.html) from Materials Exchange.

€ Rootonym (www.uclick.com/client/mma/tmroo/)

€ Quia's Online Autumn Hangman (www.quia.com/hm/1726.html) - an easy version, available in "Flash" or "html" version.


€ Working on Morphology/Syntax


€ Online English Verb Conjugation Trainer (www.verbs-online.com/english-verbs/english-verbs.htm)

€ Mark's English School (www.marks-english-school.com/games.html)

€ Grammar Crackers games/activities by Lonn Swanson (www.quia.com/pages/grammarcrackers.html)

€ Funbrain (www.funbrain.com) - educational activities for kids including grammar gorillas and what's the word, sign the alphabet

€ Whacky Web Tales (www.eduplace.com/tales/index.html) - good for working on parts of speech

€ Kizclub activities (www.kizclub.com)

€ Big Dog's Grammar (http://aliscot.com/bigdog/)

€ OWL Online Writing Lab from Purdue Univeristy (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/index.html)

€ Webster Comnet Guide to Grammar and Writing (http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/) is an information treasure. Includes Royal order of adjectives (http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adjectives.htm)


€ 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.


€ What American Accent Do You Have? (www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have)

€ Interesting Things for ESL Students (www.manythings.org)

€ Aardvark's English-Forum.Com (www.englishforum.com/00/) contains tons of materials, including Interactive English Language exercises for vocabulary, grammar, idioms. (www.englishforum.com/00/interactive)

€ ESL Resource Center (www.eslus.com/eslcenter.htm)

€ Speech Accent Archive (http://accent.gmu.edu) examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds reading the same sample paragraph.

€ Lanternfish (http://bogglesworldesl.com/)

€ Paul Brian's Common Errors in English (www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/index.html) has a helpful list with explanation for second language learners and higher-functioning language activities.


Speech Sound Disorders


€ QUIA (www.quia.com/topics.html) - check especially early learning and speech - is now subscription-based for a fee. But some treasures can still be accessed without "joining."

€ Articulation games (www.quia.com/pages/havemorefun.html) by Tracy Gefroh Boyd

€ Speechers are Great Teachers (www.quia.com/pages/speechersclass.html) by Lonn Swanson

€ Speech-Language online games! by Pamela Bordas. (www.quia.com/pages/pbordashome.html)

€ Various materials (www.speakingofspeech.com/generic.html?pid=26) from Materials Exchange

€ A Collection of Approaches to the "R" Sound (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/rtherapy.html)

€ The Sounds of English and Spanish - from the University of Iowa (www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/)

€ Minimal pairs - vowels and consonants (http://pages.britishlibrary.net/marlodge/wordlist/index.html) by John Higgins

€ Various worksheets and printables from edHelper.com (www.edHelper.com) - a subscription site with freely-available samples

€ Articulation one-cut books - http://www.speechtx.com/articulation.htm - articulation one-cut books

                              e.g. http://www.speechtx.com/articulation/pdf/r_words_QP.pdf

€ Caroline Bowen's amazing gifts - (http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/txresources.html)


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


€ Environmental Print Awareness


€ Focus on print symbols

€ Use logos and signs of fast food restaurants, street signs, movie theater signs, logos on cereal boxes, toys

€ Reading signs (www.manythings.org/signs/)

€ Street Signs USA (www.usa-traffic-signs.com/) and Manual of traffic signs (www.trafficsign.us/)

€ Include written words on picture stimuli.

€ Caroline Bowen provides minimal pairs pictures and consonant words and picture worksheets in Therapy Resources For SLPs (www.speech-language-therapy.com/txresources.html)

€ Use printed words as cues

€ Primary Games (www.primarygames.com/index.html) - includes "word lab"

€ CVC Maker (www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html) and many other interactive literacy activities at different skill levels

€ Use print stimuli for phrase and sentence activities

€ Goldilocks Sequencing (www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/contents.htm) and other downloads from TeachingIdeas


€ Alphabetic/Letter Knowledge


€ Eight colorful alphabet books (http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/home.html#Alphabet)

€ Alphabet Action from Learning Planet (www.learningplanet.com/act/fl/aact/index.asp)

€ Alphabet Animation (www.toytheater.com/action-alphabet.php)

€ Alphabet flash cards (www.beginningreading.com/Alphabet%20Flashcards.htm)

€ GameGoo (www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooey.html) provides many interactive activities at different difficulty levels. Check Alien Scavenger Hunt for a spelling/phoneme awareness activity.

€ Animated ABC book (www.magickeys.com/books/alphabet/index.html) by Rolando Merino - cute!

€ Weewebbies ABC's (www.weewebbies.com/htmls/web32100.htm)

€ Alphabet Coloring Book (www.alphabet-soup.net/dir6/alphacolor.html)

€ Free-reading.net (http://free-reading.net) - excellent alphabet flashcards

€  StarFall's ABC's - (http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/load.htm?f)


€ Rhymes, alliteration, finger play


€ Nursery rhymes

€ The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright, beautiful PDF of this entire classic (www.gutenberg.org/etext/10607)

€ 48 Mother Goose and nursery rhyme pages to print out and color (www.niteowl.org/kids/index.html)

€ Rhyme pages (www.EnchantedLearning.com/Rhymes.html) from Enchanted Learning has Word families in nursery rhymes (www.enchantedlearning.com/rhymes/wordfamilies/), Rebus rhymes (www.enchantedlearning.com/Rhymes.html) and a Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Coloring Book (www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/books/rhymesbook/)

€ Our Favorite Nursery rhymes (www.snaithprimary.eril.net/rindex.htm) includes music and some pictures to color.

€ Children's Songs - lyrics and midi format (www.theteachersguide.com/ChildrensSongs.htm)

€ Nursery Rhymes - midi format (www.nursery-rhymes.info)

€ Magnetic Poetry - like refrigerator magnets (www.snaithprimary.eril.net/nursery.htm).

€ Word Family Sort (www.readwritethink.org/materials/wordfamily/)

€ Rhyme a Week: Nursery Rhymes for Early Literacy - colorful pictures, activities, free materials (http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/rimes_and_rhymes.htm)

€ Alliteration

€ Tongue Twister Database (www.geocities.com/Athens/8136/tonguetwisters.html)

€ Finger Plays

€ Preschool Fingerplays, Action Poems, Nursery Rhymes and Songs (www.preschoolrainbow.org/preschool-rhymes.htm)


€ Sense of Story


€ Predictable stories/activities with repeated lines.

€ A bibiliography of Books with Repeated Lines (www.aacintervention.com/repeatl.htm)

€ Little Red Hen

€ RedHen.jpeg from http://gallery.bcentral.com

€ large RedHen.gif from www.thefeltsource.com

€ RedHen.gif from www.haynesmarionettes.com

€ Add a copy of the free Little Red Hen book (www.gutenberg.org/etext/18735)

€ But That Wasn't the Best Part (www.meddybemps.com/8.1.html)

€ The Very Hungry Caterpillar - entire book in black and white line drawings (www.hubbardscupboard.org/Very_Hungry_Caterpillar_Printable_Booklet.PDF) or (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GasRJRlDEJ4/SYJeLwK2xQI/AAAAAAAAAQE/aacpD_S41nw/s1600-h/csequencing.gif)

€ The Animals of Farmer Jones (http://www.antiquebooks.net/readpage.html#golden)

€ Brown Bear (www.dltk-teach.com/books/brownbear/index.htm) (Ideas for Using Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do you See (www.eric-carle.com/bb-bb.html) and a Brown Bear PowerPoint (www.supporting-ict.co.uk/useful/brownbear.ppt)

€ Gingerbread Man - (http://www.dltk-teach.com/minibooks/gingerbread-man/index.htm)

€ Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (www.kennedy-center.org/multimedia/storytimeonline/alexander.html)

€ Learning Colors (www.liveandlearn.com/cgame/colors.html)

€ Are you ready to learn colors? (www.dotolearn.com/games/whatcolor/pages/index.html)

€ Familiar Stories and Tales

€ Kid Space: The Internet Public Library - Mother Goose reads stories (http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/storyhour/goose/)

€ The Fisherman and his Wife (www.ipl.org.ar/youth/StoryHour/Fisherman/fish.html) from the Internet Public Library's Story Hour (www.ipl.org.ar/youth/StoryHour)

€ Targeted phonemes such as

€ Tongue Twisters loaded with specific sounds (www.weblators.com/speakeasy/twister.htm)

€ Fox and Frog Read-aloud book (www.readinga-z.com/newfiles/aloud/foxandfrog.html)

€ Bears and Beans (www.readinga-z.com/newfiles/aloud/bearsandbeans.html)

€ Alliterated Prodigal Son - or The Final Fixing of the Foolish Fugitive (http://english-zone.com/language/ffff.html)

€ Additional ideas

€ Story Map from Scholastic (http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2994)

€ Printable Booklets for emergent readers (www.hubbardscupboard.org/printable_booklets.html#WordFamilyBooklets)


€ The following excellent web sites provide many additional literacy activities:


€ Preschool Library Story Place (www.storyplace.org/preschool/other.asp)

€ Reading Workshop contains wonderful materials created by elementary school teacher at Palma Sola Elemenatry School (www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/samoset/resources/rcompindex.htm)

€ Literacy Center Education Network's pre and early reading curriculum (www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm) provides over a million free lessons following a "Modified Montessori approach to teaching reading." The Parent and Teacher section is divided into subject areas where lessons can be chosen for specific purposes.

€ StarFall (http://starfall.com) was created "to meet the needs of the emergent reader by incorporating rhyming games and high-interest books that teach phonemic awareness (sounds in words), phonics, decoding skills, and comprehension." The materials are designed for first grade, but are also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. Features include interactive books, activities, movies, and worksheets.

€ Webbing Into Literacy (http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/home.html) packed with colorful materials and ideas originally designed for rural Head Start teachers features a developmentally appropriate approach to literacy instruction. Contains materials and lesson plans to accompany favorite children's books and Alphabet Books - (http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/home.html#Alphabet)




€ 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 (http://aac.unl.edu/screen/picture.pdf) 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 (http://aac.unl.edu/screen/score.pdf)

€ Stroke Caregivers Handbook (www.strokesafe.org/Handbook.html)

€ Subscribe to Stroke Connection - FREE (www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2541)

€ Medical cards in English and Spanish (www.aphasianyc.org/anyc/Info.htm)

€ Conversation boards for favorite snacks and drinks, from TinSnips (a site for people with autism) (www.tinsnips.org/Pages/makeandtake.html)

€ Supporting People with Aphasia - (www.aphasia.asn.au/aphasiafriendly/macos/welcome.htm) a website designed for people with Aphasia, includes personal stories and a newsletter.

€ Vocabulary activities with audio files (www.eslgold.net)

€ Interesting Things for ESL Students is filled with vocabulary activities and much more (www.manythings.org)

€ Jokes - listen and retell (www.manythings.org/jokes/)

€ Match vegetable with the name (www.crickweb.co.uk/vegetable-english.html) - has other similar activities.

€ On-line puzzles (www.jigzone.com) - use to increase concentration abilities

€ More online puzzles (http://thinks.com/daily_jigsaw_puzzle.htm)

€ Weekly Reader Teens has online activities that require concentration. (www.weeklyreader.com/teens)

€ Sudoko Puzzles Free Online Daily (www.sudoko.us/)

€ I M Brainy (www.biausa.org/Pages/biam2003/imbrainy.html) 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

€ Sing-Along Songs (http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/music.htm) midis and lyrics includes a Name that tune activities (http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/nametune3.htm).

€ Popular Songs (www.contemplator.com/america/) and Tunes in American History (www.contemplator.com/tunebook/america.htm)

€ Smartini Memory Game (http://pbskids.org/lions/printables/games/memory_arty.html)

€ Flibriks Memory game (http://funschool.kaboose.com/fun-blaster/christmas/games/game_santa_flibriks.html)

€ Visual Memory from Toy Theater (www.toytheater.com/visual-memory.php)

€ Livewire puzzles (www.puzzles.ca/freefun.html)

€ Free printable word search puzzles (www.puzzles.ca/wordsearch.html)

€ Do-It Yourself Puzzles (www.puzzles.ca/diy_puzzles.html)


Motor Speech Disorders/Augmented/Alternative Communication


€ Dysarthria/apraxia screening tool (www.appstate.edu/~clarkhm/neuropages/screeningprotocol.htm)

€ Comparison chart - apraxia, dysarthria, severe phonological disorder (www.apraxia-kids.org/site/apps/nl/content3.asp?c=chKMI0PIIsE&b=788447&ct=464135)

€  BUILLD (Bringing Unity into Language and Learning Development) Curriculum Guide developed to teach the Unity servies and enhance language development (www.prentrom.com/images/teaching/builld.pdf). Also check the Teaching ideas for all age levels (www.prentrom.com/teaching_ideas/teaching_ideas_information/teaching_ideas_information)

€ Communication aids for public libraries (www.scopevic.org.au/therapy_crc_lfa.html) - alphabet, word, and picture boards

€ AAC Messaging and Vocabulary - word lists (http://aac.unl.edu/vocabulary.html) including list for ALS patients (http://aac.unl.edu/ALS_Message_List1.htm)

€ 100 most used words from interview with AAC user (http://homepage.mac.com/terryjohnmick/jafw/html/lang/vocab/100_baker.htm)

€ Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK Home Page) (http://aac.unl.edu/yaack/) or YAACK (http://home.hawaii.rr.com/wenlu/yaack/toc.html)

€ Intellitools Activity Exchange (http://aex.intellitools.com/) - 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 (www.symbolworld.org/index.htm) - a monthly magazine, stories, recipes, etc. for symbol readers

€ "Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)" Quest to help kids learn about autism (www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids/kautismpage.htm)

€ Facial Expressions (www.dotolearn.com/games/facialexpressions/index.htm) from DoToLearn. Also has picture cards and additional learning games (www.dotolearn.com/games/learningames.htm), including The Feelings Game (www.dotolearn.com/games/feelingsgame/index.htm)

€ Expression cards (www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/40/Prosopagnosia.xhtml) from SEN Teacher free printables (www.senteacher.org/Print/)

€ Make Beliefs Comix (www.makebeliefscomix.com/)

€ Beyond Autism Pecs Pictures and Icons (http://trainland.tripod.com/pecs.htm)

€ Picture Recipes (www.bry-backmanor.org/picturerecipes.html) from Bry-Back Manor (www.bry-backmanor.org/)

€ Social Stories (www.polyxo.com/socialstories) - Teaching Children with Autism.

€ Anatomy of A Conversation: Social Scripts Suggested Conversational Messages (www.lburkhart.com/chat_ideas.htm) by Linda J. Burkhart and Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

€ Social Stories written by the staff of the Flemington-Raritan Autism Program. (www.frsd.k12.nj.us/autistic/Social%20Stories/social_stories.htm)

€ ABA Educational Resources (www.abaresources.com) provides many free downloads including Thematic Token Economy Boards

€ Tin Snips (www.tinsnips.org) - a special education resource that includes worksheets and activities for students with autistic spectrum disorders

€ Widgit Resources (www.widgit.com/resources/index.htm) - symbol-supported learning materials and symbol stories

€ Children with Special Needs (www.childrenwithspecialneeds.com/) 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 (http://web.archive.org/web/20071227205726/http://www.sickkids.ca/cochlearimplant/section.asp?s=For+Therapists&sID=6702&ss=Discrimination+cards&ssID=6768)

€ Wise Ears - a national campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss from NIDCD (www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/wise/index.asp)

€ Speech and Auditory Training Activities (www.deafed.net/PublishedDocs/sub/980122w.htm).

€ Fingerspelling (http://web.archive.org/web/20041130085404/http://where.com/scott.net/asl/)

€ Funbrain (www.funbrain.com) - sign the alphabet

€ ASL Browser (http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm)

€ 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. (www.dcmp.org)

€ Speech Reading In Context: A Guide for Practice in Everyday Settings (http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/products/Sharing-Ideas/speech/index.html) from Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, contains lesson plans and activities.

€ Scott Bradley's hearing loss simulator (http://facstaff.uww.edu/bradleys/radio/hlsimulation/)

€ Scott Bradley's Wireless FM (Auditory Trainer) Simulation - (http://facstaff.uww.edu/bradleys/radio/fm/)

€ Signwriting Children's Stories (www.signwriting.org/library/children/) has several children's stories (including the Cat in the Hat) and poems in sign.

€ The Listening Room  provides free activities and resources to support the development of speech, language and listening skills of children and adult cochlear implant recipients. (www.hearingjourney.com/listening_room/index.cfm?langid=1)

€ Interactive Audio-Picture English Lessons (http://www.web-books.com/Language/Inter0/English_Main.htm)

€ Tools to display sound signals - free, cross-platform sound editor software for recording (and editing if you want). Displays pitch, intensity, spectrogram, voice breaks, etc.

               € Audacity (http://city.sourceforge.net/)

               € PRAAT (http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/)


Voice/VPI materials


€ Lippy the Lion - a traveling educational tool (www.widesmiles.org/lippy/)

€ The Story of Thumper, the Cleft-affected Bunny (www.widesmiles.org/Kids_Lit/thumper) by Joanne Green

€ Anthony Visits His Cleft Palate Team (www.widesmiles.org/Kids_Lit/anthonytm/) 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 (www.cincinnatichildrens.org/assets/0/78/1067/4663/4671/0c2dc137-2102-4ab7-9917-6399d1375a05.pdf)

€ Voice therapy techniques, (http://web.archive.org/web/20031204003041/http://www.unc.edu/~chooper/classes/voice/webtherapy/index.html) a collection by Cecilia Hooper

€ John Riski's Assessing VPI (www.choa.org/default.aspx?id=764)

€ Speech therapy to improve hypernasality (www.choa.org/default.aspx?id=761) by John Riski

€ Resources for Children and Adolescents about smoking (www.cdc.gov/tobacco/youth/index.htm).

€ You Don't Always Die From Tobacco (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3537446925613316926&ei=Uq3dSNDwDIL8rALJtainCw&q=you+don%27t+always+die+from+tobacco&vt=lf&hl=en).

€ Vocal Abuse Checklist for Children and Ideas to eliminate vocal abuse (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://speech.jppss.k12.la.us/Vocal%20Abuse%20Checklist%20For%20Children.doc)

€ The Voice Academy (www.uiowa.edu/~shcvoice/index.html) presents strategies relating to vocal health for teachers and contains a fully-scripted, 50 minute in-service curriculum (www.uiowa.edu/~shcvoice/slp.html) that SLPs can use to introduce teachers to this resource.




€ Stuttering Home Page (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/stutter.html)

€ Woody Starkweather, et. al. Stuttering Prevention: A Manual for Parents (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Parents/starkweather.html)

€ Online stop watch (http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/stopwatch)

€ Parent-Clinician Fluency Assessment (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/gjohnson/parentsknowbest.html) by Janice Westbrook is designed to be used in three meetings with parents of children who stutter.

€ Teacher Checklist for Fluency (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/checklist.html) designed by Nina Reardon-Reeves

€ Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers -SFA video and book (http://www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=519)

€ Spanish Phrasing for SLPS by Dorothy Miranda Esckelson and Adulfa Aguirre Morales (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/spanish.html)

€ Treating the School-Age Stutterer focusing on twelve components of stuttering intervention. by Peter Ramig, et. al. (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/components/treatschoolage.html) Also available in PDF format (http://www.stutteringrecovery.com/childinterv.PDF)

€ Clinical Nuggets )

€ Just for Kids (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/kids.html)

€ Several articles written for the International Stuttering Awareness Day online conferences provide specific therapy ideas and suggestions. (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/isadarchive/onlineconference.html)

€ John Ahlbach, a high school teacher who stutters, has written a Stuttering Presentation Guide (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/kids/ahlbachguide.html) or in PDF format (http://www.friendswhostutter.org/pdfs/FRIENDS_Stuttering_Presentation_Guide.pdf) to help young people who stutter with ideas for class presentations.

€ Stuttering awareness game (http://www.quia.com/cb/2807.html) - created on QUIA by Tammy Bryant-McMillin uses facts, myths, etc. about stuttering

€ Sometimes I Just Stutter (www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=209) by Eelco de Geus

€ Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids (http://www.stutteringhelp.org/default.aspx?tabindex=486&tabid=496)

€ Peter Ramig, To The Parents Of The Nonfluent Child (http://stutteringrecovery.com/parent.html) also available at (here)

€ Translations of Two Stuttering Foundation Brochures - information for people from other cultures (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/translation10/translation10.html)

€ Working on Speech Rate Program (http://www.speechrate.com) by Joe Kalinowski et.al.

€ Fluency Yahtzee: A Game of Choice by Ellen Bennett (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/bennett9.html)

€ David Daly's Cluttering Inventory-R (2006) (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/daly10/dalycluttering2006R.pdf)

€ Computer Aided Assessment of Cluttering Severity by Klaas Bakker, Florence Myers, Larry Raphael, and Kenneth St. Louis (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad8/papers/bakker8/bakker8.html)


General collections


€ Targets and Activities Project (www.commtap.org/index.html)

€ Carol's Speech and Language Disorders Idea Exchange (www.angelfire.com/nj/speechlanguage/index.html) by Carol Casserly

€ Old Geezer's Speech Therapy Tool Box (http://home.kcbx.net/~halwilson/Geezer/index.htm) by Hal Wilson has some lesson plans and a therapy idea exchange

€ Speech Therapy Activities (www.speechtx.com/) by Jennifer Mitchell

€ Freida van Staden's Page (http://members.tripod.com/Freida_vanStaden/SLPresources.htm)

€  Speech Teach UK Downloads (www.speechteach.co.uk/p_general/downloads.htm)

€ Collection of Therapy Ideas from Communication Connects (www.communicationconnects.com/therapist_techniques.asp)

€ This Works for Me from Speaking of Speech.com (www.speakingofspeech.com/This_Works_For_Me_.html) - an interactive forum for speech/language pathologists to exchange ideas, information and resources, from Pat Mervine.

€ Teach the Children Well - amazing collection of links (www.teachthechildrenwell.com/)

€ Internet4Claasrooms (http://www.internet4classrooms.com/index.htm) totally amazing site you will get lost in for hours!


Commercial Companies


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


€ Linguisystems (www.linguisystems.com)

€ age calculator (www.agsnet.com/calc/) from Pearson Education may be helpful in diagnostic evaluation scoring.

€ Caseload Calculator from Pearson Education (www.speechandlanguage.com/caseload/caseload_calc2.asp)

€ Caseload worksheet from Pearson Education (www.speechandlanguage.com/caseload/caseloadworksheet.pdf)

€ Kinderprintables (www.kinderprintables.com/)

€ Parrot (www.parrotsoftware.com/) can be used to supplement treatment and with the help a SLP, can outline a plan for using the software after medical benefits are gone. There is a free demo online.


Examples of Freeware/Shareware (Software) on the Internet


€ Study Dog (www.famlit.org/studydog) 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 (www.BungalowSoftware.com/downloadfiles.htm) has free trial versions of several programs for adults with neurogenic disorders (currently only for PC)

€ Totware - Benjamin's Favorites (www.het.brown.edu/people/mende/totware.html) - for both MAC and PC users.

€ Educational Freeware (www.educational=freeware.com)


Examples of Templates and Generators to make your own therapy materials


€ Generators


€ The Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker (www.puzzle-maker.com/CW/) can quickly produce an activity for word recall, vocabulary development, or articulation practice.

€ Puzzlemaker (http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/) allows kids to make crossword puzzles online

€ Custom Awards and Certificates from DLTK (www.dltk-cards.com/award/)

€ Bingo Generator - custom make Bingo cards of 8, 16 or 24 images with a variety of themes to choose from. (www.dltk-cards.com/bingo/bingo1.asp)

€ Concentration/Memory cards from DLTK (www.dltk-cards.com/memory/index.htm)

€ Custom Dominoes from DLTK (www.dltk-cards.com/dominos/index.htm)

€ Story builder (www.literacyaccessonline.com/Literacy/BuildStory/index.asp)

€ Story Maker (www.britishcouncil.org/kids-writing-storymaker.htm)

€ Story-Making Machine (http://communicationconnects.com/stories.asp) has simple stories and poems that can have specific target sounds highlighted. Are both pre-written stories submitted by children and a write-your-own-story option.

€ Create Your Scenario - a generator for creating a play (www.kids-space.org/HPT/1a/11a.html)

€ Garfield's Comic Creator (www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/starslp/missionz/comic.htm)

€ A Web Quest generator (http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/web_quest/) provides an activity "to engage students in inquiry based learning. A web quest is meant to guide students through a process of inquiry through a set of assigned tasks that lead them to a conclusion, or that results in a product."

€ Patrick Ecker: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
site (www.patrickecker.org/)  has a few nice materials to download (PDF files) plus wonderful pictures and a template to create your own materials (PC only).

€ Worksheet Maker - http://www.123listening.com/worksheetmakers/choosepicture2.php 

offers free listening quiz makers, an activity wizard, lesson plan materials

€ Worksheet Genius - http://www.worksheetgenius.com/html/english_worksheets.php


€ PowerPoint Templates


€ Stuttering Jeopardy (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/kuster92.html) by Judy Kuster adapts The Science Jeopardy (http://www.csun.edu/science/ref/games/) created by Norman Herr from Sourcebook for Teaching Science site (http://www.csun.edu/science/)

€ Stuttering Jeopardy example (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/stutteringjeopardy.ppt)

€ Jeopardy template to adapt (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/jeopardytemplate.ppt)

€ My Story template (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/mystory.ppt)

€ Colt's Story (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/colt.ppt)

€ Templates for Homemade PowerPoint Games (http://it.coe.uga.edu/wwild/pptgames/templates.html) from the World Wide Interactive Learning Design Team (WWILD). WWILD invites teachers and students t

€ Adapt or customize any PPT game in the WWILD Team database (http://projects.coe.uga.edu/lrieber/wwild/search/PPT-search-results.asp). The database already includes an activity for practicing the signed alphabet (http://it.coe.uga.edu/~lrieber/pptgames/sign.ppt).

€ Many PowerPoint activities from the Jefferson County School District that can be used or adapted (http://jc-schools.net/PPTs-la.html).

€ My Story: A PowerPoint Teaching Tool (www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad9/papers/therapy9/games9.html) by Diane Games, used to facilitate discussion with children and teens who stutter on concepts important in treatment provides three examples and a template

€ Template to make a book (http://priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/resources/book.htm) (download (http://priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/cgi-bin/download.pl?file=booktemplate.zip)


Dealing with teasing


€ PowerPoint Templates - (http://powerbacks.com/) use to help students create power point presentations to learn about their speech disorder and to educate their classmates

€ Its My Life (http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/bullies_classroom_community.html) - lesson plans for dealing with bullying.

€ Don't Laugh at Me (http://www.dontlaugh.org/)


many, many more sites for therapy materialsare "hotlinked" at http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/sptherapy.html



Copyright - Judith Maginnis Kuster

March 19, 2009