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.
I. EXPLORING THE INVISIBLE AND THE VISIBLE WEB
ACCESSING PEER-REVIEWED INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
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/
ACCESSING PEER-REVIEWED LITERATURE ON THE INTERNET
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
A few additional examples where work on Efficacy Information in ComDis has started online
A FEW ONLINE EFFICACY BIBLIOGRAPHIES
Efficacy in Dysphagia Treatment - http://www.dysphagia.com/reference
Efficacy in Stuttering Treatment
Efficacy Information on the Internet in Speech-Language Pathology and
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
FEE-BASED DATABASES AND RESEARCH INFORMATION
EMBASE - http://www.embase.com - Gateway to Biomedical and
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)
FREELY-AVAILABLE PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH INFORMATION
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
FREELY-AVAILABLEPROFESSIONAL LEARNING (SOME FOR ASHA CEUS)
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
INVISIBLE WEB RESOURCES - NOT PEER-REVIEWED
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
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
Judith Kuster's Net Connections to Communication Disorders
B. The "Visible Web"
EXPLORING THE VISIBLE WEB
Quackwatch - http://www.quackwatch.org
Yahoo - http://www.yahoo.com
example: Hypernasal Speech Samples
altavista - http://www.altavista.com
example: Inner ear - http://www.brucerosemanmd.com/id53.htm
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
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 -)
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)
* (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://www.google.com/products - Product search (formerly froogle)
Drayna - - http://www.genome.gov/12514288
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.
A few additional interesting Google features
define:evidence based practice
conversion, calculator, checking range of numbers
Specialized/Unique Search Engines and Strategies
SumSearch - http://sumsearch.uthscsa.edu/ - a unique method of searching for
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
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.
II. CONNECTING WITH COLLEAGUES
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. - firstname.lastname@example.org
List address - to send messages to all subscribers
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 lists
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 email@example.com
CAPD@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG is a forum about Central Auditory Processing Disorders. To subscribe, send the subscribe capd firstname lastname to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SID3VOICE@LIST.MEDICINE.UIOWA.EDU.is an open mailing list for those interested in Voice. Subscribe by sending the following message to email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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/
Clinical Cases - http://clinicalcases.blogspot.com
Social Networks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
linkedin - www.linkedin.com
myspace - www.myspace.com
facebook - www.facebook.com
reunion.com - recently changed to mylife.com - stay away from it!
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/
SEARCHING FOR PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET
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://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.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://lists.rootsweb.com/ - nearly 25,000 genealogy mailing lists
http://www.familysearch.org/ - Church of Later Day Saints site
III. FREELY-AVAILABLE THERAPY MATERIALS ONLINE
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
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)
Colors (http://www.crickweb.co.uk/colour-english.html) and Compound words (http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=compound%20words)
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
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
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)
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)
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 - (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
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.
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.
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
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/)
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
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
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)
Tongue Twister Database (www.geocities.com/Athens/8136/tonguetwisters.html)
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)
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
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
100 most used words from interview with AAC user (http://homepage.mac.com/terryjohnmick/jafw/html/lang/vocab/100_baker.htm)
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)
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.
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).
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.
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)
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!
Check the web sites of your favorite commercial companies that often have sample products available free. For example:
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)
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
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
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