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Examples of Materials That Can Be Adapted For Therapy

a collection of resources by Judith Maginnis Kuster

The following is one section of Judith Kuster's Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences (www.communicationdisorders.com). The internet is FULL of materials that can be adapted to speechlanguage therapy. Be aware that URLs change and disappear and other sites are available and will become available. These sites are provided simply as good examples.

By request, will be added for those sites added within a six-month period. They will be deleted every six months or so as new materials are added. The new adds are not necessarily the best adds, just the most recent.

Index

Interactive sites
Reproducibles
General Collections
Kid Stuff
Virtual Library
the Children's Corner
Literacy Materials
Language
Language/ESL
Judy's pronunciation "club"
Speech Sound Disorders
Prosody
Cleft palate/VPI
Augmented and
Alternative Communication
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Aphasia/TBI
Motor Speech
Apraxia
Swallowing disorders
APPs
and
Non-APPs for iPADS
Voice Disorders
Stuttering
Generators
Templates
Pictures/Clipart
Hearing Disorders
Spanish Materials
IEPs
Teasing
Commercial companies
Additional Resources
Software

Examples of "interactive" sites

(Updated September 15, 2017)

Many of the examples below are also easily adaptable to interactive whiteboards such as SmartBoard, ActivBoard, eBeam, Mimio, Webster, Polyvision, Numonics, Interwrite, and Starboard.

Examples of reproducibles and activities that can be adapted for therapy

(updated September 15, 2017)

General collections

Additional "Kid Stuff"

Below are a few links to toys, books, and television programs popular with young children. Searching these sites will often turn up activities that can be adapted for therapy.

A virtual library - the Children's Corner

(section updated September 16, 2016)

Examples of actual Clinical Materials/Ideas on the Internet

  • North Carolina Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathology Services in Schools (2006) - 254 page manual filled with useful information, checklists, and forms (http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/disability-resources/speech-language-impairments/speech-guide.pdf)
  • Perry Flynn's incredible resource links - includes PDFs of Assessment and Intervention Modules for several disorder areas (http://csd.wp.uncg.edu/overview/faculty/perry-flynn/)

  • Language

  • Spanish Materials
  • 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.

  • Working on Prosody

    (updated October 2, 2017)

  • Speech sound disorders

  • Qualifying for speech therapy services does not necessarily depend solely on "academic performance". A letter from the Department of Education in 1980 and a second letter in 2007 clearly state that children can qualify for services with no impact on academics - "educational performance" cannot be limited to showing of discrepancies in age/grade performance in academic subject-matter area. If their communication disorder impacts oral participation in class, social or emotional development or even potential employment opportunities, they can be served. Ana Paula Mumy developed a Teacher Questionnaire: Nonacademic Adverse Effect of Speech Impairment on Educational Performance for students who have articulation disorders.
  • Developmental Reading Assessment information for using the DRA for children with stuttering or speech sound disorders

  • Cleft Palate and VPI Disorders

  • A few examples of using these materials to work on literacy issues as outlined by Christine Maul's ASHA handout online and suggested in ASHA's Roles & Responsibilities of SLPs With Respect to Reading & Writing in Children & Adolescents - Guidelines.

  • Augmented/Alternative Communication

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Aphasia/TBI

  • Motor Speech Disorders/Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Swallowing Disorders

  • Hearing disorders

    (section updated September 15, 2017)

  • Voice Disorders

  • Fluency/Stuttering

    Past International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conferences are freely available and contain much valuable information and therapy ideas.

    The following section is designed to provide materials, readings, and approaches to assessment and therapy for speech-language pathologists who work with people who stutter. It is not to be considered a "recipe book" to stuttering therapy, but contains resources which may be adaptable to specific clients. It is more extensive than other therapy sections because I have been building this information personally since 1998. Previously it was part of the Stuttering Home Page (www.stutteringhomepage.com), but it was too difficult to continue to maintain the information in two different places so it has been integrated here. If others have materials they would like to share, please contact Judy Kuster

  • Qualifying for speech therapy services does not necessarily depend solely on "academic performance". A letter from the Department of Education in 1980 and a second letter in 2007 clearly state that children can qualify for services with no impact on academics - "educational performance" cannot be limited to showing of discrepancies in age/grade performance in academic subject-matter area. If their communication disorder impacts oral participation in class, social or emotional development or even potential employment opportunities, they can be served. Ana Paula Mumy developed a Teacher Questionnaire: Nonacademic Adverse Effect of Speech Impairment on Educational Performance for students who stutter.

  • Developmental Reading Assessment information for using the DRA for children with stuttering or speech sound disorders

  • ASHA's guidelines for treatment of fluency disorders
  • Fluency Assessment and Intervention Module written by Rita Thurman and edited by Perry Flynn - a huge and impressive resource!

    Commercial Companies

    (section updated September 15, 2017)

    Examples of Templates and Generators to make your own therapy materials

    Examples of Downloadable Software

    Examples of APPs

  • Apps: An Emerging Tool for SLPs by Jessica Gosnell, The ASHA LEADER, October 11, 2011 (www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2011/111011/Apps--An-Emerging-Tool-for-SLPs/)

  • iPad Accessibility Facilitation Materials - a 2-2.5 hour module designed to support "the use of iPad accessibility and keyboarding features as well as the iPad basic features that can be used to support the learning needs of students" with special needs (http://mits.cenmi.org/Resources/iPadAccessibilityFacilitationMaterials.aspx)

  • Rubrics for evaluating/selecting apps

    Important Resources

    Pictures and Clipart

    Writing behavioral objectives and IEPs

    Dealing with problem behaviors and teasing

    (updated September 15, 2017)
    last modified September 15, 2017
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