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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 speech-language 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. The will be deleted every six months 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

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

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

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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • Using picture symbols
  • Autism Help printable files (www.autismhelp.info/htm/printfiles_index.htm), including Behavioural Profile Checklist.
  • 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
  • Slater Software Free Stuff (www.slatersoftware.com/document.html) - many excellent PDF files, including communication boards, flash cards, games and social stories using picture symbols, etc.
  • Autism Games (www.autismgames.org)

  • Aphasia/TBI

  • Motor Speech Disorders/Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Swallowing Disorders

  • Hearing disorders

  • 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

  • ASHA's guidelines for treatment of fluency disorders

  • Materials designed to educate children and adults about stuttering and how to recognize fluency disorders
  • Educating About The Normal Speaking Process
  • Specific treatment suggestions
  • Group activities and workshops
  • Special Challenges: Self-esteem/Working on Attitudes and Feelings about Stuttering
  • Teasing and Bullying
  • Enhancing self esteem
  • Supplemental materials

    The Schools task Force of ASHA's Special Interest Division 4 (Fluency and Fluency Disorders) has organized some of the information above into

    Commercial Companies

    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


    April 10, 2014
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