Internet Gold for School-based SLPs
by Judith Maginnis Kuster - Minnesota State University, Mankato
The World Wide Web is becoming a repository for free or
inexpensive materials that can be adapted by a speech-language
pathologist working in the schools. Several of these sites are offered
Interactive sites may require a Java-capable web-browser.
Funbrain - educational activities by grade level.
Interactive English Language Exercises for grammar, vocabulary
Kids and Teachers
contains materials about hearing and hearing health
QUIA allows you to create online activities or use those created by others. Some sections to explore include language, early learning and speech
Whacky Web Tales - good for working on parts of speech
Reproducibles That Can Be Adapted For Treatment
Many commercial companies provide free samples of reproducibles.
Check the website of your favorite companies. They may be linked here.
Chateau Meddybemps - materials for children and handouts for parents
Neuroscience for Kids worksheets
Scholastic, Inc.'s In School page - has new reproducibles for phonics, reading, spelling, writing and parent activities in English and Spanish monthly.
Clinical Materials on the Internet
AAC Messaging word lists
Caroline Bowen's Picturable minimal pairs
Bowen's word retrieval activities
John Higgin's Minimal pairs
John Riski's How a speech-language pathologist can assess velopharyngeal function without instrumentation
Riski's Speech therapy to improve hypernasality
Listen UP - language stimulation and therapy ideas
Nina Reardon's Teacher Checklist for Fluency
Peter Ramig et.al.Treating the School-Age Stutterer
Books for children in a speech therapy caseload
Software Available On The Internet
Downloadable software can be adapted for working with children
with language disorders. Much is free and some is shareware (where
the user is asked to send a small contribution, usually between $5 and $20). Three sites containing both Macintosh and PC educational
software to explore are:
Kuster, JM, Internet Gold for School-based SLPs, The ASHA Leader, April 25, 2000, p. 11