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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 ( 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.


Interactive sites
General Collections
Kid Stuff
Virtual Library
the Children's Corner
Literacy Materials
Judy's pronunciation "club"
Speech Sound Disorders
Cleft palate/VPI
Augmented and
Alternative Communication
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Motor Speech
Swallowing disorders
Non-APPs for iPADS
Voice Disorders
Hearing Disorders
Spanish Materials
Commercial companies
Additional Resources

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

(updated December 27, 2017)

Additional "Kid Stuff"

(section updated December 27, 2017)

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

(section updated January 4, 2018)

  • North Carolina Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathology Services in Schools (2006) - 254 page manual filled with useful information, checklists, and forms (
  • Perry Flynn's incredible resource links - includes PDFs of Assessment and Intervention Modules for several disorder areas (

  • Language

  • Spanish Materials

    (Section Updated February 13, 2018

  • 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.

    (Section updated February 13, 2018)

  • Working on Prosody

    (updated October 2, 2017)

  • Speech sound disorders

    (updated February 14, 2018)

  • Qualifying individuals for therapy services for speech sound disorders

  • The go-to site for information about speech sound disorders is the long-standing speech-language-therapy dot com site developed by Caroline Bowen, PhD., Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist from Australia, ASHA Fellow, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, a Member of the Order of Australia: "For significant service to speech pathology and clinical linguistics as a therapist" and published author. It is the first place to explore and has incredible resources that are freely available. Explore the entire site, but be sure to spend time exploring the LINKS: The Speech-Language Pathology "START PAGE" and RESOURCES INDEX which are both loaded with treasures, including for Speech Sound Disorders.

    The materials below are developed by other individuals and are free on open web

  • Cleft Palate and VPI Disorders

    (Updated February 13, 2018)

    updated February 22, 2018

  • 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

    (Section updated January 2, 2018)

  • Aphasia Assessment Materials
  • Aphasia treatment materials

    Evaluating Aphasia Therapies ( from

  • Conversation boards for favorite snacks and drinks, from TinSnips (a site for people with autism) (
  • Picture Dictionary - This dictionary contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages. This site can be especially helpful for creating low-cost AAC boards or books for persons who have had a stroke and remember an earlier language better than English. This site is also excellent for second-language learners or creating flashcards for therapy in a language other than English.
  • Vocabulary activities with audio files (
  • Interesting Things for ESL Students is filled with vocabulary activities and much more (
  • Free online jigsaw puzzles and links to additional "Brain Training Games. (
  • More online puzzles (
  • Sudoko Puzzles Free Online Daily (
  • Free AphasiaID
  • Using the phone (
  • One Hand Typing (
  • Story Archives - has a full-length story, an abridged version, and the story outline with several activities based on the story. (
  • Bungalow Software ( has free trial versions of several programs for adults with neurogenic disorders
  • The Aphasia Toolbox ( a commercial endeavor, has free samples of Sentence Patterning Materials (
  • Aphasia workbook an amazing 115 page resource created by Cat R, Kenney, as an "exit project"at Cleveland State University (
  • Word finding/Memory materials
  • Suggestions from ABINews2U (, a yahoo group for people with TBI
  • Integrating Functional Communication Therapy into Rehabilitation a manual that "addresses the transition from hospital to home for client's with acquired neurological communicative disorders (ANCD) with a specific focus on language." Part B provides goals with step by step suggestions for treatment of clients.
  • Aphasia software finder ( - provides information on many resources, many of which have free trials

  • Motor Speech Disorders/Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Swallowing Disorders

  • Hearing disorders

    (section updated September 15, 2017)

  • Voice Disorders


    (Cluttering section added February, 2018)

  • Additional information Online Resources on Cluttering: The Other Fluency Disorder is available on The Stuttering Home Page

  • Online books about cluttering and stuttering ( - There are many full-length books on stuttering and cluttering listed in the Library
  • Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O., (Eds.) (1992).Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective Leicester: FAR Communications. Reissued: San Diego, CA: Singular, 1996. (entire book freely available on the International Cluttering Association website).
  • Putting Cluttering on the World Map contains an audio example of cluttering (

  • Stuttering

    (all links in the section on stuttering were last updated February 14, 2018)

    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 (, 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

  • Childhood Fluency Disorders from ASHA includes information about stuttering plus assessment and treatment information.

  • Fluency Assessment and Intervention Module written by Rita Thurman and edited by Perry Flynn - a huge and impressive resource!

    Clinician's Guide to the Stuttering Clinic, 2014 50 pages of information created to support his academic and clinical teaching in the Speech-Language Pathology program at Duquesne University.

    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

    Important Resources

    (updated December 27, 2017)

    Pictures and Clipart

    (updated December 27, 2017)

    Writing behavioral objectives and IEPs

    (updated December 27, 2017)

    Dealing with problem behaviors and teasing

    (updated September 15, 2017)
    last modified April 15, 2019
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