Summer break is over and it’s almost time for students in Texas to return to school. I started back at work this week and have already gone into school year planning mode. As I gear up for the start of a new school year, I thought I would share some of my favorite online resources for speech therapy ideas.
As a new SLP Assistant and graduate student I rely on more experienced professionals for guidance and ideas when I need it. Most of that I get from my SLP supervisors and faculty at school, but I also frequently use the internet. I have been known to “Google” a time or two. My Google searches have led me to some great sites where I have found many fabulous ideas. I’d like to share a few of my favorites.
1. ASHA Website: I visit this site frequently. And by frequently I mean almost daily. I love the ASHA website because it is full of resources, research, and information on all aspects of speech language pathology, and I know I can trust the source. Resources are organized by setting type and are easy to locate. I have used this site to find answers to questions I have about best practice, legal information, and as a resource for those fun papers we have to write in grad school.
2. Teachers Pay Teachers: I love Teachers Pay Teachers! I have found so many awesome resources at great prices. Looking for an activity targeting a particular phoneme, irregular nouns, or wh- questions? Teachers Pay Teachers has it. The products download straight to your computer and you can print/laminate and use them immediately. No waiting for shipping and the prices are way better than you would pay using a big name company. Even better, when you buy a product on Teachers Pay Teachers you’re supporting another educator. I’ve also started to sell products on this site and love that I can make a little extra money selling my own products.
3. The Speech Room News: Jenna Rayburn is a Speech Language Pathologist with some fabulous ideas. I stumbled across her website last summer and am so glad I did. She has great app reviews, ideas for therapy, and has an awesome Teachers Pay Teachers store. I have found so many great products that I can use in my therapy sessions. I also follow The Speech Room News on Facebook and Twitter and this is how I have heard about some free app deals.
4. Sublime Speech: This is another fantastic speech blog I follow. I love reading posts by other SLPs and seeing their take on things. The Sublime Speech website has some great materials, app reviews, and other resources. She also has a Teachers Pay Teachers Store that I frequent.
5. Autism Classroom News: I just recently found this site and so far I am pleased with what I have seen. This is a great resource for working with students with Autism. I love the daily Twitter updates with ideas that can be used in the classroom and therapy. I am looking forward to exploring this website more.
I know there are a ton of websites out there and I have only touched on a few. These just happen to be the sites I visit most often. I have found them to be extremely helpful and I hope you do, too.
What speech therapy sites do you love? You can let me know in the comments and I’ll check them out!