I came across the website Consonantly Speaking and wanted to share this wonderful resource with all of my blog readers. "It is called "Consonantly Speaking" because as speech-language pathologists we are constantly speaking, whether in therapy or at home, and we are teaching about/using consonants." I always enjoy reading how individuals got started in the field of Speech Language Pathology, so be sure to view the About page on this website. After reading the About page it was evident just how passionate the writer behind this blog is about the field of Speech Language Pathology.
Below are a few of the links and resources within Consonantly Speaking that I think are great tools to add to your resource box:
The Home page provides all of the latest posts and information that can be easily viewed
Therapy Ideas: Always one of my favorites, this is a great page that covers different innovative ideas. Visuals are provided of the therapy ideas along with how to incorporate each idea into the therapy session
Resources: Wow, this list is great, it is categorized by everything Speech Language Pathology Related and it is still growing. Worksheets and Speech Apps are two other sections to view that have more activities and speech related apps.Like Consonantly Speaking on Facebook, Add on Pinterest, Follow on Twitter and add the website to your favorites to get the latest updates!Special Thanks to Consonantly Speaking for providing a wonderful website!
Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) Learn is a wonderful website that provides over 750 FREE lesson plans and over 250 FREE videos.
Everyday Life is one of the areas on this website that is my favorite because it provides a lot of functional activities.
ATM, Bake, Counting Change, Count Pills, Deposit Money, Grocery List, Prescription, Mixing, Microwave, and many other everyday life skills. All of the lessons are interactive and functional allowing students and clients to engage in these real life tasks.
I think there are a lot of great activities to utilize on this website and they can be incorporated into therapy sessions with children and adults. Each activity can be adapted for each client, but I think this website is a really great resource.
I have come across a lot of great resources lately, and I am excited to share with you all a new resource that provides over 3000 FREE THERAPY IDEAS in one location...Find out more about this FREE resource...http://bit.ly/pAiH0s
1. http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/ : this is a Great resource to use for ideas and resources for SLPs and teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs. Some of the resources include: Symbol and Photo Sets and Programs to Use Them, AAC Cases, Activity Sharing, Fabulous Freebies, and many other great resources.
2. http://www.speakingofspeech.com/ : IEP goal bank, exchanging ideas, lesson plans & data forms, resource links for various topics (i.e. AAC, Phonology), Speech Swap Meet (forum for Speech Language Pathologists and Teachers SLPs to swap, buy, or sell therapeutic & educational materials, books, games and other similar items). There are lots of other great resources on this website as well.
3. http://preschoolprintables.com/ : Different printable pages (i.e. file folder games) to use with various activities
4. http://www.janbrett.com/index.html : Activities, coloring pages, games (computer and printable), cards
5. http://www.babybumblebee.com/company/freebies.cfm : Free posters, practice sheets, posters, parent tips, downloadable books and flashcards
6. http://www.crayola.com/ : Over 1,000 Crafts, Coloring Pages, and Lesson Plans
7. http://www.theideabox.com/ : Activities, Crafts, Recipes, Songs, Seasons, Forum
8. http://www.pics4learning.com/ : Free pictures (photographs & clip art) to use in an educational setting that are categorized by various topics
9. http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/general_content/free_resources/teachers_corner/teachersCorner.jsp : Lakeshore -Writing Practice, Awards, Flash Cards, Word Search, Crafts & Activities, Clip Art, Calendars & Templates, E-Cards, Classroom Designer, Customized Catalogs & Correlations, Head Start & Early Head Start, Classroom Designer, Complete Classrooms, Outdoor Learning, Grants & Organizations, Lesson Plans, Projects & Activities, Printables
10. http://www.speechtherapygames.com/FREEBIE.htm : Homework Hero Intro & Coloring Sheet, SSK Coloring Sheet, Thematic Units Calendars, Perkilou’s Percentages Quick Reference Guide, Freebie Books, 100+ Ways to Praise a Child, PowerPoint Games, Door Hangers, Board Games
11. http://www.mayer-johnson.com/downloads/trials/ : 30 Day Free Boardmaker Trial
12. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/sample/index.shtml : Free Sample Printable Pages with a Variety of Different Curriculum13. http://lessonpix.com: User can create custom materials such as coloring sheets, Bingo, picture cards, etc. Clip art is available in a library with over 1000 pictures and/or the individual can upload his/her own clip art or photos to use with Lesson Pix's custom materials.
Starting Every Friday Futureslps will be posting Social Media Related Information. Get Involved Connect, Network and Join the Community!
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- @Special Needs, Special Children :Really neat Non Profit Organization "Introducing all children into the activity of biking, and the sport of BMX".
- @Sensory Street, Inc. :Provides a great resource for individuals " whose lives are touched by Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)"
- @Autism is A Trip : "Family's journey with 3 small boys - the oldest of whom has high functioning autism." Provides support for parents, inspiration, real life experiences from a family's perspective.
Groups To Join
- @BeccasCrazyBoys "Full time Mom and wife, part time blogger and speech therapist, lover of pedicures, comfy clothes, and sweet tea. Yup, that's me in a nutshell." : View her fun blog http://ourcrazyboys.com/about/ and get to know her crazy boys.
- @futureSLP_Joy "Soon to be SLP and a proud mommy": Welcome her as she enters her last year semester, a step closer to becoming a SLP.
- @all4mychild "2 speech pathologists and 1 occupational therapist who are passionate about a multidisciplinary approach to helping children. In development of a Social app!" View their blog http://all4mychild.com/ which provides informative information related to different topics.
- @SantePediatrics "One of the largest independent pediatric therapy providers in Texas, where our compassionate therapists offer physical, occupational and speech therapy." They have a blog http://blog.santepediatrics.com/ that features different articles from an array of topics.
- @SpchBuddies "We’re going for it. At Articulate Technologies, we’re taking on the challenge of improving global standards for speech and communication." They have a great online resource center, http://www.speechbuddy.com/speech-solutions-center that provides information pertaining to challenges in speech and communication.
- @MissionSLP "Former HR professional transitioning into Speech-Language Pathology....aspiring to be a cognitive communication therapist....my mission is SLP!" Let's welcome Stephanie as she makes the transition into the SLP world. View Stephanie's website http://www.stephaniedrouillard.com/ to get learn more about her and join The Communications Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Network
Friday Thought: "You never know whose lives you may touch, so continue to reach out, expecting nothing in return, and giving unselfishly; because sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can impact someone in a BIG way! ~Futureslps.com~ Happy Friday!
- #SLPeeps: A Network of Speech Language Pathologists: Ask Questions, Share Resources and Get to Know Other SLPs. To search for information related to this group type #SLPeeps
- #Preslp and #SLP2B: Information related to students becoming Speech Language Pathologists
Dysphagia is pronounced DIS~FAY~JAH and if you need an audio clip to hear how it is pronounced go to http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=dysphagia
...Home Speech Provides a great resource entitled Dysphagia: The Essentials, http://www.home-speech-home.com/dysphagia.html this is a great overview of Dysphagia and it provides a nice breakdown of the "essential" components of Dysphagia. If you are like me, visuals always are helpful and it is beneficial to have engaging videos while you are learning. View these YouTube videos for visuals of Modified Barium Swallow Studies.......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf2kRD85zvc and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu_YYOAlZEw
...If you want a little more in depth tutorial of Identification of Swallowing Patterns Associated with Dysphagia, then you may want to check out this great resource http://www.d.umn.edu/csd/current/courses/swallowing/index.html on the University of Minnesota Duluth's website under the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders program. This great tutorial was developed by Mark Mizuko, John Hatten, Rachel Komarek (UMD) & Joe Piette & Peggy Stone(St.Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health Systems).Special Thanks to Diane Kulseth for recommending another great Dysphagia Nutrition website http://www.nestlenutritionstore.com. She said "They have a lot of great articles and products that fall in line with the National Dysphagia diet."
- http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/100DayActivities.htm Organized by different themes and has activities to go with the themes
- http://www.michigan.gov/documents/hal/lm_raccoons_239135_7.pdf Raccoon Book List and ideas for activities
- http://www.bridges4kids.org/IEP/iep.goal.bank.pdf IEP goal bank organized by different skill areas
- http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/articrx.html Articulation Therapy Ideas
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/teachers/resources.shtml Activities & Books organizedby CVC, consonant clusters, long vowel sounds
- http://rbeaudoin333.homestead.com/bossy_r_s_1.html Activities targeting /ar/, /or/, /er/, /ir/, /ur/
- http://www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=131 A variety of brochures about stuttering
- http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/index.html A website for early childhood educators and parents, a variety of different activities
- http://www.thevirtualvine.com/brownbear.html Activities for Brown Bear
- http://www.angelfire.com/nj/speechlanguage/index.html Professional resources for speech and language, general education links, special education links, links to publishers of speech/language materials, idea exchanges, online activities for infants and preschoolers, speech and language online activities
Printable worksheets, activities and abc tools categorized by themes..some require you to have a membership.
Speech therapy activities (i.e. articulation, language, literacy..)
Educational activities primarily designed for first grade but, also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade
Everything is organized by different themes with corresponding activities
Everything is organized by different themes with corresponding activities…More ideas and themes are located at the very bottom of the web page.
Everything organized by themes along with activities
Wonderful site a lot of ideas, organized into different categories, all activities are examples of Materials That Can Be Adapted For Therapy.
Great handouts through SuperDuper that are organized by topics.
Activities and worksheets organized by grades
(preschool-high school) and topics (reading, writing, math, science, social studies, games, coloring)
Helpful websites that are organized by Reading and Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Cross-Curricular
Games and activities through PowerPoint
Earn free Continuing Education hours online through LinguiSystems by downloading the courses from home or work, read at your own pace, take an assessment and then earn a certificate.
Resources for reading and language arts instruction
Games for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, video models of games that parents can watch and learn from, and young children can watch and imitate.
As well as strategies and tips for making games and play more educational and more fun!
Activities to target ‘ch’ sound
Organized by AAC, Articulation, Fluency, Language, Voice Activities, some have corresponding Boardmaker pictures already prepared as well. Also some stories are in the form of a PowerPoint
Word games, phonics games, reading games, comprehension strategies and phonics poster section.
Different activities to correspond to various lessons. Some are free and some require you to sign up for a membership
Alphabetical list of PowerPoint Presentations for younger and older students. Examples of PowerPoints include: Down by the bay, Counting Bears Book, Big and Little, Twinkle Twinkle, and many more…All of the PowerPoints include lots of colorful pictures and some sounds as well.
A variety of different speech therapy resources
Simplified information, speech therapy ideas
Free trial for creating bingo cards
Preschool-fifth grade printable activities
Fluency articles and ideas for therapy
Learning resources for kids…abcs, phonics, topics, stories, nursery rhymes
Targeting th sound
Free worksheets to target all sounds
An Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly
Communication cards, games, songs, and printable resources for special needs.