Your Guide To The Most Useful & Effective Speech Therapy
Here's just some of my therapy materials I keep in my
spare bedroom office at home. I know... it's kind of ridiculous! Let me help you learn from my
hands on experience and show you step-by-step how to plan better
Speech Therapy Forum is dedicated to providing
professionals and parents with informed reviews of speech therapy games and activities to use with children and
adolescents to help improve their communication skills.
As you can see from the picture, I personally
own just about every available material on the market today!
I Began Collecting Speech Therapy Materials
My passion for collecting speech therapy materials began
during my graduate school years. I asked my supervisor Judy where she found her materials and she replied
that she rarely purchased anything out of the speech-language catalogs anymore. Instead she was going to local teacher and game stores to see and play with
various materials and therapy games before buying them.
Most of the time, she would just wait and see
what her colleagues were using in therapy before making a purchase from a catalogue. When I asked her why, she said that often she had wasted her budget on items
that, in the end, didn’t meet the needs of her students.
Hearing or seeing how to use materials was
more convincing to Judy than reading product descriptions in a catalogue. This made sense to me so from that point on I made it a habit to personally
review any products from catalogues and local stores, too. From there
I was hooked!
I want to share my favorite speech therapy materials & games with you…
Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to train
and supervise hundreds of graduate student clinicians, serve as a task force chair for my state organization, and
provide workshops for school-based speech-language pathologists.
During trainings and workshops, I’ve shown videos of therapy sessions to illustrate points in the
A common pattern began to emerge. The
audiences became far more interested in the speech therapy materials being used than in the techniques
themselves. That’s when the light bulb went on. Why not
create a site that includes reviews of my favorite speech therapy games and activities, offers therapy
suggestions, and makes recommendations to more efficiently target speech and language therapy goals?
So that’s exactly what I did.
Each recommendation is accompanied by a
written explanation of the ways in which the product may be used, either in therapy sessions or by the child’s
parents at home. Each product and activity was chosen for its versatility or for its sheer excellence in
meeting targeted therapy goals.
Thank you for visiting Speech Therapy
Forum. Good luck with your students!