Language disorders make up a large portion of a school SLP's caseload. There are so many great resources to choose from that it's impossible to even begin to scratch the surface and start listing them all. However, my goal on this page is for you to find something new or something that you want to learn more about. Another great site for language materials is, of course, Super Duper Publications. You can find the link to their website on the resources page.
1. Smethport Photo Language Cards
Photo cards can be used for so many different kinds of activities and with many different children including language or articulation disorders, down syndrome, autism, etc.
2. Language Builder Photo Cards
These are great photo cards that are so versatile and can be used for a number of different activities. The pictures are categorized and well organized.
3. Learning to Sequence (4 and 6 step)
These particular sequencing cards are for children just learning to sequence. I have personally used these and loved the colorful cards. The cards are not overwhelmed with illustrations and are easy to understand. Some cards that I have come across have way too much going on in the pictures and children have a hard time determining what order they should go in as there may be more than one appropriately correct sequence.
4. The Worst Day of My Life Ever
This is a fun book that teaches listening and following directions skills. There are activities for younger children as well as more difficult instructions for older students.
5. A Quest for Good Manners
A cute story that teaches the importance of instilling and using good manners.
6. MagneTalk Barrier Games
This is such a great game for language and listening skills! It comes highly recommended to me by one of my speech and language friends. You can use barrier games for so many different skills including following directions, vocabulary, concepts, reading comprehension, categorization, and more. Check out all your barrier game options from Super Duper Publications by following the link below:
6. Language Bingo Games
Super Duper makes awesome all in one bingo games that include a number of different large bingo cards as well as chips and question cards. The two that I used most were the "wh" questions and vocabulary. They are great to use with groups! You can find them by following the link to Super Duper below:
7. "It Takes Two to Talk"
The Hanen Centre offers a number of different programs for language intervention. This particular one is used by one of my birth-to-three therapist friends and is highly recommended. The program was created for children under 5 years old. The guidebook assists therapists in involving parents by showing them what they can do at home to reinforce what their child is learning in therapy. (So this would be a great resource for you parents as well!) You can read more about this program at www.hanen.org. You have the options of either purchasing the guidebook or DVD by themselves or as a combo. You can also find this guidebook on Amazon listed at the same price for a new one or you can purchase a used book for cheaper. The Amazon link is below:
8. Fun Deck Cards
These cards are made by Super Duper Inc. and are a must have. There are many uses and so many different sets of cards that work on different language skills.