"Your Guide To The Most Useful & Effective Speech Therapy Materials"
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 therapy.
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!
Why 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!
Now 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 presentations.
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!