Kidmunicate_Top_Blogs_2017

Our 3rd annual list of the 100 top blogs and websites for speech and language pathology that speech language pathologists and parents of children with speech and language disorders should follow in 2017.

We visited over 325 speech pathology or related websites and blogs to compile this list of the top blogs and websites for speech and language pathology. 84 from the best of 2016 list returned. Quite a few have been recognized all three years the list has been published. Sixteen were cut from the list due to inactivity, insufficient activity or other reasons (i.e. broken links). Some sites were simply replaced by websites that we thought were better, more useful or covered a topic that was more unique to the list.

Here are the links to the 2015 and 2016 Kidmunciate Top 100 Websites and Blogs for Speech and Language Pathology.

We spend a considerable amount of time assembling the list, reviewing the sites and linking to these great sites. We love it when our readers find new content. We also love it when we get links back to our site via a simple link, inclusion in a blog roll or by posting our Top 100 badge (see below for the code). For those who do this, thank you.

One final note, we try to find and review every blog and relevant website, but we need others to make us aware of the great sites. You can nominate your own site. Many do. Tell us about sites we might have missed. We will add them to the 2018 Kidmunicate Top Blogs and Websites for Speech and Language Pathology consideration list.

Link Description
Special Kind of Class a Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 A Special Kind of Class – Mandy is not posting as much as she has in the past, but still delivers 2 helpful and inspiring posts per month to inspire professionals who care for kids with special needs.
Activity Tailor a Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Activity Tailor – One of the best sites to find lesson ideas that transfer seamlessly from the therapy room to the classroom and to the home. We like the new equity building graphics with the colorful circles that Kim Lewis MS CCC-SLP added to the site in April.
All Yall Need Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017
All Y’all Need – What do you get when a librarian, a SLP and a teacher work on something together. You get All Y’all Need of course.
Speech Peeps Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Allison’s Speech Peeps – Nicole Allison’s site is so cheerful. It is loaded craftivities, freebies and ideas. She is also super active on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
 ASHA_Leader_Blog ASHA Leader Blog – Consistent and relevant industry information from experts. Lots of topics to explore every month.
Busy Bee Speech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Busy Bee Speech – The site has content for fluency, organizational tips and what’s happening in Lauren’s speech room. Lauren is a Christian SLP. It is the kind of content we pray for.
Crazy Speech World Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017
Crazy Speech World – We love this site. It is full of positive energy and ideas from a school based SLP.
Creating Communicators Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017
Creating Communicators – New to the list. This blogger posted 86 times this year. That is a lot of content and the content is consistently good. Check it out.
Doyle Speech Works Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017
Doyle Speech Works – New to the list thanks to a referral. We have no excuse why this site from the Live Free or Die state was not already on the list. The content post good content 3 to 4 times per month.
Hear Say LW Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 HearSay LW – If we did not have a point of view from an audiologist, we would hear about it. If you need information on auditory verbal therapy, cochlear implant rehabilitation and auditory processing check out this site.
Home Sweet Speech Room Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Home Sweet Speech Room – In 2012 after completing her BA, Carissa impressed her clinical supervisors with her creative therapy materials. Shortly after, she started this wonderfully creative blog and has been blogging ever since.
In Spontaneous Speech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 In Spontaneous Speech – An SLP with over thirty year of experience shares therapy materials, tools and an up-to-date blog with activities and adaptive game ideas. The top menu on the blog guides you to the content you need.
Jill Kuzma Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Jill Kuzma’s SLP Social & Emotional Skills Sharing Site – Jill Kuzma provides guidance for educators who work with children on social / emotional language skills (perspective taking skills, conversations skills, friendship and interaction skills and emotional awareness). The site has 5.5 Million views so you know it has good content.
Kidz Learn Language Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Kidz Learn Language – New to the list. Susan Berkowitz shares tips, ideas, and resources for developing language in children with significant or complex communication disorders.
Let's talk Speech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Let’s Talk with Whitney SLP – Whitney’s welcoming writing style is uplifting and the design of the site is so friendly. You will like it here. We do.
Mommy Speech Therapy Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Mommy Speech Therapy – One of our favorite go to sites is back on the list. Heidi did not post in 2015, but she is back to blogging great ideas and advice and sharing some of the best free worksheets you will find on the web.
Ms Thrifty SLP Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Miss Thrifty SLP – Amy is a school based SLP who shares ways for SLPs to save money on materials and activities. Miss Thrifty, a once a prolific blogger with up to 142 posts per year, she only posts once or twice per month now, but the content is still good.
My Speech Universe Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 My Speech Universe – Jen has continued her step-by-step style that is so easy to absorb. Find SLP advice on activities mixed in with universally relevant life experiences.
 Natalie Synders SLP Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Natalie Snyders SLP –  Natalie’s site has a new look, but the goal of the site is the same which is to make life easier and a bit more beautiful for fellow school SLPs. We like the new look.
Old School Speech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Old Speech School – Mary, a SLP with 30 plus years of experience, is a prolific blogger. She  fills her site with useful and fresh content, ideas and activities.
Omazing Kids Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Omazing Kids – Angela Moorad is certified in Radiant Child Yoga. Angela is using yoga and other movement to engage kids of all abilities in learning and wellness activities. Omazingly, this blog had 100 posts in 2016. I guess it’s expected from someone who stands on their head.
Play on Words Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Play on Words –  Speech and language expert, Sherry Artemenko, helps readers find toys, games and books that encourage language development and invite creative play. Sherry is sought after news show contributor. It’s an award winning site.
Practically Speeching Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Practically Speeching – Look here for speech and language therapy ideas, activities, apps and inspiration.
Putting Words in your mouth Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Putting Words In Your Mouth – Mia only posts once per month, but the posts are long and detailed with lots of big pictures. Cajun spice make everything taste better. Follow Mia via social media where she is very active.
Rakovic SLP Chat Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Rakovic SLP Chat – Patricia Rakovic is a speech and language pathologist with outstanding credentials. Check out her impressive bio. She set up this blog to assist the education of her clinical students. We bet she has guided a lot of very accomplished students.
Simply Speech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Simply Speech – Here is a site that our speech pathologists look to often for freebies, giveaways and ideas. The site design just puts you in a good mood.
SLP_Runner Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 SLP Runner – Jen Moses has a passion for creating materials that are fun and engaging for students and she loves sharing her DIY tutorials and products with fellow SLPs and educators. Jen does not talk about running anymore.
 Smarttalkers Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Smart Talkers – In the UK, a SLP is a SLT. If you want a perspective from another country, Libby Hill, SLT and founder of SmartTalkers along with guest bloggers publish interesting posts.
Sparklle SLP Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 SparklleSLP -The site has a new look and button. There are still two Ls in Sparklle (SPeaking About Remarkable Kids Learning Language Everyday).  They share research, routines, strategies and tips, lesson plans, adaptations, and free materials.
Speech and Language Kids Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speech and Language Kids – New to the list – Speech and Language Kids is the place where our speech-language therapists often go for answers, awesome activities and easy-to-follow plans based on current research.
Speech Blog UK Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speech Blog UK – The United Kingdom is successfully exporting Premier League Soccer to the US. The UK is also exporting some good speech and language tips for you to kick around. It’s still one of our favourite websites and a Top 100 Educational Blog in the UK.
Speech is beautiful Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speech is Beautiful – Here is a blog with English, Spanish and bilingual speech and language development resources from an SLP who has worked in rural, suburban and urban settings. Es un buen recurso.
Speech time fun Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speech Time Fun – Reviews and low prep and engaging therapy activities, ideas from Miss Speechie. This is a consistently good site year after year. Miss Speechie added 6,000  Facebook followers this year so she must be doing something right.
Speech 2U Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speech2U – New button. I think that the site has a new design too. Her tag line is “Once you reach them, you can teach them.” Isn’t that the truth.
Speech Sprouts Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speech Sprouts Therapy – This great looking site continued to produce great content again this past year. If you start to follow it, I am sure it will grow on you.
Speechy Musings Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speechy Musings – We love the colors and design of this site. It is so warm and welcoming.  Shannon’s  ideas to inspire and inform SLPs. She inspired an additional 3,000 Facebook fans so she must be doing something right.
Super Power Speech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Super Power Speech – This is a really SUPER site for speech and language therapy ideas, and insights. Consistently one of the best bloggers in the industry over the last 10 years.
TalkingTalk Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Talking Talk – A blog all the way from South Africa with tips and tricks for speech and language therapists. Nikki was working on her thesis, so there were only 10 posts, but we like the site and hope she blogs more often in 2017.
Teach Me to Talk Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Teach Me to Talk – What makes this site stand out are the podcasts, links, reviews, videos. Very helpful content to help parents and professionals to teach kids to talk.
Teach Speech 365 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Teach Speech 365 – New look and button for this 4 year old site that provides ideas, inspiration and fun ideas for SLPs.
The Dabbling Speechie Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 The Dabbling Speechie – To dabble is to take part in an activity in a casual or superficial way. There is a lot more than dabbling going on here.
LanguageFix Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 The Language Fix – This is a site that delves into serious topics. When you need a fix for intellectual content regarding language, learning and education visit this site.
The Speech Bubble Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 The Speech Bubble SLP – Here is a well designed site that is  updated frequently, 52 blogs post this yea so far. You will find thoughts, ideas, and activities. You will also see guest posts from other bloggers on this list.
Speech Dudes Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 The Speech Dudes – We like this edgy blog because it is so different from the other blogs and websites on this list. We do wish they Speech Dudes would post more often.
TwinSpeech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Twin Speech Language and Literacy – Visit this site for original theme based materials that are both useful and fun!
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Advance Health Network for Speech and Hearing Top Kidmunicate website for 2017 Advance Health Network for Speech and Hearing – A comprehensive site with lots of timely and relevant industry information including several specialized SLP blogs.
ASHA Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 ASHA – The leading source of information in the industry for speech, language and hearing topics, government legislation and private practice management.  It is a great resource for parents who want to know more about a disorder and to find an SLP.
ASHA Evidence Maps Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 ASHA Evidence Maps – This section of the ASHA site provides clinicians, researchers, clients, and caregivers with tools and guidance to engage in evidence-based decision making. These maps highlight external scientific evidence, clinical expertise and opinion, and client/caregiver perspectives.
Coupon Chief for Disabled Persons Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 Coupon Chief – In this guide, people with disabilities can find ways to stretch their dollars with discounts, services and special offers.
Future SLPs Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 Future SLPs – A resource for budding speech and language pathologists to get inspired and motivated. The site also helps high school students and college students who have not yet declared a major who are exploring speech and language pathology.
 HealthGrades Top Kidmunicate Websites for 2017  Health Grades – Parents trust Health Grades all SLPs should enhance their listings.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Home Speech Home – Free resources for parents and SLPs including free access to 30,000 words on multiple therapy lists. This is also the home for the Word Vault, an app that organizes those 30,000 words on your iPad for interactive therapy. The app has received some good reviews. The app is not free.
Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Kidmunicate – No freebies. No crafty ideas. The Kidmunicate site is different.  It is a resource site with the most comprehensive Speech Language Pathology reference dictionary / glossary online, this reference list of the Best Speech Pathology Websites and Blogs, the list of 100+ Children’s books organized by sound, a list of 100+ toys to encourage language rich play and more. This year we have added Social Stories to help children with autism experience new things. We are committed to content.
Lesson Pix Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 Lesson Pix – A great online clip art library resource that allows users to create customized learning materials. They have 30,000 hand-drawn pictures. More than you will ever need.
MNSU Net COnnections for Communication Disorders and Sciences MNSU Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences –  This comprehensive list of relevant and useful links for all things concerning speech and language pathology. And when we say all things, we mean it.
Pamela Marshalla Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Pam Marshalla – Pam Marshalla lost her battle with cancer over 1 year ago, but influence on the world of speech and language pathology lives on.
PediaStaff Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 Pediastaff – The place to go if you are a SLPs looking for a job. The site offers great informational resources  for employed SLPs too.
Scrappin Doodles Top Kidmunicate resource for 2017 Scrappin Doodles – Crafty SLPeeps use this site to be crafty.
sightwords Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Sight Words –  New to the list – Sight words instruction is an excellent supplement to phonics instruction. Phonics is a method for learning to read in general, while sight words instruction increases a child’s familiarity with the high frequency words he will encounter most often.
signingtime Top Kidmunicate resource for 2017 Signing Time – The place to go for Rachel Coleman’s award winning sign language products.
Speaking of Speech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speaking of Speech – It is an interactive forum for speech/language pathologists and teachers. Use the messages boards on this site for quick questions and answers, and opinions. Find lesson plans, data forms, free materials and much more.
Speech Buddies Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Speech Buddies – This site features SLP articulation tools that we use often. If you are looking for a SLP, you can do a search of one in your area through this site. The site includes posts from various experts on a wide range of relevant topics.
Speechie Freebies Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Speechie Freebies -Speechie Freebies is a collaborative blog bringing you freebies from the best speech-language pathologist bloggers.
Speech Language Resources Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Speech Langauage Resources – Find materials and exercises (most free) to work with children with language and literacy difficulties. You are given step-by-step guides on how best to use the worksheets and programs from beginning to end.
SpeechPathologycom Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 SpeechPathology.com – The most relevant, convenient, and economical continuing education opportunities by the leading experts in their respective professions to enhance clinical knowledge and skills.
Speech Therapy PD Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 SpeechPathologyPD.com – New to the list – Video on demand professional development. This site provides current evidence based live and online continuing education courses to professionals regardless of where they live
Speech Therapy Ideas Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Speech Therapy Ideas – Where speech language pathologists find ideas, activities and materials in a well organized site.
Start A Therapy Practice Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Start a Therapy Practice – The site has a new look. The site features The Academy of Private Practice where you can find information regarding the business side of a therapy practice, including specific speech and language therapy practice advice. Listen to the monthly podcasts for practical advice. Kidmunicate is featured on a Podcast.
Teachers Pay Teachers Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Teachers Pay Teachers – The first and largest open marketplace where teachers and SLPs share, sell, and buy original educational resources that keeps up with the changing landscape. Teachers provide feedback along the way, so the content is continually evolving and improving.
Trip Data Base Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Trip Database – Trip is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence.
Bilinguistics Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Bilinguistics – New to the list – This Austin TX based clinic run by bilingual speech therapists, has lots of resources and links for both parents and SLPs to use when English is the second language.
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AgeofAutism Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Age of Autism The Daily Newspaper of the Autism Epidemic for those who believe autism is an environmentally induced illness and is treatable. Many sites are not interested in that point of view, so this website tries to fill the void.
Ages and Stages Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017
Ages and Stages – A resource of up-to-date, evidence-based and easy-to-apply techniques for feeding, speech and mouth development for parents and professionals.
Apraxia Kids Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Apraxia Kids – One of the first sites families, researchers and professionals go to for information regarding Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Autism_Light Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Autism_light – New to the list. Autism Light is an upbeat but real blog that takes readers on a journey that recognizes diverse heroes in and for the autism community. They currently have 453 Autism Heroes. Inspirational.
Autism Speaks Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Autism Speaks – The site promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism speaks advocates and supports for increasing understanding and acceptance, research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder.
Band of Angels Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Band of Angels – Established in 1994, Band of Angels provides support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
CDC Autism Spectrum Disorder Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 CDC Autism Spectrum Disorder – New to the list – The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides an autism resource for parents and professionals. Basics, Treatments, Research and Tracking, Free Materials, Diagnostics and Testing and Data and Statistics.
Chew Chew Mama Chew Chew Mama – The site where expert advice and scientific research meets the beautiful messiness of real life when kids are starting to learn to love healthy food. Feeding is an underserved topic on SLP blogs.
DysphagiaRamblings Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Dysphagia Ramblings – New logo, but same great content. A site from a dysphagia specialist who is certified in MBSImP, VitalStim, LSVT LOUD and MDTP.
Flappiness is Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Flapiness is – Leigh Merryday shares her world of early childhood autism with one special little boy.
Garden of Egan Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Garden of Eagan – This site started in 2005 and has been cranking out content (75 posts in 2016) about a woman raising five kids with Down syndrome while battling breast cancer. It’s authentic.
Indiana Resource Center for Autism Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Indiana Resource Center for Autism – New to the list – Indiana Resource Center for Autism is actively engaged in work that leads to improved outcomes for individuals on the spectrum and their families. This is a wonderful resource.
Jake's Journey Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Jake’s Journey – Real insights and emotions about childhood apraxia, Jake’s journey and friends met along the way. Great content from 4 moms and an SLP under the headings; resources, age 2-3, age 4-5, speech activities, joy of the journey, diets and supplements and food allergies.
Make Room for Stuttering Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Make Room for the Stuttering – If you are an SLP working on fluency, here is a site that will help you understand your client better. Pamela A Mertz, aka the StuttererRockStar, shares profound and deeply personal accounts of life as a stutterer.
National Down Syndrome Society Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 National Down Syndrome Society – The national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Operation Autism - A resource guide for military families Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Operation Autism – New to the list – Operation Autism is a web-based resource specifically designed and created to support military families that have children with autism. We appreciate those who have served this great country.
Sesame Street and Autism Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Sesame Street and Autism -New to the list – Sesame Street and Autism sees the amazing in all children. This site celebrates the uniqueness in every child. The lack of understanding around the condition contributes to discrimination, verbal abuse, even physical violence and Sesame Street wants to change that.
SLP Mommy of Apraxia Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 SLP Mommy of Apraxia -New to the list –  This is a blog from Laura Baskall Smith, who is a SLP passionate about working with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) following her own daughter’s diagnosis. Laura is CASANA certified for advanced training and clinical expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech and is PROMPT trained.
 SocialThinking Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Social Thinking -Here is a great resource for SLPs looking to help children with socializing. Michelle Garcia Winner targets improving individual social thinking abilities, regardless of diagnostic label.
Stuttering is Cool Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Stuttering is Cool -New to the list – Stuttering is Cool is a podcast offering tips on stuttering in this fast-talking world of ours. Daniele Rossi doesn’t let stuttering hold him back. He thinks people who stutter should talk openly to let themselves shine.
The Autism Dad Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 The Autism Dad – Rob Gorski’s mission is to show others of similar circumstance that they are not alone, while, educating the rest of the world about what Autism families may experience on a daily basis.
The Stuttering Brain Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 The Stuttering Brain – Dr Tom Weidig provides people who stutter, friends and family of stutterers and clinicians or academics in the field with insights into the science, the treatments and the controversies surrounding stuttering.
National Stuttering Foundation Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 The Stuttering Foundation – The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
The Stuttering Homepage Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 The Stuttering Home Page – This site, complied at Minnesota State University, provides links to the best websites and blogs regarding stuttering.
Two Brothers One Journey Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Two Brothers One Journey – A child with autism sees things differently than we do and so does a Christian, wife and mother of two very special boys with Autism on opposite ends of the spectrum. Angela shares her daily experiences. (259 posts in 2016).
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Apps for Children with Special Needs Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017
Apps for Children with Special Needs – 1000+ apps for Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists – (PT), Sign Language Interpreter, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Special Education, Behavioral Specialists and others.
Autism_Village Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Autism_Village – New to the list – Autism Village provides a platform (App) which helps the autism community find autism friendly businesses and manage practical day to day problems. Their goal is to improve the futures of all people with autism by making daily life more navigable.
Erik x Raj Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017
Erik X Raj Speech Pathologist – A site with helpful and innovative ideas for SLPs via posts and videos that are injected with some humor. The site also features apps created by Erik.
Euphony Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017
Euphony – New to the list – Synthetic voices in today’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) applications can be robotic and unnatural. Euphony’s emotionally charged text-to-speech voices will impact meaning and intent into AAC applications.
Speech Techie Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 SpeechTechie – Sean’s take on simple and interactive technologies that you can use in language lessons and interventions.
Starling_Versame Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Versame – Research shows that the number of words a child hears impacts the development of speech and language. There is interesting research on this site from the makers of a new wearable word counter and app for speech and language development. It’s like a Fitbit for a child’s brain.
The Imums Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 The Imums – The latest reviews of apps for kids from around the world. The site reviews all apps for kids, this link takes you to the section dedicated to special needs kids.
yapguru Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Yappguru – The latest apps and links to the Apple or Android stores for SLP, OT, PT and special ed. This year Yappguru added a new feature, Yappguru University free and continuing education courses in special education. Dynamic eLearning created by innovative thought leaders.

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