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Here’s a list of 100 of the best speech pathology websites and blogs that we think speech language pathologists and parents of kids with speech and language disorders should follow in 2016.

We visited over 200 speech pathology websites and blogs this year. Many from the 2015 list returned. A few were cut from the list due to inactivity. Others were just replaced with sites that we feel are more relevant and useful. We added several Down syndrome websites and blogs this year. We also added some research data base sites for evidence based diagnosis and treatment.

Also new for this year. We decided to put the lists into categories and list them alphabetically instead of ranking them. This will make it easier to find the most relevant sites. Plus it is too difficult to rank so many great sites.

Explore the list. Tell us about sites we might have missed.

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Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 A Special Kind of Class – 100 posts per year every year with ideas and freebies, plus insightful information about being an SLP.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Activity Tailor – Designed for use by speech-language pathologists, educators and parents, Activity Tailor offers engaging activities for speech and language development. This includes adapting classic games for new uses, freebies and candid app/product reviews.
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All Y’all Need – Clean design, consistent and updated content and creative ideas by two sisters and a cousin. We like family businesses. Y’all need to check this out?
Kidmunicate Top 75 Website Allison’s Speech Peeps – This site exudes positivity and is loaded craftivities, freebies and ideas for SLPs.
ASHASphere ASHASphere – The latest and greatest industry information from multiple experts. The topics are vast so it is always fun to visit to expand your mind.
Kidmunicate Top Blog for 2016 Busy Bee Speech – The site has a new look with a new logo. Lauren from Louisiana shares great content for fluency, organizational tips and what’s happening in her speech room. The Christian SLP point of view makes the site different from others. We feel blessed to have found this site and its perspective.
Top Blog 2015 Kidmunicate Cooking Up Good Speech / Speech Snacks – The site was developed to help kids speak well and eat well. Ideas, activities, recipes and product reviews in consistently delicious posts.
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Crazy Speech World – Ideas and activities from a school-based, craft-making, Jesus-loving, beach-bumming SLP. It’s wild and sparkly.
Kidmunicate Best Blog HearSay LW – No list would be complete without an audiologist point of view. This site features auditory verbal therapy, cochlear implant rehabilitation and auditory processing info.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog Home Sweet Speech Room – This blog that has been around since 2012. We especially like the step-by-step approach to the ideas presented.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2016 In Spontaneous Speech – A resource for parents, SLPs and teachers from an SLP with over 30 years experience. Therapy materials, tools and an up-to-date blog with activities and adaptive game ideas.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Jill Kuzma’s SLP Social & Emotional Skills Sharing Site – Jill’s primary goal is to teach peer interaction skills, emotion awareness and management strategies, and support receptive and expressive language skills through a literacy lens. It is a great site for educators supporting social and emotional language skills.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Let’s Talk Speech Therapy – Insightful information from a SLP working in an elementary school and early intervention. Rachel incorporates fun into her therapy and her blog.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Let’s Talk with Whitney SLP – A welcoming blog that is so easy to read. It’s loaded with ideas and inspiration for SLPs.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Miss Thrifty SLP – A school based SLP who shares ways to save money on materials and activities. Miss Thrifty does not post as frequently as she has in the past, but the posts are worth the wait.
Kidmunicate Top Blog for 2016 My Speech Universe – New logo. New Blog site. New URL. Same step-by-step SLP advice on activities mixed in with life experiences. It’s universally good.
 Natalie_Synder Natalie Snyder’s SLP –  Natalie’s goal is to share therapy ideas and materials with other SLPs and SLP’s in training. The site is filled with content to make life easier and a bit more beautiful for fellow school SLPs, so we’d say she is accomplishing her goal.
Oldschoolspeech Old Speech School – This is a blog by a SLP with 30 plus years of experience, so the name of the blog is apropos. Don’t let the name fool you because the 100 plus posts per year are filled with content, ideas and activities that are fresh.
Top Blog Kidmunicate Omazing Kids – I know, you want to incorporate kids yoga and inclusive wellness activities into your therapy but do not know how to do that? Take a deep breath and relax, you’ll find that info here, plus other interesting ideas from this SLP who is a certified Radiant Child Yoga instructor.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Play on Words – This is one of the best blogs on this list. Speech and language expert Sherry Artemenko recognizes exceptional toys, games and books that encourage language, spark fun and invite creative play. Read her ideas her if you don’t catch them when she’s on TV. This is the home of the PAL awards.
Top Blog Kidmunicate Practically Speeching – A consistent source of speech and language therapy ideas, activities, apps and inspiration. Plus the site is purple, our favorite color.
Putting Words in your mouth Putting Words In Your Mouth – Mia has a new logo, but the same long and detailed posts with lots of big pictures. This site filled with great ideas. Follow Mia via social media where she is very active.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Queen’s Speech – About once per month, Rachel shares insights, ideas and activities that are new and different. We wish Rachel would post more often.
Rakovic SLP Chat Rakovic SLP Chat – Patricia Rakovic is a speech and language pathologist with a passion for learning. She set up this blog to assist the education of her clinical students.
RockChalk Rock Chalk Speech Talk – A University of Kansas alum (that explains the Rock Chalk) who is addicted to Pinterest, polka dots and pink shares her creative ideas about twice per month. We love the play-doh monsters.
Say and Play Say and Play Family New to the list, ideas from a NYC speech therapist who offers speech and language therapy, oral motor therapy and kindergarten prep services to children.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Schoolhouse Talk – A consistent source of therapy ideas and thoughts from a school based SLP.We like the Funny Friday posts.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2016 Simply Speech – A site with a welcoming design, freebies, giveaways and ideas presented in posts with lots and lots of picture to illustrate the ideas.
SLP_Runner SLP Runner – This site returns to the list again.The SLP Runner doesn’t post about running anymore, but she isn’t running out of good ideas for SLPs.
 Smarttalkers Smart Talkers – SLP, I mean SLT ideas and info from across the pond in the UK. Consistently good.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2016 SparklleSLP – Two bloggers. Two Ls in Sparklle (SPeaking About Remarkable Kids Learning Language Everyday) The SParklle SLPs share research, routines, strategies and tips, lesson plans, adaptations, and some free materials.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Speech Blog UK – Warning, they spell some words kind of funny, but it would be difficult to criticise a site that puts great content front and centre. It’s one of our favourite websites. It was also listed as a Top 100 Educational Blog in the UK.
Speech is beautiful Speech is Beautiful – The list of best blogs for speech and language pathology needed the viewpoints of a bilingual speech-pathologist. Here’s one.
Speechissweet Speech is Sweet – Sweet freebies and detailed ideas on a cheerful site. Very consistent.
Kidmunicate_Top_75_Website Speech Room News – Jenna is the community leader of #slpeeps with over 20,000 likes on Facebook. This site connects and engages the SLP community with the latest tips, toys, materials, events, link parties, etc.
Top Website 2015 KIdmunicate Speech Time Fun – SLP activities, ideas, reviews from Miss Speechie. Again this is one of the most consistent sites. Miss Speechie has a lot of content and a big audience (Almost 8,000 Facebook followers).
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Speech2U – It’s a lively little speech and language blog. We think that it is lovely too. Therapy ideas, resources and thoughts from an SLP.
SpeechSprouts Speech Sprouts Therapy – This site is one of the most thoughtfully designed sites on our Best Speech Pathology Websites and Blogs for 2016 list. It has continued to grow on us because it has great content.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2016 Speechy Musings – A clean site with great energy and ideas to inspire and inform SLPs by a SLP with a large following (Almost 7,000 Facebook fans).
Top Website for 2015 Kidmunicate Sublime Speech – This blog includes fun activities, technology, creative materia with a fresh twist. It is fun and clean.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Super Power Speech – A blog filled with SUPER ideas, and insights. Blogging is not easy. Most bloggers flame out after a year, but this super power blogger has been at it for 10 years. That is amazing.
TalkingTalk Talking Talk – A blog all the way from South Africa with tips and tricks for speech and language therapists.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog Teach Me to Talk – Information, podcasts, links, reviews, videos and so much more to help parents and professionals to teach kids to talk.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog Teach Speech 365 – A site that has provided ideas, inspiration and fun for SLPs for the last 365 days times 3.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2016 The Dabbling Speechie – A consistent source of SLP ideas and inspiration. I’m not sure it’s still considered dabbling if the site has been filled with great ideas for over 3 years now.
LanguageFix The Language Fix – A blog from a speech and language pathologist who’s really interested in language. The primary objectives of the site is to provide insights to language learning and to point out some interesting aspects of language.
Kidmunicate Top Blog for 2016 The Speech Bubble SLP – The design is welcoming, the content is strong and it’s updated frequently. Maureen shares thoughts, ideas, and activities to help professionals find ways to help their clients express what is in each of their  ‘speech bubbles’.
Top Blog 2015 Kidmunicate The Speech Dudes – This SLP blog is edgy. It can be political. It’s often esoteric. In other words, you will not mix this blog up with others on this list. When topic matter focuses on speech pathology, the discussions are deep and often reference the history of linguistics complete with citations.
TwinSpeech Twin Speech Language and Literacy – One twin’s mission is to make original theme based materials that are both useful and fun! The other twin’s mission is to make original theme based materials that are both useful and fun! Missions accomplished.
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SP_logo Advance Health Network for Speech and Hearing – A comprehensive site with lots of timely and relevant industry information including several specialized SLP blogs.
Kidmunicate_Top_Website_2015 ASHA – Whether you are and SLP looking for information regarding continuing education, industry relevant government legislation or private practice management information, this is THE leading source of information for the industry. Plus it’s a great resource for parents who want to know more about a disorder and where to find an SLP.
Kidmunicate_Top_Website_2015 ASHA Evidence Maps – Evidence maps from the National Center for Evidence-based Practice provide 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.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Website Dr Robert Melillo – A site from a specialist in childhood neurological disorders including autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, and other mental, attention, behavioral and learning disorders.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog Future SLPs – A resource to inspire, motivate and aid aspiring SLPs unsure of what career direction to take upon entering college and for individuals who have chosen to major in Speech Language Pathology.
 HealthGrades  Health Grades – a resource for parents to find SLPs and for SLPs to be found.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Home Speech Home – A blog with lots of great free resources for parents and SLPs including free access to 30,000 words on multiple therapy lists and a link to the Word Vault, an app that organizes those 30,000 words on your iPad for interactive therapy. The app costs a few dollars, but it has some good reviews.
"KIdmunicate Speech Therapy Clinic" Kidmunicate – The Kidmunicate site is different. It does not have activities or freebies. There are plenty of great sites for that. What makes this site a resource for 2016 is 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, the list of 100+ toys to encourage language rich play and more. We are committed to content.
Kidmunicate Top Website 2015 Lesson Pix – This is an easy to use online resource that allows users to create customized learning materials. They have a clip art library of over 30,000 hand-drawn pictures. You can use 1 per day for the next 82 years.
Top Blog 2015 Kidmunicate MNSU Net Connections for Communication Disorder and Sciences – I met Judith Kuster at ASHA Denver and she nominated her site for our 2016 Best Websites / Blogs for Speech and Language Pathology. She said,  “it probably does not meet your qualifications (beautiful design and great user experience), but it’s a very comprehensive list of links to speech and language info”. This comprehensive list is relevant and useful, so we are including it.
Kidmunicate Top Blog Pam Marshalla – Sadly Pam Marshalla past away this year, but her website lives on. Pam’s impact on the SLP community continues through the hard work of Pam’s daughter. The Speech Pathology Answers and Advice blog is a wealth of expert information from an expert MS CCC-SLP in the field.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Website Pediastaff – A source for SLPs looking for a job. For SLPs happily employed the site offers great informational resources too.
Top Resource for SLPs Kidmunicate Scrappin Doodles – This site seems to be a go to source for SLPs who like to create their own materials, so we put it on the list.
signingtime Signing Time – The place to go for Rachel Coleman’s award winning sign language products.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Speaking of Speech – The largest interactive forum for speech/language pathologists and teachers. The messages boards on this site are great for quick questions and answers, and often lead to a great exchange of opinions. Find lesson plans, data forms, free materials and much more.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Speech Buddies – This site features SLP articulation tools, a blog (if you can find it in the footer) and a SLP referral page. The blog includes posts from various expert that is updated often.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Blog Speechie Freebies – A collaborative blog that brings SLP freebies from the best speech-language pathologist bloggers. You will see the Speech Freebies logo on a lot of the sites listed here.
Kidmunicate Top Website 2015 Speech Langauage Resources – This website is a gateway to information that will allow you to better understand language and literacty difficulties in school-age children.
SpeechPathologycom SpeechPathology.com – An industry leader in the area of online continuing education.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Speech Therapy Ideas – A well designed, organized and focused site with lots of materials, ideas and activities for loyal followers.
10641238_685966888154806_8818071890361229046_n Speechtivities – A digital marketplace for speech therapists to buy and sell materials that they create.
Top Website Kidmunicate Start a Therapy Practice – Here is a great source of information regarding the business side of a therapy practice, including specific speech and language therapy practice advice. The monthly podcasts are packed with practical advice and the SLP Private Practice survey is insightful. Kidmunicate is featured on a Podcast.
Kidmunicate Top Website Teachers Pay Teachers – The world’s first open marketplace for teacher-created resources with 1,300,000+ product listings and 4+ million registered users. This site is referenced on so many other SLP sites which can only mean that it is very important to the SLP Community.
Kidmunicate Top Website Trip Database – If you want to conduct a focused search for answers to clinical questions or compare types of assessments or treatments for a certain disorder, Trip is a good place to start.
Kidmunicate Top Website Bilinguistics – Do you have a diverse clients with English as a second language? This Austin TX based clinic run by bilingual speech therapists, has lots of resources and links for both parents and SLPs, plus a great blog.
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AgeofAutism Age of Autism A website that gives voice to those who believe autism is an environmentally induced illness, that it is treatable, and that children can recover. For the most part, the major media in the United States aren’t interested in that point of view, so this website tries to fill the void.
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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. Few sites concentrate on feeding like this one.
Kidmunicate_Top_Bog Apraxia Kids – The main source for Childhood Apraxia of Speech for families, researchers and professionals.
The Autism Dad The Autism Dad – Last year Rob Gorski made the list with a blog called Lost and Tired. The Autism Dad is the continuing story of this single dad with 3 special needs kids. He shares his authentic experiences with us.
Autism_Daily_News Autism Daily Newscast –  a daily report on current events of interest and importance to those on the autism spectrum and those who love them. They focus on current issues regarding health concerns, lifestyle, research and technology as it relates to autism spectrum disorder.
Kidmunicate_Top_75 Autism Speaks – The leading source of information on Autism. Every SLP should follow this site to keep up-to-date on the latest Autism discoveries.
Kidmunicate_Top_Bog Band of Angels – The world’s largest provider of non-medical information on Down syndrome. The site provides support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
Top Blog for 2015 Kidmunicate Chew Chew Mama – The focus of this blog is feeding which is an underserved topic on SLP blogs. This site does a nice job conveying info that is easy to chew on.
Kidmunicate Top Blog 2015 Did I stutter – A blog from two disability studies scholars and stutterers that provides an alternative way of thinking about speech and communication disabilities. They have made a commitment to empower stuttering voices everywhere, and to hear the diversity of sounds present in the human voice. It’s insightful and often poetic.
DysphagiaRamblings Dysphagia Ramblings – A blog about swallowing with 5 years of content.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog Flapiness is – Leigh Merryday navigates the world of early childhood autism with one special little boy. She shares her journey with us.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog Garden of Eagan – A blog about woman’s life in Minnesota, raising five kids with Down syndrome while battling breast cancer. In a word, it’s authentic.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog Jake’s Journey – Real insights and emotions about childhood apraxia from 4 moms and an SLP.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog Make Room for the Stuttering – Pamela A Mertz, aka the StuttererRockStar, shares profound and deeply personal accounts of life as a stutterer. It will give you perspective.
Kidmunicate_Top_Blog National Down Syndrome Society – The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. This site shows every one how.
 SocialThinking Social Thinking – Socializing is intuitive for most, but can be unnatural to others. Michelle Garcia Winner targets improving individual social thinking abilities, regardless of diagnostic label. A great resource for SLPs.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Blog List The Jigsaw Tree Blog – A thoughtfully designed, community based Autism Spectrum Resource with great articles and links.
Top Blog 2015 Kidmunicate The Stuttering Brain – This site provides people who stutter, friends and family of stutterers and clinicians or academics in the field with a unique and honest insight into the science, the treatments and the controversies surrounding stuttering.
Top Blog 2015 Kidmunicate The Stuttering Foundation – The Stuttering Foundation has been helping those who stutter since 1949, long before the internet and this helpful website for parents, teens, adults, teachers, slps, physicians and employers appeared online..
Top Blog 2015 Kidmunicate The Stuttering Home Page – This best website and blogs  list is supposed to contain sites that are beautifully designed, loaded with content and provide a great user experience. The Stuttering Home Page complied at Minnesota State University does not really meet the criteria to be on the list, but it provides such a great resource of links to helpful info about stuttering, that it could not be ignored.
Kidmunicate Top 75 Two Brothers One Journey – The daily experiences of a Christian, wife and mother of two very special boys with Autism on opposite ends of the spectrum. The site chronicles the daily struggles that most people cannot comprehend.  (378 and counting posts in 2015. she was not kidding when she said daily.).
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Apps for Children with Special Needs – A great place to easily discover and shop for apps for children with special needs.
DynamicTherapy Dynamic Therapy – Detailed posts with insightful commentary on AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
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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.
Unknown Smart Apps for Special Needs Lots of informative posts and well organized info regarding the latest and greatest apps.
Top 75 Website Kidmunicate SpeechTechie – Sean’s take on simple and interactive technologies that can be used in language lessons.
Top 75 Website The Imums – The latest on apps for kids from around the world. The site contains interesting articles, developer interviews, free apps and regular giveaways. The site reviews all apps for kids, this link takes you to the section dedicated to special needs kids.
Starling_Versame Versame – Research shows that the number of words a child hears impacts speech and language development. Check out the research and this new wearable word counter and app for speech and language development. It’s like a Fitbit for a child’s brain. Very cool. While you are there, check out their blog too.
yapguru Yappguru – The latest apps and links to the Apple or Android stores. You can search for apps by expert special needs categories, rating, votes, cost, device (Apple or Android) or on sale items. Many of the SLPs who have blogs on this list are Yapp Guru experts. A fantastic free resource.

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