Here is our 7th annual list of the best speech and language websites that we think speech-language pathologists and parents of kids with speech and language disorders should follow this year.
To uncover the best speech and language websites, we visit over 350 websites each year. We deleted 4 sites from the list and added 15 completely new ones and welcomed back 1.
Here is what you will find in the Best Speech and Language Pathology Websites and Blogs
New for 2021
Social Media – Like last year, we noticed that some great content producers were putting less effort into their blogs and more emphasis on their social media channels, so we added links to Facebook pages and noted the number of followers.
Covid – Covid-19 has changed the way SLPs do their therapy. We added Teletherapy platforms and other technology solutions to the list.
Diversity – The call to action for racial and ethnic equality in the field of Speech-Language Pathology is emerging, so we wanted to do our part to increase awareness around the issue by featuring some new diverse voices.
Like always you will find:
A wonderful list of blogs and Facebook links to great content developed and published by accomplished and passionate SLPs.
Resource websites where SLPs can find evidence-based research, clip art and jobs and much more.
Websites that specialize in a particular disorder – autism, voice, Down syndrome, childhood apraxia, stuttering, cerebral palsy, etc.
Websites that focus on relevant technology.
Our goal is to maintain the most relevant and up-to-date list, so every year we cut some sites 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 is a link to Speech and Language Pathology relevant websites that have made the list over the previous 6 years.
It takes a lot of time to assemble the list. We love to discover great content and share it. We also love it when we get links back to our site via a simple link, inclusion in a blogroll, or by posting our Top 100 badge (see below for the code). For those who do this, thank you.
We are always on the lookout for new sites. You can nominate your own site, plenty do, or tell us about sites we may have missed. We will add them to the consideration list for the 2022 Kidmunicate Top Blogs and Websites for Speech and Language Pathology.
The list is broken out into categories to make it easier to find the most relevant sites.General SLP Blogs, Resource Websites, SLP Disorder Websites, SLP Technology Websites
Activity Tailor – Still creating independent learners with perfect fit activities that transfer fluidly from the therapy room to the classroom to the home. Facebook Followers 11,200 (8,000 Facebook followers were added in 2020. Impressive.)
ASHA Leader Blog – This site is on the list because it has lots of timely and relevant information from experts and not because they featured one of our stories on their Blogjam. It is a well-organized site that links to an ASHA Facebook page followed by 159,272 people.
Beautiful Speech Life – Anne is mostly known for making AAC (augmentative alternative communication) a little less scary. Anne beautifully educates, creates, and inspires. Anne does not blog much anymore, but she shares her AAC expertise on her Facebook page to her 3,790 followers.
Building Successful Lives – New to the list for 2021 – Tamara Anderson is an educational specialist and consultant, she promotes student gains in communication, language, and literacy. She shares her specialized training in educational assessment, curriculum design, differentiated instruction, and special education for diverse learners. and Facebook page will find some encouragement and inspiration. Building Successful Lives Facebook Page has 620 followers.
Busy Bee Speech – As a school-based SLP, Lauren knows first hand just how crazy managing a caseload and balancing life really is. Lauren is a proud Christian who hopes and prays visitors to her site and Facebook page will find some encouragement and inspiration.Lauren has 9,936 followers on the Busy Bee SLP Facebook page.
Crazy Speech World – This is a site with a very positive vibe. Check out Jenn’s cool ideas from a school-based SLP. Jenn keeps here blog active and consistently treats her 18,476 followers on her Facebook page.
Creating Communicators – This blogger has consistently delivered 60+ posts per year. And the content is consistently good. She added On-line Therapy two years ago. Check it out. She has 1023 followers on her Facebook Page
Language During Meatltime – This site used to be called Gravity Bread. It has a new name and logo. Becca, a mom, wife, author, and speech pathologist shares her passion for children’s literature, language, and baking. She thinks mealtime is the ideal time to teach children social skills, caring for our earth, and healthy eating. She added podcasts in 2020. She has 847 followers on her Facebook page which is still under @Gravitybread.
HearSay LW – Visit this site if you need information on cochlear implant rehabilitation, auditory verbal therapy, and auditory processing. Its the only site on the list from an audiologist. Lynn has 3,748 followers on her Facebook page.
In Spontaneous Speech – An SLP who shares over thirty years of experience in long thoughtful blog posts filled with therapy materials, tools, activities and adaptive game ideas. She has 392 followers on Facebook.
Jill Kuzma’s SLP Social & Emotional Skills Sharing Site – Jill Kuzma site have over 7 Million hits because it provides expert guidance for educators needing insights to help children with social/emotional language skills. Jill has a Facebook page with 2,826 followers (down from 3,200), here it is, but she does not update it.
Kidz Learn Language – We added this site three years ago and for good reason. Susan Berkowitz continues to add posts filled with tips, ideas, and resources for developing language in children with significant or complex communication disorders. She added 16 this year and is quite active on her Facebook page with 1,255 followers.
Looks Like Language – New look and logo. Linda retired from a school system after 36 years, but she is still helping kids. She also helps SLPs by blogging tips, ideas, and crafts. She is active on her Facebook page with 1.064 followers.
Make, Take & Teach – Julie, a teaching consultant for special education, provides teachers with multi-sensory activities that align with assessments commonly administered in schools to meet the needs of all learners within their classroom. Julie has an impressive 43,649 followers on her Facebook page.
ME the SLP – Marilouise Elizabeth is fulfilling her passion as a medical Speech-Language Pathologist. She is committed to anti-racism, cultural competence, diversity and inclusion in the world of therapy. She is a featured blogger on Dotcom therapy. Marilouise has has 101 followers on her Facebook page.
My Speech Universe – We love Jen’s step by step style which makes reading her blogs as easy as it is worthwhile. Explore her site and her Facebook page that attracts 5,179 followers.
Natalie Snyders SLP – Natalie’s goal is to make life easier and a bit more beautiful for fellow school SLPs. Well, we think that she continues to do just that. Natalie is very active on Facebook with 19,483 followers.
Nicole Kolenda – New to the list for 2021 – Nicole, a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, NYU professor and mentor, runner and mother, has spent the last 20 years finding possibilities in people. Helping children create their literal voices, graduates and clinicians create new possibilities for themselves and those they serve, or women – especially you moms – create hope when they feel alone. Great blog and podcasts to discover on the website and on her Facebook Page (27,107 followers).
Old Speech School – This Tennessee blogger, with 30 plus years of experience, shares her insights for SLPs. She does not have a link on her website for her Facebook page that has 1,207 followers.
Panda Speech – A Texas SLP gives parents, teachers, and SLPs valuable tips and resources to encourage carryover of speech and language skills into the classroom, home, and community! Mandi does not post often, only 3 posts in 2020. She is very active on social media though. Facebook followers 4,099
Play on Words – Sherry Artemenko, a Speech and language expert, helps SLPs, teachers, and parents find toys, games and books that encourage language development and creative play. Bookmark this site. Sherry only has a link to her personal Facebook page.
PrAACtical AAC –New to the list for 2021 – PrAACtical AAC seeks to improve the level of AAC services available to individuals with significant communication challenges by supporting speech-language pathologists and other interested stakeholders. This site does a great job and their Facebook page with 30,537 followers is a must follow too.
Putting Words In Your Mouth – Mia, a Louisiana Blogger, creates long and comprehensive posts filled with lots of big pictures and even bigger ideas. She had lots of Covid-19 advice for SLPs in 2020. Follow Mia via Facebook where she is very active with 5,694 followers.
Rakovic SLP Chat – The site is on the edublogs platform. You won’t find crafty ideas or freebies on Patricia Rakovic website. No, this amazingly credentialed speech and language pathologist and clinical supervisor at the University of Rhode Island, set up this blog to assist her clinical students. I am sure her students are sought after. Patricia is not big on Facebook.
Simply Speech – We love this site. It is consistently good and always so positive. She added 16 posts in 2020 including one on fashion. Visit here often for freebies, giveaways, and ideas. @kcummingsslp is active on her Facebook page and topped 10K followers in 2020 (10,755 followers).
SLP Now – New to the list for 2021 – So glad we found this site. Marisha is a school-based SLP. The goal of this site is it to help SLPs regain control over caseloads and confidence in their therapy. She provides strategies and therapy activities to simplify therapy and conquer caseloads. She must have some great ideas because Marisha has 15,028K followers on Facebook.
Smart Talkers – If you want a perspective from across the pond in England, Libby Hill, SLT, publishes interesting posts that are well written and organized. You and your mum will love it. Libby added 13 posts in 2020, and remains very active on their Facebook page with 8,651 followers.
SparklleSLP – On Sparklle (SPeaking About Remarkable Kids Learning Language Everyday) you can find research, routines, strategies and tips, lesson plans, adaptations, and free materials. It is consistently good. They are also active on Facebook with 1,809 followers.
Speech and Language Kids – Back for the third year, Speech and Language Kids is the place where our speech-language therapists often go for answers based on current research. It is loaded with awesome activities, easy-to-follow plans and AHSA approved CEU opportunities via webinars. The SLP Solution an exclusive membership program. The SLP Solution Facebook page has 45,922 followers. WOW.
Speech Blog UK – We always look for different approaches, so why not look across the pond. It’s always one of our favourite sites and a Top 100 Educational Blog in the UK. They did not post in 2020 and activity is waning on their Facebook page, but we will keep them on the list because 2020 was a tough year. They have 5,220 followers on their Facebook Page
Speech Chick – Back for another year on the list. It is a high energy site by a Texas-lovin’, candy eatin’, Dr Pepper drinkin’ redhead who LOVES speech therapy! In 2020, Melissa has added Youtube videos for parents. Check out her Facebook page too with 1,372 followers.
Speech Clinic – This site originates down under in Australia. It features videos – Speech Pathology, The Animated Series. These captivating videos were developed to help educators and parents understand speech pathology. It’s a site you need to see. See her Facebook page with 218 followers too.