Here is our 5th 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 7 sites from the list, added 7 completely new ones and welcomed back 4.
Here is what you will find in the Best Speech and Language Pathology Websites and Blogs
- Blogs from some articulate, smart and creative speech and language pathologists who offer advice, lesson plans, crafting ideas, etc.
- Resource websites that SLPs can use to 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 last 5 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 2019 Kidmunicate Top Blogs and Websites for Speech and Language Pathology.
The list is broken out in 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.|
All Y’all Need – The librarian, an SLP, and a teacher ended the year with a series of blog posts that turn board games into therapy. Y’all should check it out.
|Allison’s Speech Peeps – Nicole Allison’s site does not have as many blog posts as in the past, but she is really active on social media. She has 18,000 likes on Facebook.|
|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.|
|Beautiful Speech Life – Anne is mostly known for making AAC (augmentative alternative communication) a little less scary. Anne beautifully educates, creates and inspires.|
|Cooking Up Good Speech / Speech Snacks – Returned to the List – The site was developed to help kids speak well and eat well. Ideas, activities, recipes and product reviews in consistently delicious posts.|
Crazy Speech World – New logo, same positive vibe. Check out Jenn’s cool ideas from a school-based SLP.
Creating Communicators – This blogger did not have as many posts as in years past, but 67 posts is still a big number. And the content is consistently good. She added On-line Therapy this year. Check it out.
Doyle Speech Works – Returned to the List – There was a lull in activity on the site from July – December of 2017, so the blog dropped off the list, but the blend of speech pathology and life site is back.
|GravityBread – 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.|
|HearSay LW – Hear what we have to say. 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.|
|Home Sweet Speech Room – This is a wonderful blog filled with creative ideas you won’t find on other sites.|
|In Spontaneous Speech – An SLP who shares thirty years of experience in long thoughtful blog posts filled with therapy materials, tools, activities and adaptive game ideas.|
|Jill Kuzma’s SLP Social & Emotional Skills Sharing Site – Jill Kuzma site got over 800,000 views this past year because it provides expert guidance for educators needing insights to help children with social/emotional language skills.|
|Kidz Learn Language – We added this site last year and for good reason. Susan Berkowitz added over 50 more posts filled with tips, ideas, and resources for developing language in children with significant or complex communication disorders.|
|Looks Like Language – Linda retired from a school system after 35 years, but she is still helping kids. She also helps SLPs by blogging tips, ideas, and crafts. She has published almost 200 posts over the last two years.|
|Make, Take & Teach – New to the List – 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.|
|My Speech Universe – We love Jen’s step by step style which makes reading her blogs once a month as easy as it is worthwhile. Explore her site.|
|Natalie Snyders SLP – Natalie has a new logo. Her goal is to make life easier and a bit more beautiful for fellow school SLPs. Well, we think that she does just that.|
|Old Speech School – This Tennessee blogger, with 30 plus years of experience, added 30 more posts this past year. She seems to be on sabbatical since September. We hope all is well and she keeps adding posts in 2018 because her site is quite useful.|
|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!|
|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.|
|Putting Words In Your Mouth – Mia, a Louisiana Blogger, creates long and comprehensive posts filled with lots of big pictures and even bigger ideas. Follow Mia via social media where she is very active.|
|Rakovic SLP Chat – 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.|
|Simply Speech – We love this site. Quite simply it just puts you in a good mood. Visit here often for freebies, giveaways, and ideas.|
|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.|
|SparklleSLP – On Sparklle (SPeaking About Remarkable Kids Learning Language Everyday) you can find research, routines, strategies and tips, lesson plans, adaptations, and free materials.|
|Speech and Language Kids – Back for the second 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.|
|Speech Blog UK – We are not sure if Harry’s choice, Meghan Markle, likes this site from the UK, but we do. It’s always one of our favourite sites and a Top 100 Educational Blog in the UK.|
|Speech Chick – New to the List – It is a high energy site by a Texas-lovin’, candy eatin’, Dr Pepper drinkin’ redhead who LOVES speech therapy!|
|Speech Clinic – New to the List – 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.|
|Speech is Beautiful – An SLP who has worked in lots of settings, rural, suburban and urban, has created a blog with English, Spanish and bilingual speech and language development resources. Visita il sito.|
|Speech is Sweet – Returns to the List – Sweet freebies and detailed ideas on a cheerful site. There were only 7 posts in 2017, so this blog dropped off the list, but Scarlett from Cincinnati posted 70 times in 2018 and jumped right back where it belongs.|
|Speech Time Fun – New logo, same great reviews, and engaging therapy activities from Miss Speechie. It’s always good. Check out the Speech Time Fun videos on YouTube.|
|Speech2U – Her last post was Affirmations in Speech is open and honest and inspirational. Here is an affirmation, This is a good site.|
|Speech Sprouts Therapy – This site sprouted out great content again this past year.|
|Speechy Musings – Shannon’s has a great site filled with timely and relevant content. She has 14,000 Facebook fans so she must be doing something right.|
|Super Power Speech – A super powerful and consistently good site for speech and language therapy ideas, and insights. One of the best bloggers in the industry.|
|Talking Talk – Each month get tips and tricks for speech and language therapy all the way from South Africa. In other words, this site is lekker.|
|Teach Me to Talk – Look for the podcasts, links, reviews, and videos that help parents and professionals to teach kids to talk.|
|Teach Speech 365 – Year after year, this 5-year-old site provides ideas, inspiration and fun ideas for SLPs.|
|The Dabbling Speechie – Typically a dabbler is not an expert, but this SLP seems to do know what she is talking about.|
|The Language Fix – This site is super serious and seriously super. Look for very intellectual content regarding language, learning, and education on this site.|
|The Speech Bubble SLP – This site is not updated as frequently as years past, but you will find new thoughts, ideas, and activities about 2 times per month.|
|Twin Speech Language and Literacy – Visit this site for original theme based materials that are both useful and fun! Visit this site for original theme based materials that are both useful and fun!|
Click the tab at the top of the list for SLP Resource websites, Specific Disorder websites and Technology websites.
|ABA Resources – ABA Educational Resources is committed to being a leading edge website providing practical resource materials for families and professionals using educational strategies for children with autism. Their goal is to facilitate the delivery of ABA resource materials at a free and/or affordable cost.|
|Advanced Psychology – Child Psychology Resources – New to the List – This site was developed by an extremely capable group of psychologists in Toronto. It is a great resource for insights regarding the child psychology issues typically associated with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD and learning disabilities.|
|ASHA – Quite frankly the first place to go for the latest information in the industry about speech, language and hearing topics. It includes information on government legislation and private practice management too. Parents use this site to find an SLP.|
|ASHA Evidence Maps – This is a part of the ASHA site, but merited a separate listing here because it provides clinicians, researchers, clients, and caregivers evidence-based tools and tips. The site highlights external sources like scientific evidence, clinical experts and client/caregiver perspectives.|
|Best For The Kids – This is not a website specific to Speech and Language Development, but this well-designed site has toy ideas arranged by age and categories, like educational toys, pretend play toys and music toys.|
|Bilinguistics – If English is the second language for one of your kiddos with a speech or language disorder, look here for some answers.|
|Future SLPs – The blog is dead on the site, but it is still a good resource for aspiring SLPs. It guides future SLPs from career exploration in high school through to clinical fellowships.|
|Health Grades – Get listed. Parents trust this site.|
|Health Grades – New to the List – The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) offers certification programs to educators and licensed professionals who work with individuals with special needs.|
|Home Speech Home – Free resources for parents and SLPs. This is the home for the Word Vault, an app with some good reviews, that organizes those 30,000 words on your iPad for interactive therapy.|
|Kidmunicate – New look for 2019. Kidmunicate is a different kind of site. We do not offer any freebie craft ideas. There are plenty of sites like that. Our site 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 and a growing list of client inspired Social Stories to help children with autism experience new things. We are committed to content.|
|Lesson Pix – Clip art for creative SLPs.|
|MNSU Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences – This site has a very comprehensive list of relevant and useful links concerning speech and language pathology. You have to dig a little to find what you want, but at least you only have to dig in one place.|
|Pam Marshalla – Pam Marshalla’s expertise and legacy live on here.|
|Pediastaff – Need an SLP job, look here. Plus informational resources for employed SLPs too.|
|Scrappin Doodles – Feeling crafty. Find clip art here.|
|Sight Words – Sight words instruction is an excellent supplement to phonics instruction.|
|Signing Time – Click here for Rachel Coleman’s award-winning sign language products.|
|Speaking of Speech – It is an interactive forum for SLPs. Use it to get quick answers to questions or express opinions. Find lesson plans, data forms, free materials and more. SLP involvement makes Speaking of Speech.com a useful, dynamic resource for all!|
|Spectrum Heart – This is a wonderful research tool for parents of children with autism. It is a directory of qualified service providers for ABA, Speech, Occupational and Physical therapy. It also has a list of wonderful private schools and diet/nutrition specialists.|
|Speech Buddies – This site features SLP articulation tools that we use often.|
|Speech Language Resources – A resource for mostly free materials and exercises for speech, language and literacy therapy. We love the step-by-step guides.|
|SpeechPathology.com – Continuing education opportunities by the leading experts to enhance clinical knowledge and skills. It is convenient and economical.|
|Speech Pathology Master’s Programs – SpeechPathologyMastersPrograms.com is a free resource for aspiring SLPs to find information regarding master’s in speech pathology programs, especially programs that are fully online. They offer comprehensive information to help select programs and guide them through the many steps necessary to earn state licensure. Check out the list of top speech pathology blogs that showcase the interesting paths a speech pathology career can take.|
|SpeechPathologyPD.com – Video on demand evidence-based continuing education courses. All our courses are available 24/7, have handouts, deliver a Certificate immediately after completion, accessible on mobile devices and can be used for graduate level University CEED credit (Continuing Education).|
|Speech Therapy Ideas – Look for ideas, activities, and materials here. The site is organized very well.|
|Start a Therapy Practice – Scott is a one of a kind private practice owner and a true entrepreneur. 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.|
|Teachers Pay Teachers – The largest open marketplace for teachers and SLPs to share, sell, and buy original educational resources. The content is continually evolving and improving.|
|Trip Database – Trip is a smart, fast tool to find high-quality clinical research evidence. It has been searched over 125,000,000 times and over 70% of clinical questions are answered here. It is a great resource.|
|Mount Sinai – Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing Center – Voice and swallowing information from the specialists at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount who are dedicated to helping patients who suffer from vocal disorders, dysphagia, and other disorders related to the larynx and throat, and vocal cords.|
|Voice Medicine – Voice Medicine is intended to offer the visitor reliable and current medical information about disorders that affect the voice. This information represents a combination of scientific evidence and consensus among experts, for voice medicine (laryngology).|
Click the tab at the top of the list for General SLP Blogs, Specific Disorder websites and Technology websites.
|Age of Autism Here is the site to go if you believe autism is an environmentally induced illness and is treatable. Many sites on autism do not share this point of view. We wanted you to have access to both sides of the argument. Opposite points of view spark conversation and conversation sparks research and research sparks answers to the questions.|
Ages and Stages – Evidence-based and easy-to-apply techniques for feeding, speech and oral motor development.
|Apraxia Kids – The leading site for Childhood Apraxia of Speech.|
|Autism_light – This site was added last year so you can meet the heroes in and for the autism community. They currently have 457 Autism Heroes. It is inspiring.|
|Autism Speaks – Autism Speaks advocates and supports understanding and acceptance of autism. It is a powerful community and site.|
|Band of Angels – Band of Angels provides support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It includes a support group directory and lots of information.|
|CDC Autism Spectrum Disorder – Look here for information on autism. Learn the basics, understand treatments, find data, research and tracking information, and get free Materials.|
|Cerebral Palsy Guidance – Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Alex Diaz-Grenados, a freelance writer with the site, did a guest post on Kidmunicate.|
|Dysphagia Ramblings – Need info on dysphagia. Get it from a specialist who is certified in MBSImP, VitalStim, LSVT LOUD, and MDTP.|
|Garden of Eagan – Do you want authentic and personal insights from a woman raising five kids with Down syndrome while battling breast cancer. Leah’s courage, openness, and stamina are inspiring to say the least.|
|Indiana Resource Center for Autism – Find all the information on autism you need. This is a truly wonderful resource.|
|Jake’s Journey – Great content from 19 contributing authors 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 the Stuttering – The site was created by me, Pamela A Mertz (the stuttering rockstar) after realizing that she had a story to tell. She was a covert stutterer for many years, afraid to stutter publicly. Life circumstances and maturity helped her realize that she wasted a lot of time, and prefers her authentic self. It is a very personal blog that provides profound insights.|
|National Down Syndrome Society – The leading human rights organization for all individuals with down syndrome.|
|Operation Autism – Operation Autism was created to support military families that have children with autism. It offers tips for dealing with some of the unique challenges military life poses for military dependent children with autism and their families, We appreciate those who have served this great country.|
|Sesame Street and Autism – Sesame Street celebrates the uniqueness in every child. Sesame Street wants to increase awareness and understanding about autism to reduce discrimination, verbal abuse, even physical violence toward children with autism.|
|SLP Mommy of Apraxia – This is a blog from Laura Baskall Smith is CASANA certified for advanced training and clinical expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech and is PROMPT trained too. She is also the mother of a beautiful little girl who happens to have the condition she is so uniquely qualified to deal with. The site is personal and authentic.|
|Social Thinking -Need strategies to help children with socializing. Learn from Michelle Garcia Winner, a leading expert on the subject.|
|Stuttering is Cool – Stuttering is Cool 10 years old. Click here to listen to podcasts offering tips on stuttering in this fast-talking world of ours.|
|The Autism Dad – Rob Gorski shares insights into the life of his family raising three totally awesome boys with Autism and various other special physical/emotional needs.|
|The Stuttering Brain – Dr. Tom Weidig provides insights into the science, the treatments and the controversies surrounding stuttering.|
|The Stuttering Foundation – The place to go for free online resources, services, and support to those who stutter. It is also the place to go to find out which Star Wars stars stutter.|
|The Stuttering Home Page – Find links to the best websites and blogs regarding stuttering assembled by Minnesota State University.|
|Two Brothers One Journey – Angela, a Christian, wife, and mother of two very special boys with Autism on opposite ends of the spectrum shares her daily experiences. (167 posts in 2017).|
|Wonder Moms is a website created by three moms who share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.|
Click the tab at the top of the list for General SLP Blogs, Resource websites and Technology websites.
|Autism_Village – Autism Village helps the autism community find autism friendly businesses and manage practical day to day problems. The content is dated and I am not sure if awesome idea of the village is gaining traction, but I want to keep them on the list for another year to see.|
|Geek SLP – New to the List – I am somewhat reluctant to recommend this site because it is filled with really old content that you need to dig through to find current information. Some content is 8 or 9 years old content, which is an eternity in the tech world. However, there are not many active tech sites related to speech and language, so I am listing it.|
|Speech Science Speech Science is a fast growing resource of accessible, evidence-based information for anyone who needs to learn more about communication sciences and disorders. Check out their blog, podcasts, videos, and Roku channel. This site could have been under our resource tab, but there is a lot of tech talk, so it is here.|
|SpeechTechie – Sean adds 2 to 3 posts per month to share his take on simple and interactive technologies that you can use in speech and language therapy.|
|Versame – It’s like a Fitbit for a child’s brain. It’s a word counter because research shows that the number of words a child hears impacts the development of speech and language.|
Click the tab at the top of the list for General SLP Blogs, Resource websites, and Specific Disorder websites.