Here is our 6th 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 5 sites from the list and added 5 completely new ones and welcomed back 3.
Here is what you will find in the Best Speech and Language Pathology Websites and Blogs
- New for 2020 – 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.
- 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 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 2021 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. Facebook Followers 3,264|
|Allison’s Speech Peeps – Nicole Allison’s site does not have as many blog posts as in the past (9 in 2019 vs 13 in 2018), but she is really active on social media. She added over 5,000 followers in 2019 on on Facebook. She now has an impressive 23,282 followers 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. It is a well organized site that links to an ASHA Facebook page followed by 149,833 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 3,052 followers.|
|Busy Bee Speech – Returning to the list – 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 9,059 followers on the Busy Bee SLP Facebook page.Facebook page to her 3,052 followers.|
|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 delicious posts. Again – we are seeing a shift from blogging to Facebook. The good info to snack on is there. Facebook followers 3,251|
Doyle Speech Works – 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 came back to life in 2018. The posts have slowed again, so we are not sure it will be on the list next year. This NH blogger does not have a 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 has 804 followers on her Facebook page which is still under Gravity Bread.|
|HearSay LW – This site has a new look for 2020 and a new logo. 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 3,320 followers to 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 348 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 3,214 followers, here it is, but she does not update it.|
|Kidz Learn Language – We added this site two 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 27 this year and is quite active on her Facebook page with 1,049 followers.|
|Let’s Talk with Whitney SLO – Returned to the list – Whitney is a SLP from the south. She shares her love for DIY and Graphic design on her site and on her Facebook page that has 2,140 followers.|
|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 23 posts last year and is active on her Facebook page with 944 followers.|
|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. Julie has an impressive 40,312 followers on her Facebook page.|
|My Speech Universe – The site has a new look and logo for 2020. 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 4,112 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 18,244 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 946 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 has a flurry of posts early this year, but has not blogged since Aug. We hope she keeps blogging. Facebook followers 3,150|
|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.|
|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 Facebook where she is very active with 5,289 followers.|
|Rakovic SLP Chat – The site has a new look 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 into Facebook.|
|Simply Speech – We love this site. It is consistently good and always so positive. Visit here often for freebies, giveaways, and ideas. @kcummingsslp is active on her Facebook page with 9,838 followers.|
|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. The number of posts on this site has dropped off quite a bit, but they remain very active on their Facebook page with 7,474 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 1,228 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. New this year is The SLP Solution an exclusive membership program. The SLP Solution Facebook page has 43,398 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 have 4,660 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! Check out her Facebook page too with 1,311 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 179 followers too.|
|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 – 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. And here it stays. Scarlett has 18,835 followers on Facebook.|
|Speech Room News – News from her speech room to yours. Jenna has been a very consistent blogger since 2011 with over 750 posts. Jenna has and impressive 41,201 followers on her Facebook page.|
|Speech Time Fun – Great reviews, and engaging therapy activities from Miss Speechie. It’s always good. Check out the Speech Time Fun videos on YouTube. Hallie has 26,951 followers on Facebook.|
|Speech2U – It is quite simply a really great site if you are looking for strategies to make your speech and language therapy sessions more fun and effective. Speech 2U has 5,289 Facebook followers.|
|Speech Sprouts Therapy – This site sprouted out great content again this past year. It features long detailed posts, but they are easy to read. Speech Sprouts have a Facebook page has 2,877 followers.|
|Speechy Musings – New website and Logo. Shannon’s has a great site filled with timely and relevant content. She has 18,471 Facebook fans, 3,500 more than last year, 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. Facebook page with 8,982 followers.|
|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. (South African Lexicon – Lekker means superb or fantastic.) Visit Nikki Facebook page with 691 followers.|
|Teach Me to Talk – Look for the podcasts, links, reviews, and videos that help parents and professionals to teach kids to talk. You will not find a Facebook link on Laura’s site, find it here. (13,071 followers)|
|Teach Speech 365 – Year after year, this 6-year-old site provides ideas, inspiration and fun ideas for SLPs. Look at her Facebook page with 5,277 followers.|
|The Dabbling Speechie – New website. Typically a dabbler is not an expert, but this SLP seems to do know what she is talking about. Felice has 27,935 followers on her Facebook page so she must have some great ideas to share.|
|The Speech Bubble SLP – This site only added 6 posts this past year, but has 0ver 90 pages of really strong blog posts. The site’s goal is to remind SLPs why they love job or maybe find a way to love it again and to help SLPs save time so they can focus on their students/clients. The real magic happens on Facebook (24,409 followers) and other social media.|
|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! There were only 9 post, so you might want to visit the Twin Speech Facebook page that has 3,197|
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 – 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 was dead on the site, but showed some signs of life again at the and of 2018. That’s great, but the real reason for this listing is that it’s 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.|
|IBCCES – 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 – The site has a new fresh look for 2020. It is a wonderful resource for 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 – 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.|
|MYO Central – New to the List – It’s a website specifically created for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists, Orthodontists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Speech-Language Pathologists. Most clinicians create brochures, evaluations, reports, etc. which is very time-consuming. MYO Central designed their website so that each subscriber can easily access a template then modify it to fit their professional needs and style.|
|Pearson – New to the List, not sure why we never thought to include Pearson before – Pearson’s clinical assessments provide valuable insights for professionals in psychology, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, early childhood, and other areas.|
|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.|
|Speech Dynamics / CharBoshart.com – New to the List – Char Boshart has a few decades of experience. She claims she does not have all the answers, but what she knows, She loves to share. It’s her obligation and a privilege to pass along what she has learned to next generations. There’s something for everyone….articles, books, blogs, videos, podcasts, and workplace workshops!|
|Speech and Language Songs – New to the List -This is the coolest addition to the list in 2020. Stephen Kneece, MA, CCC-SLP writes, performs, and records Speech and Language Songs. Subscribe to the YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date with all of the the content.|
|Speaking of Speech – This site also has a new look for 2020. 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 – New look website for 2020 – 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.|
|Super Duper Publications – New to the List, not sure why we never thought to include Super Duper Publications before -Sharon started creating easy-to-use therapy materials while working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools., 34 years later, Super Duper is the place to go for hundreds of creative, colorful educational and therapy materials that SLPs and children love.|
|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.|
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_Cafe – New to the list – This maybe the most beautiful site on the list. A French-born, writer and photographyer, Eileen Lamb is the founder of The Autism Cafe. On her blog, she shares the ups and downs of raising a severely autistic child in Texan while being on the autism spectrum herself.|
|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 site has a new look. 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. We love this site.|
|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.|
Click the tab at the top of the list for General SLP Blogs, Resource websites and Technology websites.
|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.
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