Top Blogs and Websites for Speech and Language Pathology 2018

/Top Blogs and Websites for Speech and Language Pathology 2018
Top Blogs and Websites for Speech and Language Pathology 2018 2018-01-05T11:33:22+00:00

 

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Our 4rd 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 2018.

We visited over 337 speech pathology or related websites and blogs to compile this list of the top blogs and websites for speech and language pathology. 92 from the best of 2017 list returned. Our goal is to maintain the most relevant and up-to-date list, so eleven were cut 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. We added 12 sites this year, including resources for these new categories; voice therapy and cerebral palsy.

Here are the links to the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Kidmunciate Top 100 Websites and Blogs for Speech and Language Pathology.

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 blog roll or by posting our Top 100 badge (see below for the code). For those who do this, thank you.

We are always on the look out 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

Link Description
Activity Tailor a Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Activity Tailor – Still creating independent learners with perfect fit activities that transfer fluidly from the therapy room to the classroom to the home.
All Yall Need Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017
All Y’all Need – The librarian, a 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.
Speech Peeps Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 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 LifeNew to the list – Anne is mostly known for making AAC (augmentative alternative communication) a little less scary. Anne beautifully educates, creates and inspires.
Crazy Speech World – New logo, same positive vibe. Check out Jenn’s  cool ideas from a school based SLP.
Creating Communicators Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017
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.
Creative Speech LabNew to the list – You will find a variety of therapy ideas and materials for professionals and families to help children learn speech, language and communication skills through creative learning experiences. We particularly like the Articulation Theater Books for group therapy even if kids are working on different sounds.
GravityBreadNew to the list – 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.
Hear Say LW Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Home Sweet Speech Room – This is wonderful blog filled with creative ideas you won’t find on other sites.
In Spontaneous Speech Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Looks Like Language – New to the List – 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.
Miss Thrifty SLP – Look to Amy’s blog once per month for ways to save money on materials and activities for speech and language pathology.
My Speech Universe Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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.
Kidmunicate_100_Best_Blog 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.
Omazing Kids Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Omazing Kids –  Angela, a certified Radiant Child Yoga instructor uses yoga to engage kids of all abilities in learning and wellness activities. Omazingly, this blog added over 20 posts last year. She bends over backwards for her readers.
Panda Speech –  New to the list – A Texas SLP gives parents, teachers, and SLPs valuable tips and resources to encourage carry over of speech and language skills into the classroom, home,  and community!
Play on Words Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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.
Practically Speeching Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Practically Speeching – Practically once a month you can find 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, 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Simply Speech – We love this site. Quite simply it just puts you in a good mood. Visit here often for freebies, giveaways and ideas.
 Smarttalkers Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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.
Sparklle SLP Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 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 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.
Speech 2U Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Speech Sprouts Therapy – This site sprouted out great content again this past year.
Speechy Musings Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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.
Kidmunicate Best 100 Blog for 2018 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 Teach Speech 365 – Year after year, this 5 year old site provides ideas, inspiration and fun ideas for SLPs.
The Dabbling Speechie Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 The Dabbling Speechie – Typically a dabbler is not an expert, but this SLP seems to do know what she is talking about.
LanguageFix Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Blog for 2017 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.
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! 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.

Link Description
ABA ResourcesNew to the List – ABA Educational Resources is committed to be a leading edge website providing practical resource materials for families and professionals using educational strategies for children with autism. Our goal is to facilitate the delivery ABA resource materials at a free and/or affordable cost.
ASHA Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 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 the government legislation and private practice management too.  Parents use this site to find an SLP.
ASHA Evidence Maps Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 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 Kidmunicate Best Website 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.
Bilinquist Kidmunicate Best Blog 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 Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 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.
 HealthGrades Top Kidmunicate Websites for 2017  Health Grades – Get listed. Parents trust this site.
Kidmunicate Top 75 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.
Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 Lesson Pix – Clip are for creative SLPs.
MNSU Net COnnections for Communication Disorders and Sciences 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.
Pamela Marshalla Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Pam Marshalla – Pam Marshalla’s expertise and legacy live on here.
PediaStaff Top Kidmunicate Website for 2017 Pediastaff – Need a SLP job, look here.  Plus informational resources for employed SLPs too.
Scrappin Doodles Top Kidmunicate resource for 2017 Scrappin Doodles – Feeling crafty. Find clip art here.
Sight Words Sight Words –  Sight words instruction is an excellent supplement to phonics instruction.
signingtime Top Kidmunicate resource for 2017 Signing Time – Click here 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 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!
Speech Buddies Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Speech Buddies – This site features SLP articulation tools that we use often.
Speech Language Resources Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Speech Langauage Resources – A resource for mostly free materials and exercises for speech, language and literacy therapy. We love the step-by-step guides.
SpeechPathologycom Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 SpeechPathology.com – Continuing education opportunities by the leading experts to enhance clinical knowledge and skills. It is convenient and economical.
Speech Therapy PD Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Data Base Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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.
Kidmunicate Best Blog / Website Mount Sinai – Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing CenterNew to the List – Voice and swallowing information from the specialists at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount who aare dedicated to helping patients who suffer from vocal disorders, dysphagia, and other disorders related to the larynx and throat, and vocal cords.
Voice MedicineNew to the List – 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 forGeneral SLP Blogs, Specific Disorder websites and Technology websites.

Link Description
AgeofAutism Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017
Ages and Stages – Evidence-based and easy-to-apply techniques for feeding, speech and oral motor development.
Apraxia Kids Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Apraxia Kids – The leading site for Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Autism_Light Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Autism Speaks – Autism Speaks advocates and supports understanding and acceptance of autism. It is a powerful community and site.
Band of Angels Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 GuidanceNew to the List – 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.
Chew Chew Mama Chew Chew Mama – A site with expert advice and scientific research on feeding which is an underserved topic on SLP blogs.
DysphagiaRamblings Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Dysphagia Ramblings – Need info on dysphagia. Get it from a  specialist who is certified in MBSImP, VitalStim, LSVT LOUD and MDTP.
Garden of Egan Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Indiana Resource Center for Autism – Find all the information on autism you need.  This is a truly wonderful resource.
Jake's Journey Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Stuttering Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 the her authentic self. It is a ver personal blog that provides profound insights.
National Down Syndrome Society Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 National Down Syndrome Society – The leading human rights organization for all individuals with down syndrome.
Operation Autism - A resource guide for military families Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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.
Kidmunicate_Top_100_Blog_2018 Noah’s DadReturned to the List – Actually, this site was on the list in 2015. We brought it back because it is fully active again and better than ever. Life experiences of a dad of a child with Down Syndrome. While not strictly a speech and language site, it does touch on subject often and SLPs and parents can learn a lot.
Sesame Street and Autism Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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.
 SocialThinking Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 Social Thinking -Need strategies to help children with socializing. Learn from Michelle Garcia Winner, a leading expert on the subject.
Stuttering is Cool Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 The Stuttering Brain – Dr Tom Weidig provides insights into the science, the treatments and the controversies surrounding stuttering.
National Stuttering Foundation Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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 Homepage Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 The Stuttering Home Page – Find links to the best websites and blogs regarding stuttering assembled by Minnesota State University.
Two Brothers One Journey Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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).

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Link Description
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 – 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.
Speech Science Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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.
Speech Techie Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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.
Starling_Versame Top Kidmunicate Resource for 2017 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.

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