This week we wanted to give therapists some great resources to use in the classroom with their students! The following are books that have come highly recommended to us for speech therapy use and can each target a variety of different goals. Be sure to check out each of these books and add them to your “buy” list for your speech room.
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“Lou Knows What to Do” Social Book Series. By Kimberly Tice and Venita Litvack
These social books show children how a young boy named Lou can be comfortable and successful in potentially challenging situations. Each Lou Knows What to Do title is written for students in grades Pre-K to 5, including those with differing developmental levels and learning styles. An excellent read for students living with autism spectrum disorders! If you haven’t already heard, Venita Litvack has a great podcast for SLPs called “Speechie Side Up”. You can go to: https://speechiesideup.com/category/podcast/ to listen!
“My Strong Mind” by Niels Van Hove
Teaches children about growth, resilience, and confidence. You could discuss the following in your sessions:
- positive self-talk
- accepting that failure is also learning
- goal setting
“The Word Collector” by Peter H. Reynolds
Reading this book is a wonderful way to get kids to work on vocabulary development and to get them excited about new words and how to use them!
“Say Something” by Peter H. Reynolds
This book really empowers young kids to use their voice and helps them learn that what they have to say is important, no matter how they choose to say it!
“Voices Are Not for Yelling” by Elizabeth Verdick
Perfect for preschool age kids and a little older. This book provides clear strategies on how to deal with their big emotions and alternative ways to get their message across.
“We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” by Ryan T. Higgins
This book is great for elementary school aged kids (kindergarten through 2nd or 3rd grade) It targets a variety social language goals.
“Maya Papaya and Amigos Play Dress-Up” by Susan Elya
This book is great for identifying the four seasons with your kiddos. It also teaches some Spanish words and introduces rhyming!
“Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae Guy Parker Rees
This is a great book about moving to the “beat of your own drum” and embracing individuality. This book is great for targeting: vocabulary, specific speech sounds, phonological awareness, social concepts, asking and answering questions, sequencing, and more!
We love these books and hope that you will also! Don’t forget to subscribe to our email list and let us know if you are interested in inspiring children in the school system this year! Go to job openings