best books for speech therapyBest Books for Speech Therapy

We all love storybooks because the benefits to our therapy are unequaled.

  • Storybooks provide an excellent way to keep students engaged while addressing their speech and language goals.
  • Storybooks can be used with all ages and cultures.
  • They can be used to address a wide range of goals, including articulation, semantics, syntax, comprehension, pragmatics, and discourse skills.
  • Clinicians can work at different levels depending on the student’s needs.
  • Students generalize skills learned in storybook reading to other settings.
  • Parents can easily become a part of the treatment process at home, which can greatly increase learning and retention of new skills.

But how do we quickly find the best books for speech therapy that we can use with our children?

We have created this searchable index of the best books for speech therapy.

Use the search function to the right to click on:

  • Storybook Type
  • Speech Therapy Goals
  • Language (Spanish or English)

Related links:  How to Read Books with Children with Language Delay  – ASHA.org

Today Is Monday

Plot: Animals march across each page, eating a different food each day of the week. Why we like it: Introduces animals, foods and days of the week for preschool aged children with a chant like verse.  Great for language and phonology.  

Diez Patitos Amarillos

Plot: 10 rubber ducks are swept overboard off a cargo ship and travel to different parts of the world. Why we like it:  This is a great book for teaching counting, colors, sequencing, and part-whole relationships.

Ten Little Rubber Ducks

Plot: 10 rubber ducks are swept overboard off a cargo ship and travel to different parts of the world. Why we like it:  This is a great book for teaching counting, colors, sequencing, and part-whole relationships.

Diez, Nueve, Ocho

Plot: A girl and her father count down to bedtime, teaching counting skills. Why we like it:  This is a simple bedtime story that teaching counting and labeling in the context of the nursery; invites interactions and opportunities to make tangible connections.

Ten, Nine, Eight

Plot: A girl and her father count down to bedtime, teaching counting skills. Why we like it:  This is a simple bedtime story that teaching counting and labeling in the context of the nursery; invites interactions and opportunities to make tangible connections.  

Diez Puntos Negros

Plot: Simple illustrations with different configurations of dots that teaching counting. Why we like it: Teach counting skills in a fun and imaginative way; invites fun arts and crafts follow up activities to create different items/animals with black dots for language targets.

Ten Black Dots

Plot: Simple illustrations with different configurations of dots that teaching counting. Why we like it: Teach counting skills in a fun and imaginative way; invites fun arts and crafts follow up activities to create different items/animals with black dots for language targets.

La Semana de Cookie

Plot: This story follows a mischievous kitten throughout each day of the week. Why we like it: Great book for preschoolers and describing actions on each page.

Cookie’s Week

Plot: This story follows a mischievous kitten throughout each day of the week. Why we like it: Great book for preschoolers and describing actions on each page.

La Mariquita Malhumorada

Plot: The story of a ladybug who picks fights with animals much larger than herself. Why we like it: Language targets include: concepts of time, increasing sizes, cycle of day to night, and also great for teaching cooperation and expected/unexpected behaviors.