best books for speech therapy Best 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.

Below find the best books for speech therapy that we can use with our children.

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

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Plot: A pig is given a pancake leading to a chain of comical consequences. Why we like it: Another great book for teaching cause and effect, predictions, and sequencing in a humorous light.

Si le das un panecillo a un alce

Plot: A surprise guest invites himself in and takes advantage of a boy’s hospitality in an entertaining way. Why we like it:  It’s great for sequencing and making predictions, working on sentence building and vocabulary.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Plot: A surprise guest invites himself in and takes advantage of a boy’s hospitality in an entertaining way. Why we like it:  It’s  great for sequencing and making predictions, working on sentence building and vocabulary.

Si le das una galletita a un ratón

Plot: When a mouse invites himself into the house and is given a cookie, a number of entertaining consequences ensue. Why we like it: It’s a good way to introduce the concept of cause and effect and can be used for sequencing and predicting.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Plot: When a mouse invites himself into the house and is given a cookie, a number of entertaining consequences ensue. Why we like it: It’s a good way to introduce the concept of cause and effect and can be used for sequencing and predicting.

El Conejito Knuffle

Plot: On an errand to the laundromat, Trixie loses her beloved stuffed bunny, and he gets into mischief left alone overnight. Why we like it: Students identify with Trixie’s struggle to express herself.  They can describe the different actions the bunny does. Good practice with /k/.

Knuffle Bunny

Plot: On an errand to the laundromat, Trixie loses her beloved stuffed bunny, and he gets into mischief left alone overnight. Why we like it: Students identify with Trixie’s struggle to express herself.  They can describe the different actions the bunny does. Good practice with /b/.

Snowmen at Night

Plot: Follow a town full of snowmen as then have a great time while we are asleep! Why we like it:  It is a hysterical adventure of activities that children can relate to (dancing, sledding, games) told with great pictures and very few words.

Un día de nieve

Plot: This is a young boy’s experience on a snowy day.  Peter explores and enjoys the snow in many different ways. Why we like it: Targets adjectives “slow” and “fast,” sequencing story events, /s/ blends  (English).