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

The Snowy Day

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).

Froggy se viste

Plot: A frog goes to play in the snow, only to be reminded by his mother that he needs to put on more clothes each time he attempts to leave the house. Why we like it: Funny story targeting clothing, seasons, winter vocabulary, repeated sentence structure, and /r/.

Froggy Gets Dressed

Plot: A frog goes to play in the snow, only to be reminded by his mother that he needs to put on more clothes each time he attempts to leave the house. Why we like it: Funny story targeting clothing, seasons, winter vocabulary, repeated sentence structure, and /r/.

Those Shoes

Plot: Jeremy wants a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone seems to be wearing. His grandma says they don’t have room for “wants”. Why we love it:  It teaches students about culture, friendship and, essentially, the ins-and-outs of life.

El gorro de lana

Plot: A girl airs out her wool clothes in the sun. Her stocking falls and the hedgehog ends up wearing it on his head. All the other animals come by and laugh at him. Why we like it:  Practicing /r, s, l/, descriptions, learning new vocabulary (winter, animals).

The Hat

Plot: A girl airs out her wool clothes in the sun. Her stocking falls and the hedgehog ends up wearing it on his head. All the other animals come by and laugh at him. Why we like it:  Practicing /r, s, l/, descriptions, learning new vocabulary (winter, animals).

El mitón

Plot: A boy’s grandmother makes him mittens. He goes for a walk and loses one in the snow. Various animals crawl into it, looking for a warm place to sleep. Why we like it: Great for sequencing, naming animals, winter vocabulary, and discussing responsibility.

The Mitten

Plot: A boy’s grandmother makes him mittens. He goes for a walk and loses one in the snow. Various animals crawl into it, looking for a warm place to sleep. Why we like it: Great for sequencing, naming animals, winter vocabulary, and discussing responsibility.

¡Un día una señora se tragó una campana!

Plot:  The hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer. She’s about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears Santa! Why we like it: Good book to work on vocabulary and sequencing.  Rhyme and comedy keep kids’ attention.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell

Plot:  The hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer. She’s about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears Santa! Why we like it: Good book to work on vocabulary and sequencing.  Rhyme and comedy keep kids’ attention.