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

¡Fuera de aquí, horrible monstruo verde!

Plot: While turning the pages of this die-cut book, a big green monster grows then disappears. Why we like it: On each page a new body part is introduced and described.  Good for /r/ and /s/ in English and Spanish. It is best used for ages 3-5 years.

Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Plot: While turning the pages of this die-cut book, a big green monster grows then disappears. Why we like it: On each page a new body part is introduced and described.  Good for /r/ and /s/ in English and Spanish. It is best used for ages 3-5 years.

El nabo gigante

Plot: A farmer and his wife find a giant turnip in their garden that requires cooperation from all the animals on the farm to unroot. Why we like it: Great story for working on wh- questions, /r/ clusters (Spanish), seasons and vegetable/planting vocabulary.

El Hombre de Pan de Jengibre

Plot: A couple makes a child out of gingerbread. He comes to life and escapes them. Why we like it: Kids love chanting along to the rhythm of the story.  Action words, sentence building, and Spanish /r/ and /r/ blends.

The Gingerbread Man

Plot: A couple makes a child out of gingerbread. He comes to life and escapes them. Why we like it: Kids love chanting along to the rhythm of the story.  Action words, sentence building, and /r/ and /r/ blends.

The Gigantic Turnip

Plot: A farmer and his wife find a giant turnip in their garden that requires cooperation from all the animals on the farm to unroot. Why we like it: Great story for working on wh- questions, /r/, seasons and vegetable/planting vocabulary.

I Went Walking

Plot: A little boy goes for a walk and greets a series of animals on the way. Why we like it:  Great for practicing first person statements, past tense, animals, and simple sentence structure.

Where the Wild Things Are

Plot: A boy imagines himself traveling to a far away place, makes unlikely friends and learns to appreciate what he has at home when he returns. Why we like it: Great for working on /r/ blends, describing, and past tense sentence structures. Can be used with many ages.

Un sillon para mi mama

Plot:  A family must work together with their community to rebuild their home after a fire. Why we like it:  Plot, culture, great opportunities for visualizing and describing.

A Chair for My Mother

Plot:  A family must work together with their community to rebuild their home after a fire. Why we like it:  Plot, culture, great opportunities for visualizing and describing.