Advantage Speech Therapy Services has compiled resources for empowering you...
Advantage Speech Therapy Services has compiled resources for empowering you with supporting your child's development. The resources shared on this page are useful for parents, speech pathologists, and educational organizations. When you're ready to get started with ASTS, start here.
The Listening Program (TLP)
Research shows that certain types of music can improve your health and brain performance. That's what The Listening Program is about, improving your sound brain fitness. Our team of experts develops sound tracks of evidence-based music to improve your attention, memory, listening, creativity, and communication, while reducing stress, and enhancing your cognitive health, mood and sense of well-being. Our customers experience positive and often life changing results in school, work, and home.
Complete Speech Program
- Unique and innovative technology focusing on visual and tactile feedback that supports individuals developing proper speech habits as quickly and effectively as possible.
- Speech Buddies are a series of speech tools that help children learn correct tongue positioning with consistency for 5 of the most difficult to learn sounds - R, S, L, CH and SH.
Organizations On The Web
- Health Match - Know the signs of Autism
- The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Autism Society of America
- Autism Speaks
- National Down Syndrome Society
- Stuttering Foundation of America
- Stuttering Specialist (Local Contact)
- The Hanen Centre
- Beyond Play
- Zero to Three
- Reading Rockets
- LD Online
- Speech Delay
- Speaking of Speech
- Mommy Speech Therapy
- Autism Speaks
- Handwriting Without Tears (Kindergarten - Grade 5)
- Super Duper Publications
- Speechville Express
- Baby Bumblebee
- Discovery Toys
- Beyond Play
- Teach Me to Talk
- Autism Shop
- Speech Buddy
- 1-2-3 Magic Parenting
(available for checkout from me upon request)
We can Talk by Rachel Arnston M.S., CCC-SLP *This book offer tips for enhancing your child's speech and language skills. It is written in parent friendly terms, and is about communicating with children and describes 9 techniques for enhancing your child's communication skills.*
The SLPs IEP Companion by Carolyn C. Wilson, Janet R. Lanza, and Jeannie S. Evans
- Appendix A: First Words - Types of words to expect your child to be able to say/understand up to the age of 24 months
- Appendix B: Word Lists 1 Words List 2 - Lists of words that range from different types of categories
- Appendix C: Visual Organizers - Visual map suggestion to help older children organize story information
- Appendix D: Sentence Types - Examples on how different sentences are constructed
- Appendix E: Purpose of Writing - Description of 4 different forms of purposeful writing
- Appendix F: Writing Frames - Frames help children bridge to full-length composing by using key words/phrases with open spaces to supply their own words in order to complete the frame
- Appendix G: Fluency Facilitators - Suggestion for families and teachers for ways to help children improve their fluency.
More Than Words – Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Fern Sussman
- Know Your Child's State of Communication
- Say Less and Stress, Go Slow and Show!
- R.O.C.K. In Your Daily Routines
- Make the Most of Music
- Bring on the Books
- Suggested Children's Books
- Know Your Child's "Play Stage"
- R.O.C.K. While You Play
It Takes Two to Talk – A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Language Delays by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman
- OWL to Let Your Child Lead
- Roles Parents Play
- Create Opportunities for Your Child to Lead
- My Child's Stage of Play Development
- Highlight Language in Songs and Rhymes: Use the Four S's
- The Best Things About Books
It Takes Two To Talk – A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Communicate by Ayala Manolson
Talk! Talk! Talk! Tools to Facilitate Language by Muir, Gerylo, Gompf, Burke, Lumsden and McCraig
- Children will talk more if you…
- Listening and Talking Tools Report Card and Review Page
- Plan-Do-Review Activities and Plan-Do-Review Activity Worksheet
- Suggested Activities: Cleaning the Kitchen and Flashlight Fun
The Early Intervention Kit (Therapy Guide) – Pre-Linguistic Skills, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, and Sound Production Development by Nancy B.Swigert
The Early Intervention Kit (Activities Book) – Pre-Linguistic Skills, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, and Sound Production Development by Nancy B.Swigert
- Speech and Language Development Milestones
- Areas of Language Development
- Speech Problems that Affect How Your Child's Speech Sounds
- Strategies to Facilitate Communication
- Daily Activities to Target Speech, Language, and Prelinguistic/Play Skills
Early Language Development – Handouts and Activities by Linda Mawhinney and Mary Scott McTeague
- Recommended Book List for Young Children
- Handout #1: Eye Contact
- Handout #2: Joint Attention
- Handout #3: Turn-Taking
- Handout #4: Motor Imitation
- Handout #5: Sound Imitation
- Handout #6: Early Speech Sounds
- Handout #7: First Words
- Handout #8a: What If Those First Words Don't Come?
- Handout #8b: Early Hand Signs
- Handout #9: Expanding Sentences
- Handout #10: Asking & Answering Questions
- Handout #11: Terrific Two's!
- Handout #12: Daily Routines – Bath Time
- Handout #13: Daily Routines – Time to Get Dressed
- Handout #14: Daily Routines – Time to Eat
- Handout #15: Daily Routines – Going Out
- Handout #16: Imagination
- Handout #17: Puzzle Play
- Handout #18: Book Time
- Handout #19: Songs & Finger Plays
- Handout #20: Block Play
- Handout #21: Mouth Aerobics 1 – Fun in the Mirror
- Handout #22: Mouth Aerobics 2 – Fun at Snack Time
- Handout #23: Mouth Aerobics 3 – Watch What My Mouth Can Do!
- Handout #24: Should I Worry About Stuttering?
- Handout #25: Let's Take Care of Our Voices
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Brook and I have found many of these apps useful in more ways than one. We have found that children are motivated by the iPad and the games beyond their intent. Kids can “earn” time to play the games and/or they can use the apps to work on following directions, vocabulary and building language skills. Below you fill find our individual highlighted / favorite apps and a more extensive list linked to each of our sites as well.