Please look at the section on Bee, Honey Bunny and Me. I added a synopsis and many goals. I will have a link to my website where readers can get more information on using the book for teaching and/or therapy. Please add as much as you can for your book(s). Also, please disregard the margins and errors as I have not finalized the changes from the original to the new book. I hope to have this book as an eBook and paperback on Amazon for marketing SLP books. There will be no charge for including your books. But, I do need more info on how your books can be used. You can follow my example in first section on synopsis and goals and activities for Bee, Honey Bunny and Me. I will be including a link to freebies on my website as you can as well depending on your marketing. Please let me know within a couple of weeks so we can get this out to all the new SLPs. Thanks in advance.

Storybooks – The Greatest Teaching Tool

Written by Speech/Language Pathologists

Copyright 2021 Written by Lavelle Carlson

www.slpstorytellers.com

All Rights Reserved

No part of this book may be reproduced in any former means without the written permission of the author.

This book was written to celebrate all the speech/language pathologists who are also authors. They truly understand how to write books based on their education and their understanding of teaching. The author has looked at the books listed in thisinformative book. However, she does not make any assurance that a book will remediate a particular diagnosis. In addition to the children’s storybooks listed you will find some delightful, interesting, and award- winning books of fiction written for the pleasure of adults.

The descriptions were taken from those provided to Amazon or on the author’swebsite, sometimes with minor changes.

Table of Contents

All books listed are by speech/language pathologists

          Chapter 1: Introduction including tips for the use of storybooks in therapy

Chapter 2: Storybook listing for meeting speech/language goals for therapy

Chapter 3: Storybook listing that are great conversation starters on speech and disabilities and issues like bullying 

Chapter 4: Book listing for therapists and parents to assist children with various diagnoses

Chapter 5: Book listing of fiction written by speech/ language pathologists for leisurely reading

Chapter 1 Introduction

Speech/language pathologists are in a unique position based on their extensive education in language and speech development (1) to write books that will contain components to facilitate speech and language and (2) to write books for the general pleasure of adults as well as children. With the advent of self-publishing the number of speech/language pathologists who write books has skyrocketed.

This chapter will give a brief synopsis on storybooks for therapy.

Speech-language pathologists have been using storybooks successfully in therapy sessions for many reasons. This is the decade of No Child Left Behind as mandated by the government. There is approximately 20% – 25% of the population that is unable to read at a level that affords the opportunities to a quality life. However, by applying research in a developmentally appropriate way it is possible to reduce this number. Some of these children have the diagnosis of dyslexia, which is a disorder of reading due to

differences in processing sounds and language. There are many children diagnosed with developmental delays or disorders other than dyslexia that can learn to read and should be considered in the government’s mandate of No Child Left Behind. If used appropriately, storybooks can address dyslexia as well as a number of developmental delays and disorders using multi-sensory methods that will achieve greater carryover of speech, language, and reading skills into the school setting.Parents and educators can also use some of the methods that speech-language pathologists and special education teachers have used for children who have been diagnosed with developmental delays or disorders or those who are at risk. Some of the risk factors are family history of dyslexia, little exposure to oral language and print awareness, and many ear infections that have lasted for extended periods.

The use of storybooks as a teaching tool can be effective because it is fun and stimulating and developmentally appropriate. It is multi-sensory because the children use many senses. They see the pictures. They hear the words in conjunction with the pictures. They hear the sounds repeated in many different contexts. By developing activities around the stories, the senses of feeling and smelling (example – baking a gingerbread man) can also be incorporated. Reading storybooks and using activities that utilize phonemic awareness, print awareness,and language

skills will increase a young child’s chance of being more successful in all the communication skills of speech, language, and reading.

If a child has a diagnosed disability, the speech-language pathologist can give additional information on how to use storybooks for that particular diagnosis. Storybooks are good for teaching important skills to children with different diagnoses. However, the teaching method may vary somewhat from one diagnosis to another, i.e., autism and Down syndrome.

The early skills that speech-language pathologists and early childhood and elementary teachers address in relation to reading are phonemic awareness (precursor to phonics), print literacy, language concepts, and articulation (speech/language pathologists). Research by Bryant et al (1989) indicates that children’s knowledge of nursery rhymes has a strong correlation with performance on rhyme detection at four years and with phoneme detection at five and six years of age. Most importantly, it shows that rhyme detection performance at four years strongly predicts reading and spelling performance at five and six years.

  1. Phonological/Phonemic awareness is an auditory skill that refers to the ability to understand how to manipulate words and parts of words to create new

words. This is why rhyming, and word play books are so important. There are many phonemic awareness activities you can do in conjunction with a story.

  • Read stories with animal and environmental sounds and rhyming. The 2-3 year old will enjoy activities based on animal sounds. Have the child locate the animal or decide which animal is heard first or last.
    • At three years begin teaching the child to become aware that words areindividual units. Allow the child to complete sentences from favorite books.Play

word-counting games; i.e. count the words in a sentence or phrase.

  • The 4-year old will be ready to be taught that a word can have more than onesyllable. The children love to play the robot game and guess what you will say as you pause between each syllable. You speak 2- or 3- syllable words with a slight pause between syllables and the child guesses the word you say.
    • When your child is ready to enter kindergarten begin teaching sounds. Saywords with a pause between the sounds; i.e. d-o-g (dog), and the child guesses the word you say. Play rhyming activities by substituting a different sound at the beginning of a word you are reading.
  • Print literacy/awareness includes understanding that a word represents apicture or concept, knowing front

and back of the book, understanding when to turn a page, understanding that print goes left-to-right.

There are several ways to increase print awareness during storybook reading.

  • Talk about the name of the book before reading it.
    • Talk about the author and illustrator.
    • If the book has print embedded in pictures, point to these as you read.
    • Run your finger under the print as you read or have your child help your finger move.
    • The print awareness can be extended outside of the book reading by drawing pictures or cutting book related pictures out of magazines and labeling them to make a related book.
  • The language concepts or terms that are specific to the teaching vocabulary and other terms that will help with reading comprehension are alsoimportant. When teaching language concepts there are several actions the teacher/parent/speech therapist can do.
    • Talk about what the child sees first, in the middle, and last in a left-to-right progression.
    • Make the sounds of animals in the books, while using puppets (pictures on a popsicle stick) and talk about what they hear.
    • Talk about same and different and number

concepts. Begin with concrete objects like animals or

objects of interest to the children. The two cows are the same. The two cows make the same sound. The cow and the horse are different because they make different sounds.

  • Other language concepts are who, what, where, when, and why questions. If the child has difficulty answering these questions, you can present them with choices. You can ask, “Was she wearing a blue or red dress?” Open-ended questions are important for critical thinking skills. You can phrase yourquestions as, “What do you think she will do?” It is good to accept different answers other than those you think are correct. Your child will be encouraged to ask more questions when they are praised for asking questions.
    • Tenses – present, past, future and “is              ing”.
  • There are some specific suggestions and activities to use during story time to teach pre-reading skills.
    • Repetition is important. A story can be read as many times as your child enjoys it.
    • Make it fun by allowing your child to choose books that s/he likes.
    • Interactive reading increases your child interest. Children enjoy taking turns or even acting out the story with puppets. If the child does not want to sit and listen to a story, devise ways to involve him/her.
  • Some of the criteria for good children’s books (always search the books for additional language skills you may be teaching)
    • large print
    • repetition
    • rhyming
    • appropriate length for children’s attention span
    • print embedded in the pictures
    • language skills; i.e., comparison, verb tenses, prepositions, and much more

Last but not least – one of the best reasons for using storybooks in working with young children is that shared reading experiences produce a positive effect onchildren’s and all students’ oral language skills (Bruner, 1978).

Chapter 2

Storybooks that have many speech/language/early reading goals built in for early teaching and Storybooks that are great conversation starters on speech and disabilities and emotional related issues like bullying an others.

Winner of The Parent Teacher Award June 2019

Children love jokes. What would you do if your mom said, “Don’t play in the rain” and you thought she said, “Don’t play in the train”? The Book of IF for Children contains many hilarious misunderstandings in what the parents say vs. what thechildren hear. It can be used by parents, early

education teachers, reading teachers, and speech/language pathologists to practicethe pre-reading skill of phonological awareness and rhyming. Additional rhymingimages (can be copied for flash cards) are included for additional practice. There is also an explanation on how to use the story. This read-aloud story is entertaining on trips, in classrooms and in the home. With repeated readings the children (1) learn to listen for slight differences between words, (2) practice expressive language communication skills, and (3) develop a love of literature and language.

The Book of IF for Children by Lavelle Carlson Available for purchase at www.amazon.com and www.slpstorytellers.com

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         Bee, Honey Bunny and Me

        By Lavelle Carlson

             www.slpstorytellers.com

       Suggested age/grade: Pre-K – grade 2

       All Rights Reserved

       The author gives permission for the users to reproduce

       pages as needed for activities for the children. However,

       the images cannot be reproduced for commercial use

       without the written permission of the author.

       To receive full benefits of this activity, it is best to read the book, Bee, Honey Bunny and Me. The author provides the book as a free eBook on Kindle Unlimited. It can also be

       purchased for the Kindle if one does not subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. Highly recommended, however, is the paperback as it teaches young children the early book 

       skills that are      important for reading:

  • Right side up vs. upside down
  • Front to back – front stands out more than back
  • Turn the pages right to left
  • Discussion of author and illustrator (who wrote and who drew/colored?)

     Table of Contents

  1. Synopsis and how to read this book
  2. Goals to address – speech/language, pre-reading, articulation, phonological and phonemic awareness, language goals, fine motor (coloring and cutting pages)
  3. Comprehension questions
  4. Activity – Create bunny (color and cut), plant M&Ms to surprise with lollipops growing
  5. Activity – Create individual bunny ears 
  6. Activity – Food provided by bees, menu and food photos.
  7. Bee lesson – talk about the bee information found in the back of the book, Bee, Honey Bunny and Me

1.

Synopsis – tips on introducing the story to the children:

All book readings should begin with a short synopsis of what the children will be anticipating. In Bee, Honey Bunny and Me the synopsis is laid out on the first page.

“Let Me tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a little girl they called, ‘The Bunny Whisperer’. She loved the natural world, the trees, the flowers and all the animals too, but most of all she loved her bunnies.

In fact, there wasn’t much that nature brought her way that Leni didn’t like.

But, one thing was for sure, for reasons known only to her, Leni simply hated carrots.

Then, one night a baby bunny with that same issue, came to her in a dream. There, she watched from a distance as the baby bunny’s mommy found a friend with an answer that would make her baby bunny very happy.

Let’s take a look for ourselves and see just how it all came about.”

At this point it is a good idea to ask a couple of “thinking” questions. An example is, “Hmmm, I thought all bunnies liked carrots.” Another example is. “Do you think anyone can help Baby Bunny learn to eat carrots?”

Also, research has shown the learning benefits of movements during learning. This can also be accomplished during a story time. As you read about the bees encourage the children to move their arms as if they are flying like a bee. Maybe encourage them to also say “Bzzz” as they fly.

2. 

Goals to address:

  • Articulation and pre-reading recurring phonemes:

/b/

Baby (initial and medial)

Bunny (initial)

Bee (initial)

Birds (initial)

Bzzz (initial)

Nibbles (medial)

/m/

Mommy (initial and medial)

Me (initial)

My (initial)

Dream (final)

Yummy (medial)

Tummy (medial)

/g/

Golden (initial)

Green (initial)

Goodnight (initial

Hungry (medial)

Garden (initial)

/c/

Carrots (initial)

Yucky (medial)

/h/

Honey

  • Plural/singular

Bee/bees

Bird/birds

Carrot/carrots

Bunny/bunnies

  • Rhyming:

Mommy, honey, bunny, yummy, tummy, yucky, baby (all ending in /e/)

Yummy, tummy

  • Fine motor: 

Coloring pages

Cutting pages

Pasting/gluing

  • Phonological awareness levels: Add counting with sound maker first – can be simple clapping, stomping a foot, or a simple instrument.
  • Word awareness (after reading the book or a page, repeat and have the child(ren) complete the sentence. Depending on the skill level of the child it may be necessary to show the picture (point to it) as you say the sentence with the omitted word. “Mommy, can I be a _____________(bunny)? “Yucky! I hate _____________(carrots)!” “Baby Bunny, it’s time to _______(eat).” “Yummy, yummy in my ____________(tummy).” “Yucky, yucky orange ____________(carrots)!” “The bees are dropping golden honey on the green ____________(carrot tops).” “Yummy, yummy, The green carrot tops taste like ____________(honey).” “Yummy! The orange carrot is not yucky. It is sweet and yummy in my ______________(tummy).”
  • Syllable level: I am going to say a part of a word and I want you to help me finish my word. If I say “yum”, you finish the word with (my – me). The child can say yummy but encourage the child to say only the last syllable.
  • Sound level: “Game – Guess what Honey Bunny is saying.” Teacher says, “Look, here is a “___arrot”. Ask the child if it is a “___arrot”. If not, what is it (carrot).
  • Comprehension questions:

Emotion: Sad vs. happy – Was Baby Bunny sad at first? Did Baby Bunny become happy? What made Baby Bunny happy? Was Mommy Bunny sad? Did she become happy? Who helped her to become happy? What did the bees do to help?

Do bees help us? How do they help us? Do they give us food? What is the magic dust that the bees spread to help make our food?

Discuss personal experiences that can be taken from this reading. Are there foods you do not like? Is there anything you or your mom can do to make the food taste better? If you do not like a food, is there a food almost the same in color or taste that you like? What foods do you like? Where do your foods come from? Are they vegetables that are grown in a garden and then shipped to a grocery store where you parents buy them? Can your vegetables be eaten raw or are they cooked?

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Read-The-Picture Stories for Articulation Jenny Loehr Ages Kindergarten-Grade 5

Available on Amazon

BEST DEAL – buy or subscription download www.slpstorytellers.com

This is possibly one of the most comprehensive book of articulation stories. Read-the-Picture Stories, by Jenny Loehr, is the Third Edition of a popular and staple training book with stories used by speech/language pathologists, reading teachers,paraprofessionals, classroom teachers and home-school parents. The 78 stories cover many early sounds that are addressed in articulation in the elementary andjunior high schools. Included are the sounds and blends of /s/, /r/, /l/, /sh/, /th/, /ch/,/j/, /k/, /g/, and /f/. The stories are

a great tie-in to literacy, language and reading goals. The stories were writtenand/or revised by Jenny Loehr. She is also the illustrator.

If you prefer an access to these 78 stories as downloads, the publisher is making available some audio eBooks, downloadable book and flashcards to correspond to the stories in Read-the-Picture Stories book with a subscription to www.slpstorytellers.com. The flashcards come only with the subscription and not in the book.

Can A Toucan Hoot Too?

Can A Toucan Hoot Too? by Lavelle Carlson Available on Amazon

Book and rainforest workbook

Available at www.slpstorytellers.com with subscription

This delightfully illustrated storybook has so much more to offer than the storybook; illustrated story, actual photos with animal descriptions, coloring pages.Ask the children if they have been to the rainforest. If not, would they like to go to see the toucan and the other animals. The children in the story are anxious to know exactly what a toucan can do.

Will they be able to make a storybook trip to the rainforest? Each child in the book asks in their own young way what a toucan can do, and the grandfather patiently responds.

Finally, the grandfather tells the children that they will go to the rainforest to seewhat a toucan and other animals do. This is where The Toucan Rescue Ranch has provided information on all the animals as well as actual photos.

Then, print the black/white coloring pictures (permission granted by author) forthe children to color and take home.

This book is filled with one and two syllable words and rhyming words for phonemic awareness. The rhyming words are: Moo-boo-who-goo-coo-too-shoo,toot-hoot, goo- moo. The sounds /t/, /m/, /b/, /p/, /b/, /g/ are repeated for articulation. There is also a coloring book of the rainforest animals in the back. The author gives permission to the teacher, SLP, or parent to copy.

A complete rainforest workbook is available for download with a subscription at www.slpstorytellers.com.

I am not sleeping! by [Lavelle Carlson, Brenda Bennett]

I Am Not Sleeping by Lavelle Carlson Available on Amazon andwww.slpstorytellers.com Winner of The Parent Teacher Award June 2019

Research shows that singing and interactive participation facilitates and increases language memory. Have the children join you in singing English or Spanish to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”. Today more than ever it is important for our children to learn another language while they are young. Play charades with the children. Ask questions, “What are you doing?”, “What did you do?”, “What will you do?”. Teach the present progressive, past, and future tenses. Added verbs for teaching English to Spanish or Spanish to English are included in the back of the book or can be downloaded at www.slpstorytellers.com with a subscription. A verb wheel(for charades) can also be purchased for use with the book atwww.slpstorytellers.com.

EEK! I Hear a Squeak: And the Scurrying of Little Feet by [Carlson, Loehr]

EEK! I Hear a Squeak And the Scurrying of Little Feet

By Lavelle Carlson

Purchase on Amazon or www.slpstorytellers.com Winner of North Texas Festival Finalist 2007 Ages 2-8

Winner of The Parent Teacher Choice Award June 2019

EEK! I Hear a Squeak is a delightfully humorous book that is an excellent read to children as you try to get them to settle down for bed. It is a great book for teaching early literacy because it contains many of the components recommended by earlyliteracy specialists;

i.e. dialogue set in bubbles for print awareness, rhyming, colorful pictures,repetition and predictability, counting, and interactive dialogue for language development.

An important pre-reading skill is knowing the difference between what you see and what you hear. You “see” a mouse but the mouse “says” “squeak”. You “see” a

letter but “hear” the sound of the letter.

Download the workbook and/or book with your subscription at www.slpstorytellers.com.

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SCOTTY THE SCARECROW by Gina Puma

Available on amazon

This is a delightful Fall story that provides language exposure, pleasurable reading, and also specific skills for children in speech therapy. Take your children throughthe farm as Scotty the scarecrow helps his friend, Sam the squirrel, find what he is thankful for.

The book addresses both language and articulation for /s/ and /s/ blends. It incorporates Fall facts, curriculum vocabulary, friendship, and what to be thankful for (Thanksgiving time). Specific questions are provided to encourage language andan articulation list for all the words in the book.

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Hope and Her Flower Hat

A Speech Book Targeting /a/, /h/, /m/ by Aliza Heller Available as Download https://www.ahpromptspeech.com/books

Ages Pre-K-Grade 2

This book was created for the purpose of targeting voiced, un- voiced, and nasal phonemes /a/, /h/, /m/. If you are PROMPT trained, this will be helpful to use when targeting Stage II: Phonatory Control.

It contains a repetitive set of words in order to provide many opportunities to practice thetarget phonemes within the context of a fun and engaging literacy activity.

The words in bold are the target words that you can emphasize while reading the story. However, use of this book is not limited to targeting the above phonemes. You will findthat this book contains many opportunities to practice lip rounding, as well as anterior lingual productions.

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Land of Junganew! By Esther Giordano Available on Amazon.

Ages 3-8

Welcome to the land of Junganew! Come join the herd for a sound-filled adventure! This is an excellent book based on the research of using music for learning. The rhyming is catchy and improves phonemic awareness. Say Miss Snake’s favorite /s/ sound as she gives a hiss, Theo the tree frog who’s filled with bliss when he thinks good thoughts of his /th/ sound. While the animals learn their sounds, they alsodiscover the true meaning of friendship, accepting each other’s unique qualities and sticking together as a herd!

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Wendy’s Winter Walk by Cass Kim Phonological and ArticulationChildren’s Book #1,

addresses phonemes /p/, /b/, /m/, /w/ Availablehttps://www.pacbspeech.org/books Ages 12 months-5 years

Wendy’s Winter Walk takes children on a blustery walk through her neighborhood while providing over 200 chances to practice speech sounds for /p/, /b/, /m/, /w/ in therapy and at home. This book also promotes early reading (phonological awareness) skills.

For additional fun activities to pair with your copy, visit the “Resources by Sounds” page for /p/, /b/, /m/, /w/ on the above website.

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Ted and Tina Adopt a Kitten by Cass Kim Phonological and ArticulationChildren’s Book #2

Addresses phonemes /t/, /m/, /d/, /n/ Availablehttps://www.pacbspeech.org/books Ages 12 months-5 years

Ted and Tina’s dad says that they can finally get a pet. Follow along to the shelter as they decide what kind of pet.

This book is packed with over 200 chances to hear and say the phonemes /t/, /d/,and /n/ in all word positions as well as many language skills.

This book also includes Helpful Tips for Parents.

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Greg and His Gecko Go Kayaking by Cass Kim Phonological and Articulation Children’s Book #3

Addresses phonemes /g/, /k/ Availablehttps://www.pacbspeech.org/books

Ages 12 months-5 years

Greg’s Gecko, Kai, has never been to the ocean even though they live in Hawaii! Determined to take his beloved pet on an ocean adventure, Greg comes up with a creative way to

show the undersea world to Kai in the newest release from Phonological and Articulation Children’s Books.

This book is filled with over 100 opportunities to hear or practice /k/ and /g/ phonemes. It also includes a “Helpful Tips for Parents’ Page” with easy-to-usespeech and literacy tricks for developing minds.

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Party Animals! By Tali Kellerstein Available atwww.thespeakboutique.com

Ages Pre-K-Grade 2

Written by Speech Language Pathologist, Tali Kellerstein, Party Animals! is read-aloud fun, and perfect for helping little ears tune into 21 essential English sounds. Therapists, educators, and parents, will also love this book to help their students and children learn skills such as initial sound identification and articulation.

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My Morning Sounds By Shawndre Johnson Available on Amazon

Ages Pre-K-Grade 2

This book is a fun children’s story about an energetic rabbit named Kip who is getting ready for school. We follow Kip through his busy morning routine full ofwonderful sounds! The clock ticks, the alarm rings, and the school bus beeps!

See how many sounds your child recognizes in his or her

own morning routine. Read the book and incorporate suggestions from the “Tipsfor Parents” to create special memories with your children as they enjoy talking with books!

The book was written through the lens of a speech-language pathologist so that parents can help their child develop communication skills at home. There are many opportunities to address speech and language skills; imitating actions, making speech sounds, vocabulary, and answering questions.

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Dog Gone! Where Has My Dog Gone? by Lavelle Carlson

Available at Amazon and www.slpstorytellers.com – download withsubscription

Ages 2-6

Use this excellent interactive book to teach prepositions. Enhance learning bysinging the story to the tune of Where, Oh, Where Has My Dog Gone? Practice these prepositions in the book; in/out, up/down, above/below, behind/in front, on/off, over/under. Black/white images for coloring and interactive play are included in the back of the book.

Author gives permission to copy these image for color and play. Ask the question,where. If necessary, give the child a choice; i.e. “Is the dog in or out?”

Repeated phonemes: /d/ dog, ducks, doll, do; /b/ bunny;

/sl/sleeping; /l/ little; /g/ gone, go, girl; /s/ see; /b/ boy; /sh/. Practice verbs: jumping,swimming, sliding, running, etc.

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Talk With Me, The Big Book of Exclamations 2

By Terri Kaminski Peterson Available on Amazon

Ages Infants-Preschoolers

Talk with Me! is an updated version of The Big Book of Exclamations that has been used by speech/language pathologists for many years. Customers asked for added diversity and we responded. Created by a pediatric speech- language pathologist, Talk with Me is filled with carefully designed illustrations which immerse infantsand toddlers in the rich language that surrounds in their familiar environments and daily routines. The books are designed to promote speech sound development and imitation of gestures, sounds and words. Unlike most books, it doesn’t have a story to read. Instead, along the bottom of each page there are prompts which teachparents/educators how to act out the illustrations and interact using gestures, sounds, words, or phrases depending on their child’s ability. The book shows parents how to modify what they say about each illustration in order to maximize their child’s

communication potential. It is also filled with information which helps parents understand speech language development and it lists resources for those seeking advice. A wonderful book for young children with typical speech development andthose considered “late talkers”. It makes a perfect gift for new parents, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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The Monkey Balloon by Rebecca Eisenberg Available on Amazon

Ages Pre-K-Grade 3

Has your child ever lost a balloon and wondered where it went? The MonkeyBalloon takes children on an adventure

of a young girl’s quest to find her Monkey Balloon. Mimi and her father use their imaginations to take them on a journey of what-ifs, until they find what they arelooking for. The bright and engaging illustrations help create a story that children will choose to read again and again.

Written by a speech language pathologist and a special educator, language and learning tips are provided at the end of the story to help parents and early educators make this reading experience optimal for both the reader and the young child.

A Tale of the Monkey Balloon by [Rebecca Eisenberg]

A Tale of the Monkey Balloon by Rebecca Eisenberg Available on Amazon

Ages Pre-K-Grade 3

Uh-oh — Mimi’s Monkey Balloon has floated off! Where has it gone? Come along with Mimi as she looks for her Monkey Balloon in all her favorite bedtime story places! Where will Mimi find her lost balloon?

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Sloths Are Slow by Kimberly Merino Available on Amazon

Ages 1-8

Did you know, sloths are slow? Meet Lento, the three-toed sloth, and join him on aninteractive journey to the colorful South American rain forest where he lives. Written by

Kimberly Marino, an experienced licensed Speech and Language Pathologist, to assist in developmental areas not often covered in early books. Young learners will love engaging with this factual and playful book as they “work” on developing fine and gross motor skills, expressive (talking) and receptive (understanding what is said) language , and cognitive skills (counting and more). It’s an exciting addition to the preschool classroom, speech and language therapy bag, special education therapy bag, as well as physical and occupational therapists, and a must have for all who have, or work with, little ones!

Recommended for children ages 1 and up.

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A Walk in the Woods by Sarah Johnston Available on Amazon

Ages Pre-K-Grade 2

‘A walk in the woods’ is one of a series of books written by speech therapists to help your child develop vocabulary.

The book, focusing on ‘Forest Animals’, features a child on a woodland walk who meets all sorts of animals along the way. With typically one main animal per page, this book is simple enough for very young children to enjoy. The text is simple and predictable to encourage your child to interact, so if your child learns one of the animals they can join in and show parents how clever they are!

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What Are They Doing? By Molly McIntyre Available on Amazon

Ages 2-5 years

Looking for a children’s book to develop your child’s speech and language?

Help them with this fun book of animals and actions. Developed by an experienced Speech and Language Pathologist to give to her sudents to read at

home, the animals in this book:

  • Will help your child develop simple sentence structure!
  • Are especially helpful for children with Autism and language delays!
  • Will develop English language skills!
  • Will delight early readers!
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Our Brain and the Good Breathing Book

By Dianne Lazer and Chris Bauman Available at

Ages 4-8 years

Dianne Lazer and Chris Bauman team up with graphic designer Christina Danielsto create a complementary how- to book on breathing for children four – eight years old.

Our Brain and the Good Breathing Book was inspired by Dianne’s work with her speech and feeding pediatric patients who are also in the process of learning breathing exercises. This time, she collaborates with long-time Buteyko Breathing Educator and trainer, Christine Bauman. Chris has worked with children and breathing since 2000. This book is one full of colorful, fanciful and instructive images that support the text about how to breathe well. It provides a good review and background as to why young patients are asked to do various exercises, to develop self-awareness and consequently changes in behaviors, with the resultant benefits to their physical, mental and spiritual health. Our Brain and the Better Breathing Book is a must have for breathing educators working with the pediatricpopulation who want to provide a comprehensive, user friendly therapy program to help children they serve.

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Ryan Fights the Green Monsters by Dianne Laser Available on Amazon

Ages PreK-Grade 3

Join Ryan as he fights the Green Monsters and learns about healthy eating. As you will see, the Green Monsters aren’t what they seem to be. He gets the help from a special friend who knows a thing or two about these so-called bad characters. Ryan soon realizes that the Nasty Family Foods can’t compare to the power of the Good Family Foods.

With 20 pages filled with colorful illustrations and a special coloring book section where they can review all the characters in the book, your child will learn the difference between eating what is good versus what just tastes good.

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Roneet and the Fairy Princess

Who Helped Conquer Her Fear of the Green Monsters

By Diane Lazer Available on Amazon Ages PreK-Grade 3

Join Roneet and the Fairy Princess who helps her conquer her fears of the Green Monsters. As you will see, the Green Monsters aren’t what they seem to be. She gets the help from the Fairy Princess who knows a thing or two about these so-called badcharacters. Roneet soon realizes that the Nasty Family foods can’t compare to the power of the Good Family Foods. With 20 pages filled with colorful illustrations and a special coloring book section where they can review all the characters in the book,children will learn the difference between eating what is good versus what just tastes good.

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What’s the Scoop on Poop? By Dianne Lazer Available on Amazon

Ages PreK-Grade 3

What’s the Scoop on Poop? Each and every one of us poops. Many children feel ashamed or embarrassed for pooping.

This colorfully illustrated book offers a light-hearted approach to teaching your child the importance of this normal daily activity. In the back of the book there is a Potty Chart to help track your child’s progress and achieve success with their toilet training skills.

From eating food to going to the bathroom, this book explains the process in words a child can understand. You will eventually have to discuss this subject with yourchild. Why not make it fun with this book?

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  1. Michael and the Birthday Party by Dianne Lazer Available on Amazon

Ages PreK-Grade 3

Sometimes it seems almost impossible to get kids to eat a healthy diet. Nutritious food can seem unappealing to a child and from an adult perspective, just too time consuming to prepare. But, kids who eat healthier are much healthier kids and they are far better equipped to handle their emotions and control their behavior.

So, feeding children nutritious meals is a good investment in the physical, mental and emotional helath of our children!

How do we get children to eat healthy foods?

With the expertise of Holistic Nutrition Counselor Rose Payne, CHHC, SpeechLanguage Pathologist Dianne Lazer MA, CCC-SLP/COM, and Dr. Padron, MD, FAAP this

book gives kids the tools they need to make their own wise food choices. Here is a book that illustrates how healthy food can affect not only overall health but a child’s (and family’s) quality of life.

Something to Say about My Communication Device

Something to Say About My Communication Device

By Eden Molineaux Available on Amazon Ages 2-12

Kate is friendly and loves to laugh. She’s also a little competitive. Kate explains howshe uses a communication device to help her express herself.

The Something to Say Collection promotes self-advocacy, understanding of speech and language differences, and

conversation about embracing diversity. Written by a speech-language pathologist,each book features a character with a communication difference. Characters’strengths and interests are highlighted, while the reader gains an increased understanding of how to support communication.

Readers can feel a connection to the characters as

they reflect on their own experiences and enjoy the sweet and colorful illustration.

Something to Say about My Speech
  • Something to Say About My Speech

By Eden Molineaux Available on Amazon Ages 2-12

The Something to Say Collection promotes self-advocacy, understanding of speech and language differences, and conversation about embracing diversity. Written by a speech-language pathologist, each book features a character with a communicationdifference. Characters’ strengths and interests are highlighted, while the reader gains an increased understanding of how to support communication.

Readers can feel a connection to the characters as

they reflect on their own experiences and enjoy the sweet and colorful illustrations.

Something to Say about Stuttering
  • Something to Say About My Stuttering

By Eden Molineaux Available on Amazon Ages 2-12

Alex loves dirt biking, soccer, and helping his mom with his little sister. He alsohappens to stutter. Alex shares what it is like for him when he stutters, as well as ways to help make communication a little easier.

The Something to Say Collection promotes self-advocacy, understanding of speech and language differences, and conversation about embracing diversity. Written by a speech-language pathologist, each book features a character with a communicationdifference. Characters’ strengths and interests are highlighted, while the reader gains an increased understanding of how to support communication.

Readers can feel a connection to the characters as

they reflect on their own experiences and enjoy the sweet and colorful illustrations.

Learning to Read is a Ball: Promote Your Child's Language Development & Early Literacy Skills (Early Reader Books Level 1) by [Kimberly Scanlon]

Learning to Read is a Ball by Kimberly Scanlon Available on Amazon

Ages PreK-Kindergarten

Do you want to prepare your child to be a lifelong, successful, and passionate reader? Then jump start your child’s language development and pre reading skillswhile having a ball!

This is not just another book for beginning

readers. Kimberly Scanlon, licensed speech therapist and top selling author of My Toddler Talks has created an innovative resource full of simple-to-understand reading strategies to assist in building your child’s language and early literacy skills. Learning to Read is a Ball is a unique and versatile book that can be usedwith any early readers, including: toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. It is a must-have for anyone interested in developing reading skills and emergent literacy in young children.

Your child will almost certainly learn to read faster if you apply these techniques.

Learning to Read is a Ball combines a rhyming 28-page picture book about ballswith a 17 Page Parent Guide that includes:

  1. Specific techniques to develop oral language using different reading styles.
  2. Strategies to use synonyms and antonyms to build vocabulary
  • Various approaches to encourage storytelling
  • Dynamic tips to play with rhymes and alliteration to build the understanding that words are made up of different sounds
  • Thoughtful tactics to highlight letters and words to stimulate print awareness
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Wonderful Things by Valerie Doherty Available on Amazon

Ages Birth and up

Wonderful Things is a celebration of the sights, sounds, and events that surround usin our world. Written in simple text and rhyme with accompanying soft, soothing illustrations, Wonderful Things is meant to be enjoyed as a “sweet dreams, little one,” read aloud experience between the youngest listeners and their caregivers.

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Ricky Really Can’t Draw by Available on Amazon

Ages PreK-Grade 3

Ricky really wants to draw like Rita. When the Yearly Art Show takes place at their school, Ricky sees his chance to impress Rita; but it doesn’t quite work out as expected. The story, written by a speech-language pathologist, provides a fun way for kids to practice the tricky “r” sound. It includes a variety of pre- and post-vocalic /r/ sounds, as well as /r/ blends, across word positions perfect for a speech therapy session, the classroom, or just for fun. Includes a data collection sheet for speech pathologists to track /r/ progress.

Harmony Hears a Hoot by Fara Augustover (2014) Hardcover

Harmony Hears a Hoot by Fara Augustover Available on Amazon

Ages PreK-Grade 3

Harmony Hears a Hoot is a children’s book about a young owl name Harmony who relates to kids with and without hearing loss and teaches tolerance with her adventures!

Follow Harmony on her first day of school as she meets new friends, enjoys her classes, and teaches everyone what it’s like to have something unique about themselves. This book is appropriate for children with hearing aids, cochlear implants, BAHA, and more. It’s also recommended for adults with hearing loss and devices to assist in explaining them to children.

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Speech Class Rules by Rhond Wojcicki Available on Amazon

Ages K-Middle School

This is a staple for all speech classrooms and speech therapists. Created with the vision of educating everyone about speech therapy, this book is being used tointroduce the concept of therapy to children recently diagnosed,

provide a story and characters that children already in speech can relate to, and help parents, educators, and children not in speech understand what speech and language disorders are about. Although Speech Class Rules is set in an elementaryschool is appropriate for any speech therapy setting. A light-hearted story lends insight into the semantic, syntactic, phonological, pragmatic, fluency and voice disorders that affect approximately 10% of all children in the United States. This is a staple for all speech classrooms and speech therapists. It is also an excellent book to read to the regular classrooms to educate the other children why the speech students go to speech.

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Sammy Goes to Speech by Marissa Siegel Available on Amazon

Ages 2-8

This is an excellent book to introduce children to speech. It can be read by parents or speech/language pathologists to new speech students. Sammy wants to communicate, but he is not able. The story takes Sammy and his family on a hunt tofind his voice. After looking everywhere, they end up at a speech-language pathologist’s office. Along with his stuffy, Mr. Monster, Sammy and his Mom learn new ways to develop his speech and language skills. The author, Marissa Siegel (speech/language pathologist) provides tips and activities at the end for parents and educators to encourage speech and language development for young children.

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My Second Year of Kindergarten By Rebecca Eisenberg Available on Amazon

Do you have a child or student who is repeating kindergarten? My Second Year of Kindergarten tells the story of a young boy named Peter who discovers progress, support, and triumph when repeating kindergarten. This book was designed with aspecialized font to assist children that may have reading disabilities.

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Farting Four-Toed Troll by Lavelle Carlson Available on Amazon andwww.slpstoryteller.com Ages 3-10

Can the Farting Four-Toed Troll (Christmas troll) carry out his kind deeds insecret, so no one hears him? Will he inspire others to help feed the hungry animals?

Poop! Fart! These are the words that can be so embarrassing for parents and grandparents. Furthermore, it is certainly a headache for preschooler and early elementary teachers to try to instill appropriate language in their young students.Well, Farting Four-Toed Troll gives a great opportunity for parents and teachers to talk about these words in a way that is more appropriate. Using this book is a pleasant way to teach children the use of “good”

words vs. “bad” words. Introduce the book title and say, “Hmmm, should we say Farting Four-Toed Troll or Christmas Troll? I wonder how the troll would feel if we called him a farting troll.” You can also introduce manners during the reading of the book as the troll says, “Excuse me” after he lets off gas. Was there a mother troll who thanked him for using his manners? Always talk about kindness to children and different words that are “kind” words that make people feel good. It is important to teach our children the pragmatics of communicating in a way that will enhance their social abilities.

Another important lesson children will learn from the Christmas troll is theimportance of sharing and helping others.

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Special Like My Sister by Christina Colonna

Available on Amazon Ages PreK-Grade 3

This book is written about a seven year old girl named Mary, who wonders how shecan be like her best friend and sister Rose, when Rose has a disability and Mary doesn’t.

As she starts thinking about all of the ways the two of them are different, she quickly realizes that they have just as many ways that they are alike. Marydiscovers that not only are she and her sister similar, they are both special in their own ways.

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Galapagos Rules! Postcards from Poppies

The Parent Teacher Choice Award June 2019 – kindness Available on Amazon and www.slpstorytellers.com

Ages 4-10

How many times can you say blue-footed booby? Have you seen Giant tortoises? See iguanas that are large enough to make one think of dinosaurs? Take your child on a book visit to the Galapagos Islands? These are some of the most pristine places left and will remain so as long as they are protected. Few children will have theopportunity to see the biodiversity one finds in these islands. Travel through the islands in the book, Galapagos Rules! Postcards from Poppies, to learn the rules that protect all the diverse species on the islands. Children and adults reading to children will enjoy and learn of all the beautiful animals by seeing the stunning photos of the animals taken by the author.

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Elle Bella Just Can’t Tell Ya by Hallie Sherman Available on Amazon

Meet Ella Bella, an adorable young girl struggling to find the right words to say! Follow along as she learns and practices a strategy to help her get her point across. Ella Bella Just Can’t Tell Ya will entertain children while teaching them vocabulary and word retrieval strategies. This fun and interactive book is perfect for preschooland early elementary children, as well as any that find word retrieval a challenge. This is a perfect read for speech- language pathologists, parents, and teachers who are looking for a book to show children they are not alone.

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Artie is Awesome by Deidra Darst Available on Amazon Ages PreK-Grade 3

“Every child is special, I tell you that’s true…” Meet our awesome friend Artie: he loves trains, playing chase, and eating pizza. Artie also has autism. Let’s appreciate the differences that make each one of us. Parents and teachers can use this bookthat helps other children understand the differences of all others.

Aiden McGee Gets A Case of The Actuallys Kindle Edition

Aiden McGee Gets a Case of the Actuallys by Available on Amazon as eBook

Does your brilliant child correct you before you’ve even had your coffee?

Aiden has a case of “The Actuallys,” and just can’t help but correct others on the most trivial of facts. Is it a turtle or a tortoise? Is a tomato a fruit? With every misspoken word, Aiden just has to interject, and often it embarrasses the people around him. One day, someone gives him a piece of advice that could change everything. Come find out how to cure “The Actuallys”

Parents, Gifted Teachers, Social Skill Mentors, OccupationalTherapists, Speech

Therapists, Counselors, and School Counselors will all

enjoy exploring the topic of kindness, manners, and intelligence with their child.

  • Check out the thought provoking questions at the end!
  • Notice the diversity depicted throughout the beautiful illustrations!
  • Reflect on social skills, intelligence, kindness, and nuance!
  • Great tool for any child to discuss social nuances.
  • Families of gifted children, children with autism, twice exceptional children may see a need for a teaching tool to address the tricky topic of manners, and this could help!
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The Boy Who Thought He Was a Plane

By Davene Fahy Available on Amazon Ages PreK-Grade 4

All children with a vivid imagination will love this story. The Boy Who Thought He Was a Plane is a charming days- of-the-week book as well as the story of Donny–who has an exceptional imagination. When Donny’s father tells him its’ time to dowhat has to be done every day, Donny transforms himself into all sorts of animals and objects until it’s time for… Use this book to talk about various animals and what your child would do if he/she were this animal.

Anthony Best: A Picture Book about Asperger's by [Davene Fahy, Carol Inouye]

Anthony Best by Davene Fahy Available on Amazon

Ages 3-10

Anthony Best is a beautiful story for teachers, parents, and speech therapists to help other children understand differences – some that make a child very special. Anthony is one who screams at loud noises, doesn’t like to be called “Tony,” spins around in circles to have fun, and throws sand at kids in the sandbox. Other kidslaugh at silly knock- knock jokes, but not Anthony; he simply stands and stares. And instead of giggling, he flaps his hands when he is happy. Anthony has Asperger’s syndrome, which makes him see the world in a different way. But his friend Hannah knows that although Anthony is different and doesn’t play like other kids, he has something very special inside— something that makes him “the best.” When Anthony receives a new piano, his hidden talent is revealed.

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Charlie Who Couldn’t Say His Name by Davene Fahy Available on Amazon

Ages 4-10

Charlie cannot say his own name. Luckily, his teacher understands and sends him to a speech therapist. After going to speech therapy Charlie learned to say hisname.

Any adult who knows a child with a speech difficulty will find this book helpful to assist other children in understanding Charlie and all children with speech difficulties. This book can be helpful to read to the children with a speech difficulty as well to reassure them that they will overcome their problems. It is a simply written book with beautiful illustrations.

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Kindness Matters by Julie Thill-Stellman

Available on Amazon Ages PreK-Grade 3

“Kindness Matters” is a children’s book that captures an essential component ofearly social skills. This book helps children become better friends, classmates and citizens.

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When Your Pet Dies A Healing Handbook for Kids

By Victoria Ryan Available on Amazon Ages PreK-Grade 3

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When Your Grandparent Dies by Victoria Ryan Available on Amazon

Ages PreK-Grade 3

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The Big City Dance by Valerie Dougherty

Available on Amazon Ages 3-8

Moe Doodle is a country mouse who decides to move to the Big City in search of excitement and adventure. Although he finds plenty of fun, he soon realizes he is homesick and missing his friends. Children enjoy the rhyme and rhythm whilediscovering how Moe solves his problems while living in the Big City.

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The Light Was Always There by Felicity Conlan Available on Amazon

Everyone’s lives were turned upside down when the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. Strict restrictions were put in place by the government and people struggled to adapt to their new isolated environment at home. Children wereexpected to transfer to online learning immediately and were no longer able to see their extended family, friends, or teachers. This story tells the reality of the pandemic through the eyes of a child. It reminds us that even though there were challenging times, there was some positivity (the light) to all of this – a new appreciation for the little things in life.

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If . . . by Laura Canetti Available on Amazon Ages 2-8

“If” is a book written to inspire children to be individuals, creative, and kind. “If” asks many questions in rhyming format through the eyes of a butterfly. “If you were a butterfly where would you go, who would your friends be, and how would you decorate your wings?” Explore the possibilities with your child through fun and imagination. Learn about your child’s personality. Would they fly fast or slow? Would they stay home or travel the world? Write down their answers in a journal and see if their answers change from year to year! Teach your child that everyone can choose their own flight path in life. Teach your children that people and butterflies may look different, but they are all uniquely beautiful.

Chapter 4

Books for therapists and parents to assist children with various diagnoses

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My Toddler’s First Words by Kimberly Scanlon Available on Amazon

Ages – Parents, SLPs, and Teachers

This is written in an easy-to-understand, resource for parents to assist them in developing an action plan to effectively model, elicit, track, and expand a toddler’s language. This book can also be a valuable resource for speech/languagepathologists to pass tips to the parents.

The author provides a 30-day workbook to establish a program with easy-to-understand examples to help readers learn the fundamental concepts for improving a toddler’s early communication.

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My Toddler Talks by Kimberly Scanlon Available on Amazon

Ages – Parents, SLPs, and Teachers

Are you concerned that your child is not talking as much as his peers? Is he growing increasingly frustrated because he can’t tell you his wants and needs. This is a must-have for anyone interested in teaching young children language.

Learn strategies to model and elicit language. Learn how to engage your toddler with play routines that stimulate speech while having fun. The guide includes detailed steps, numerous examples, and play routine activities to facilitate learningand language development. MY TODDLER TALKS includes 25 fun and effective play routines designed to improve your child’s speech and language skills and so much more. The author provides charts for tracking word growth. MY TODDLER TALKS is a good resource for: Parents, Grandparents & Caregivers-Speech Therapists-

Speech Therapy Grad Students-Early Intervention Specialists-Early ChildhoodEducators-Occupational & Physical Therapists.

Learning to Read is a Ball: Promote Your Child's Language Development & Early Literacy Skills (Early Reader Books Level 1) by [Kimberly Scanlon]

Learning to Read is a Ball by Kimberly Scanlon Available on Amazon

Specialists-Early Childhood Educators-Occupational & Physical Therapists.

Ages 2-Kindergarten

Jump start your child’s language development and pre- reading skills while having a ball!

This is not just another book for beginning readers. Kimberly Scanlon provides strategies to assist in building a

child’s language and early literacy skills. It is a must-have for any interested indeveloping reading skills and emergent literacy in young children.

Learning to Read is a Ball combines a rhyming 20-page picture storybook with a 17-page Parent Guide with many techniques and strategies to develop oral languageand pre- reading skills.

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Gratitude Journal for Kids by Kimberly Scanlon

Available on Amazon

Gratitude Journal for Kids: Teaching Your Child to Reflect and Appreciate Life One Day At A Time is a beautifully designed journal that aims to teach children how to notice the wonderful gifts in life. Practicing gratitude on a daily basis has the power to lift spirits, dampen stress, and create happiness. Using this journal can help your child cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Inside this gratitude journal you’ll find:

  • Writing lines suitable for children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary grades
  • Four rotating writing prompts to engage but are consistent to keep children accustomed to the daily writing routine
  • A call for children to express gratitude with kind deeds
  • Suggestions for age-appropriate kind actions and deeds
  • A list of the author’s favorite children’s books on gratitude
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Help Me Talk Right – L Sound by Mirla G. Raz Help Me Talk Right – RSound by Mirla G. Raz Help Me Talk Right – S Sound by Mirla G. Raz

Preschool Stuttering-What Parents Can Do by Mirla G. Raz Available on https://www.helpmetalkright.com/books/

These four books are a “must have” in a therapy room for referral on techniquesof production for the /l/,/ /r/, and /s/ phonemes. The books are a complete therapy program.

They are excellent resources for the production of the sounds and how to work on stuttering. Speech assistants will benefit from the “how-to.” Parents can do thepractice sessions for the carryover. And, last but not least, speech/language pathology students at the graduate level can benefit from these for their clinicals.

JASON'S SECRET: Complete Edition (The Jason Loring Trilogy Book 1)

Jason’s Secret by Ellen-Marie Silverman Available on Amazon

Ages 9-18

Jason Loring is beginning fifth grade in a new school. He hopes this time, this one time, he will fit in. He is smart. He dresses cool. And he’s good at chess. Butwhenever he starts to talk, he never knows whether IT will happen and he will look and sound weird, bad weird. That can make him explode. What happens at the new school, why his father shares his secret, and how Jason changes leads to acceptance at last.

Winning: A Novel, The Jason Loring Trilogy Book 2 By Ellen-Marie Silverman

Available on Amazon

Ages 9-18

winning: a novel (The Jason Loring Trilogy Book 2) by [Ellen-Marie Silverman]

Jason Loring, about to enter high school, yearns to succeed. The stutter that darkened his life no longer overwhelms him. By his reckoning, he has “kicked stuttering to the side of the road” and won. The year has been one of searching for away to withstand the chaos, loneliness, and brutality of family life and to rebound from the aftermath of a hate crime. A circle of friends, “The Fresh Air Five,” each of whom faces challenges of his or her own, supports him and each other as they wend their way toward high school and beyond. Jason’s story is one of bravery, first love, and the refinement of a good heart.

Ellen-Marie Silverman first introduced readers to Jason Loring in “Jason’s Secret”as a 10-year-old beginning fifth grade in a new school determined to hide his stuttering.

Ellen-Marie Silverman has had a stuttering problem that propelled her to become aspeech pathologist. She is a poet,

painter, photographer, and naturalist who lives in the United States.

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Make Social Learning Stick! By Elizabeth Sautter Available athttps://www.makesociallearningstick.com Guide for Therapists, Teachers, Counselors, Parents

Often, speech/language pathologists need additional training on behavioral issuesafter completing formal

schooling. This book was written by a speech/language pathologist, but the tips and practical advice can support parents, counselors, and teachers in addressing social situations to reduce anxiety. Ms. Sautter will show you how to teach a child to understand social rules while navigating social situations. Learn how to support achild who exhibits anxiety, strong emotions, sensitivities and mood swings.

Following the program increases a child’s confidence and calmness.

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Whole Body Listening at Home

By Kristen Wilson and Elizabeth Sautter Parents/Teachers/Counselors/Speechlanguage Pathologists

Available on Amazon

These two colorfully illustrated storybook, based on the idea created by Susanne Poulette Truesdale (1990), provides fun ways to teach children an abstract but essential idea – that their eyes, hands, brains – their whole bodies! – communicate and affect the people around them. Parents, teachers and therapists use this book to teach this challenging concept through illustrated scenarios at home, in the car, with friends, with grandparents – and a number of other very recognizable situations. Abook for all younger kids, it can be read with the child and the child can then read the book on his or her own, with siblings, friends, grandparents – it’s sure to spark some great discussions!

Whole Body Listening at School is our 2nd book in our two- part series to help our students develop a better concept of holistic listening, or Whole Body Listening. In this charming comic book, based on the idea created by Susanne Poulette Truesdale (1990), the authors, Sautter and Wilson explore how two siblings, Leah and Luka struggle to focus their brains and bodies during the school day. Kindly, a peer mentor helps to explain to these students how they need to use their eyes, hands, feet, heart, brain, etc. to listen in group environments to not only access the information but to work as part of a group. Preschool through 2nd – 3rd grade

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Playing With Purpose by Emily Cohen https://www.tandemspeechtherapy.com/playing-with- purpose/

Playing With Purpose is a wonderful approach to follow for anyone who interacts or works with children on a daily basis. It’s designed for caregivers, teachers, speech- language pathologists, and parents that want to help children grow an improve their communication and play skills.

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The Buggies In Bella’s Belly by Alana Cohen Available on Amazon

Ages 5-7 years

Join Bella as she discovers the good and bad buggies in her belly, what they do, and how they make her feel. Bella teams up with her good buggy friends to help themwin the battle against the bad buggies. She also learns how to make her army of good buggies strong to keep her healthy and happy! About the Author: AlanaCohen, M.S. CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist who understands that the way something is communicated can change everything.

Alana holds her Masters degree from Teachers College of Columbia University, buther real training began when she first became a mom. When her daughter experienced changes and mood swings that were beyond typical

“terrible twos” and “threenager” behavior, she knew she had to figure out what wasreally going on. It finally became clear that the root cause was her gut health. When faced with the need to make significant changes to her daughter’s diet, she knew she had to keep things positive and get her daughter on board. And so, the “buggies”were born. And it worked! A year later, when her four-year old daughter asked her why everyone doesn’t know about the buggies, Alana knew she had to spread theword. Now, she has made it her mission to teach kids about health and the gut-brain connection in a fun & meaningful way

Mindfulness & Stuttering By Ellen-Marie Silverman, PH.D

Available on Amazon

Mindfulness & Stuttering provides information to help the reader decide whether or not mindfulness may be a congenial strategy to help resolve a stuttering problem.

Recent research verifies that mindfulness, a means to greater self-awareness and well-being practiced for more than 2,500 years, facilitates desired personal change. From reducing stress to lessening negative self-talk and by improving the ability to learn new skills, practicing mindfulness leads to living with greater ease. Ellen-Marie Silverman, Ph.D., a speech pathologist for more than 40 years and a Fellow of the American Speech-Hearing- Language Association, has been practicingmindfulness for more than 16 years and has used the practice with her own stuttering problem to speak and communicate with greater ease. In Mindfulness & Stuttering, she addresses questions and concerns people may have about the practice of mindfulness and its application to stuttering problems and describes the use of six mindfulness techniques — shamatha-vipassana, working with shenpa, maitri, lojong, using gatha’s, and tonglen — as secular practices. She shows how mindfulness can help address two concerns people with a covert orovert stuttering problem may have, Fear of Stuttering and Struggling to Speak, and offers suggestions for constructively managing impatience, boredom, and relapse, obstacles that can arise when learning to speak with greater ease. Dr. Silverman is the author of Relief From Stuttering. Laying the Groundwork to Speak with Greater Ease.

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Books by Speech/Language Pathologists for general Reading for bothchildren and adults, not necessarily therapy related.

The Picklefry Twins, Mystery in the Bermuda Triangle

By Molly McIntyyre Ages 5-9

What if you got home from school and found your parents were lost somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle?

This charming book tells the story of the Picklefry twins, Blake and Olivia, who must work together to find their

parents’ missing plane in the Bermuda Triangle. Can they solve the mystery of notonly their missing parents and their passengers but, why all on the plane are sound asleep?

Join the twins on their adventure, bounding over houses with Blake’s magical boots, soaring in Olivia’s hot air balloon, struggling with the mysterious effects of the Bermuda Triangle, and seeking the antidote to wake up the passengers of the plane.

The appendix includes three real-life mysteries in the Bermuda Triangle including: The ghost ship of the Mary Celeste, the missing USS Cyclops, and the ill-fated Flight19.

Speak of the Devil by Karla Jay Available on Amazon

Marleigh Benning thinks she’s mastered being a home speech therapist in the most remote region of Pennsylvania… and that the steep learning curve is behind her. But in Speak of the Devil further surprises await around the next bend, as her sixunpredictable clients throw her for another loop; her relationship with local fireman, Lawyer, heats up to alarm-level arson; and she discovers why her birthparents went underground. The biggest danger Marleigh faces as she traverses the rolling, verdant terrain, going house by house to improve speech and articulation, is her inadvertent entanglement in a clandestine heroin operation.

Speaking in Tungs by Karla Jay Available on Amazon

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This is a fun read for speech/language pathologists as the main character is a traveling speech/language pathologist who becomes in a mystery on her visits tohelp clients in the country. In this entertaining first novel, set in rural Pennsylvania, a young San Francisco woman searches for her birthparents and from the moment she arrives in the backwoods town of Tungston, she falls under the spell of unforgettable characters, the unexpected-but-real threat of a violent fugitive, and the unexpected-but-real charm of a local fireman-all leading her to discover the truemeaning of family.

When We Were Brave by [Karla M. Jay]

When We Were Brave by Karla Jay

Available on Amazon

In WHEN WE WERE BRAVE, we find a conflicted SS officer, Wilhelm Falk, who risks everything to escape the Wehrmacht and get out the message about the deathcamps. Izaak is a young Jewish boy whose positive outlook is challenged daily aseach new perilous situation comes along. American citizens, Herbert Müller and his family, are sent back to the hellish landscape of Germany because of the DNA coursing through their veins. In the panorama of World War II, these are the high-stakes plots and endearing characters whose braided fates we pray will work out in the end.

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Colors of Maine by Davene Fahy Available on Amazon

Ages 5-10

This is a book that could be used in an art class for all children. This book shows a beautiful scene of Maine for each of the 10 colors that children will learn. If the readers already know their colors, they will appreciate the charming illustrations of Maine which emphasize all of the basic colors of the spectrum. They will enjoydiscovering all of the details on the page which have a specific color. With Thomas Block’s exceptional drawings and the rhyming catchy text by Davene Fahy, boys and girls both will be drawn to the story over and over again.

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Stories of A Speech Pathologist By Brian Hurley Available on Amazon

Adult

The stories in this book are from real encounters with real patients. Of course, because of HIPAA names have been changed and certain information has been withheld. These are actual experiences I have shared with some of the best folks I’ve worked with. To be in healthcare, you need to be caring, compassionate, and working for one person: the patient sitting in front of you. I take that role veryseriously. With that being said, some of these stories may come across

as shocking, funny, disappointing, or even vulgar; but my hope is that they give yousomething to connect to, laugh at, think about, and appreciate. I share these storiesto provide a chance for you to look at the healing process in a light- hearted, positive way. Remember that all patients are humans with a story to tell. And in my case, they are much older and have experienced much more in life. It is with my deepest wishes that any human working for any other human will try to connect with them, make it a positive experience, and perhaps learn in the process. Start the new year with a laugh, and supporting a worthy cause!! There is enough negative information out there everyday, perhaps this short read will bring a smile to your face.

Husker Game Day by Valerie Doherty Available on Amazon

Husker Game Day is a tribute to the Nebraska Cornhuskers and their loyal fans. It captures the excitement, spirit, and joy of college football game days. The text is written in simple language, rhyme, and rhythm for young listeners and readers. However, it is intended to be enjoyed by Husker fans off all ages!


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