This topical guide on speech-language resources for early intervention practitioners will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC
    Pat Mirenda & Teresa Iacono (Eds.)
    Brookes, 2009
    This book examines the effect of augmentative and alternative communication strategies on the communication, social skills, and behavior of individuals with autism.
     WM 203.5 .A939mi 2009  259902171
  • Becoming Verbal with Childhood Apraxia
    Pam Marshalla
    Marshalla Speech and Language, 2007
    This book helps therapists and parents learn how to help children become more vocal, verbal, communicative, imitative and interactive.
    WL 340 .M369b 2001 441492313
  • Communicative Competence for Individuals Who Use AAC: From Research to Effective Practice
    Janice C. Light, David R. Beukelman, & Joe Reichle (Eds.)
    Brookes, 2003
    This book provides research and methods covering standards of linguistic, operational, social, and strategic competence of children using augmentative and alternative communication.
     WL 340.2 .C7348 2003  51839004
  • Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with Speech Disorder
    Barbara Dodd (Ed.)
    Whurr, 2005
    This book for pediatric speech and language therapists discusses norms of speech development as well as intervention programs for subgroups of speech disorders.
     WM 475 .D569 2005  58554192
  • Exemplary Practices for Beginning Communicators: Implications for AAC
    Joe Reichle, David R. Beukelman, & Janice C. Light (Eds.)
    Brookes, 2002
    This text for speech-language pathologists and other professionals discusses how augmentative and alternative communication can help establish beginning communication skills among children and other individuals who experience significant communication challenges.
     WL 340.2 .E96 2002  47667356
  • Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children
    A. Lynn Williams, Sharynne McLeod, & Rebecca J. McCauley (Eds.)
    Brookes, 2010
    This book provides in-depth examinations of 23 evidence-based phonological and articulatory interventions for young children with functional or motor-based speech disorders. This textbook also includes a DVD with footage demonstrating evidence-based practice.
     WL 340.2 .I612 2010  435728457
  • Let’s Talk Together: Home Activities for Early Speech & Language Development
    Cory Poland & Amy Chouinard
    Talking Child, 2008
    This book provides caregivers and parents with over 55 activities that are designed to enrich children’s speech and language abilities.
     LB 1139.5 .L35 .P762 2008  301797550
  • Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages
    Diane Chapman Bahr & Argye Elizabeth Hillis
    Allyn & Bacon, 2001
    A clinical handbook for speech-language pathologists, this book guides practitioners through the process of developmentally appropriate oral-motor assessment, evaluation, and treatment of children of all ages, including infants and toddlers.
     WL 340.2 .B151o 2001  44421024
  • Phonological Disorders in Children: Clinical Decision Making in Assessment and Intervention
    Alan G. Kamhi & Karen E. Pollock (Eds.)
    Brookes, 2005
    In this book, a dozen experts discuss phonological disorders in children, including assessment, classification, intervention, and the selection of goals and targets.
     WL 340.2 .P574kam 2005  57432248
  • Treatment of Language Disorders in Children
    Rebecca J. McCauley & Marc E. Fey (Eds.)
    Brookes, 2006
    This textbook helps speech-language graduate students to evaluate, compare, select, and apply effective interventions for children with language disorders. The book examines 15 widely used interventions. It includes a DVD with video footage.
     WL 340.2 .T784 2006  62133783
  • Working with Families in Speech-Language Pathology
    Nicole Watts Pappas & Sharynne McLeod (Eds.)
    Plural Publishing, 2008
    This book for professionals discusses the evidence base for parent and family involvement in different areas of speech-language pathology (SLP) clinical practice and also discusses the most effective ways of interacting with and involving parents in SLP intervention.
     WL 340.2 .W926p 2008  166358778


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.

  • Discovery: Pathways To Better Speech For Children With Down Syndrome
    81 minute; DVD
    Blueberry Shoes Productions; 2005.
    This film takes the viewer into the real world of speech in children with Down syndrome. Through examples, interviews and stories, the DVD shows how parents and professionals can bring forth better speech and communication.
     WS 107 .D611s 2005  64388728
  • It Takes Two to Talk
    126-minute DVD
    Hanen Centre, 2006
    This companion to the It Takes Two to Talk book provides video examples of activities parents and professionals can use to develop the language and communication skills of young children.
     LB 1139 .L3 .I88 2006  232958997
  • More Than Words: Promoting the Communication Development of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social
    Communication Challenges
    5-hour DVD
    Hanen Centre, 2008
    This companion to the “More Than Words” book provides parents and professionals with visual examples of strategies to implement in improving the language and communication skills of children with social and communication challenges, such as autism spectrum disorder.
     WM 203.5 .S964dvd 2008  318360527
  • Speech, Language, And Hearing Milestones: Birth To Age Five
    44 minute; DVD
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; 2005
    Presents normal infant development with emphasis on hearing, speech, and language development. The video also discusses the credentials and services of speech language pathology and audiology. Age-specific milestones are addressed. This video is for parents and professionals and provides examples of normal speech, language, and hearing development, as well as tips on when parents should seek treatment.
     WS 105.5 .C8 S742 2005  70273319
  • Supporting the Communication of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    127-minute DVD
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2005
    This self-study video focuses on communication and assessment methodologies and strategies for toddlers and school-age children. Through the case studies of two children with ASD, the video provides theoretical and research background, as well as evidence-based information and practical examples.
     WM 203.5 .S959d 2005  71392890


  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
    The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association site contains numerous resources for professionals, including topic-specific guides, continuing education opportunities, ASHA publications, articles, an online store, and the latest research.
  • American Academy of Audiology
    The American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists.


The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us for more information.

  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 4(2), 31-36
    Developing an Early Intervention Preservice Specialization in Speech-Language Pathology
    Joanne E. Roberts, Elizabeth Crais, Thomas Layton, Linda Watson, & Debbie Reinhartsen. (1995)
    This article describes an early intervention program designed for use by speech-language pathologists, preparing them to work with birth to 5-year-old children and their families in a family-centered and interdisciplinary manner.
  • Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43(5), 1061–1071
    Predicting Language Outcomes for Young Prelinguistic Children with Developmental Delay
    Amy M. Calandrella & M. Jeanne Wilcox. (2000)
    This article presents a study that examined the relationship between young children’s prelinguistic communication behaviors and subsequent expressive and receptive language outcomes.
  • Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (42) 341-364
    Testing and Beyond: Strategies and Tools for Evaluation and Assessment of Infants and Toddlers
    Elizabeth R. Crais. July 2011
    This article condenses the ASHA document Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in Early Intervention: Guidelines.
  • Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools 34(3), 180-193
    Early Identification of and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers Who Are at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Julian Woods & Amy Wetherby, 2003
    For young children with autism spectrum disorder, research indicates that intervention provided before age 3 has a much greater impact than intervention provided after age 5. This is consistent with early intervention research with other populations
  • Seminars in Speech and Language, 27(1), 10-20
    Developing and Implementing Early Intervention Plans for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Vanessa Khouri Smith & Ann Dillenbeck. (2006)
    This article presents promising practices for speech-language pathologists to use while collaboratively developing and implementing early intervention plans for children with ASD and their families.

Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.

Speech-Language Resources for Early Intervention Practitioners