Speech-Language Resources


This topical guide will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse and other sources.

Contact us via online form or by phone (1-877-275-3227) to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Note that some videos may be viewed online, and journal titles will take you to the publisher’s homepage.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC
Pat Mirenda and Teresa Iacono (Eds.)
Brookes Publishing, 2009
This book examines the effect of augmentative and alternative communication strategies on the communication, social skills, and behavior of individuals with autism.
Call#: WM 203.5 .A939mi 2009  

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.
Call#: WL 340 .M369b 2001

Curriculum-based Speech Therapy Activities, Volume 1
Scott Prath
Bilinguistics Inc, 2016
This book is full of activities to enhance children’s speech. It is designed for teachers and speech language pathologists.
Call#: LB 3454 .P8874 2016 Vol. 1

Let’s Talk about Talking : Ways to Strengthen the 11 Skills all Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge
Laura Mize
Teachmetotalk.com, 2017
With step-by-step written instructions for tons of FUN and easy-to-implement activities, parents and professionals can be confident in their ability to successfully identify and then strengthen these 11 major skills that encompass all the important social, cognitive, receptive, and expressive milestones that verbal and communicative kids have mastered.
Call#: WL 340.2 .M6996 2017

Let’s Talk Together: Home Activities for Early Speech & Language Development
Cory Poland and 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.
Call#: LB 1139.5 .L35 .P762 2008

Speaking of apraxia : a parents’ guide to childhood apraxia of speech
Leslie Lindsay
Woodbine House, 2020
This book is a layperson’s guide to understanding childhood apraxia of speech and the strategies that can help a child overcome obstacles to age-appropriate speech.
Call#: WL 340 .L7481 2020

Teach Me to Talk: Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers
Laura Mize
Teachmetotalk.com, 2012
This book shows how to model and elicit language in toddlers. There are techniques for speech therapists to use in everyday life. This book is best designed for speech language pathologists, early intervention specialists, or other professionals.
Call#: WL 340.2 .M6995bu 2012

Treatment of Language Disorders in Children
Rebecca McCauley & Marc Fey (Eds.)
Brookes Publishing, 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.
Call#:  WL 340.2 .T784 2006

The Learning to Learn program : Assessment and Therapy Strategies for Early Intervention Providers Serving Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Suspected Autism, and Social Communication Delays
Cari Ebert
Summit Speech Therapy, 2020
This program includes assessments and examples of goals and outcomes, along with specific intervention strategies for facilitating development of the following five foundation skills: nonverbal imitation, joint attention and social referencing, sensory processing and self-regulation, purposeful play, early language development.
Call#: WL 340.2 .E165 2020

The SLP’s Guide to Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech : Effective Therapy Strategies for Toddlers
David Hammer & Cari Ebert
Speech Corner, 2021
This book provides practicing SLPs the hands-on information they need to effectively treat toddlers, preschoolers, and early school-aged children who have or who are suspected of having childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).
Call#: WL 340.2 .H2244 2021

The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices
Julie Causton
Paul H Brookes Publishing Co, 2014
This book is specifically for speech language pathologists trying to be more inclusive in their teaching. Some topics covered are collaborating with others, rethinking students, providing social supports, and more.
Call#: WL 340.3 .C312 2014

Working with Families in Speech-Language Pathology
Nicole Watts Pappas and 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.
Call#: WL 340.2 .W926p 2008  


Discovery: Pathways To Better Speech For Children With Down Syndrome
81 min; 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.
Call#:  WS 107 .D611s 2005  

It Takes Two to Talk
126 min; 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.
Call#: LB 1139 .L3 .I88 2006

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.
Call#: WM 203.5 .S964dvd 2008

Speech, Language, And Hearing Milestones: Birth To Age Five
44 min; 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.
Call#:  WS 105.5 .C8 S742 2005

Supporting the Communication of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
127 min; 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.
Call#: WM 203.5 .S959d 2005

Teach Me to Talk. Apraxia and Phonological Disorders
180 min; 3 DVDs
Teachmetotalk.com, 2009
These DVDs present an explanation of apraxia, demonstrations of the latest techniques to help children learn to use understandable speech.
Call#: WL 340.2 .M69ap 2009

Using Sign Language with Pediatric Patients
5 hr 10 min; DVD
PESI, 2017
In this recording, you will learn to recognize and demonstrate 100 basic signs, the manual alphabet, and numbers from 1-20 as well as how to incorporate them into your practice immediately.
Call#: HV 2474 .U854 2017


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. ASHA Special Interest Groups were created to promote specific professional interests among members, develop communication and networking in diverse professional settings, identify and convey concerns and needs to the Association’s governance, and assist in policy formation.

American Academy of Audiology
The American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists.

American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology
This website contains information about conferences for speech pathologists and audiologists. There are also many resources about speech and audiology available on this site.


American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 4(2), 31-36
Developing an Early Intervention Preservice Specialization in Speech-Language Pathology
Joanne Roberts, et al. (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 Calandrella and 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 Crais. (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 and 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 and 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.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 35(6), 1156-1162
Adam Franks, et al., 2022
Early, consistent reading demonstrates improved language scores as early as 9 months of age. This article discusses the results of a small, single institution study that looked at how setting minimal daily reading expectations impacted daily reading compliance early in life. Available online.

Web Resources

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development
This resource, from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, provides tips to promote children’s speech development. The activities are organized by children’s ages (birth to 2 years, 2 to 4 years, and 4 to 6 years).

ASHA Early Intervention Page
This portion of the ASHA Web site is devoted to professionals who are interested in or are participating in an early intervention program.

Speech-Language Pathologists and Early Intervention: ASHA Practice Policies, Documents Support EI Role
This article describes how ASHA practice policies and documents support the SLP role in EI

Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs
This 2007 position statement from the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing lists principles and guidelines for early hearing detection and intervention programs.

Apraxia Kids
This site, created and run by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), contains numerous resources, including a library of articles on childhood apraxia and an “SLP Start Guide” that outlines important information about childhood apraxia for speech-language professionals.

Better Speech and Hearing
Hearing loss is the number one birth defect in America, affecting approximately 12,000 newborns every year. John Eichwald discusses the importance of early intervention in newborns in this podcast.

Center for Early Learning Literacy (CELL)
Practice Guides with adaptations give ideas on how to make literacy learning activities accessible for young children with disabilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Hearing Loss in Children
This portion of the CDC Web site provides information for families and health professionals. The site contains statistics, research, and resources, including information about the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs and an online parent guide to infant hearing loss.

How to Promote Early Language and Literacy
Learn how children learn to develop the skills necessary to develop language and literacy early in their life.

MedlinePlus Speech and Communication Disorders Page
Medline is a consumer health information resource from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This page contains information on speech and communication disorders, including the latest research, dictionaries, glossaries, statistics, introductions to specific diagnoses, and treatment options.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIDCD supports biomedical research into hearing and communication disorders. The NIDCD site contains a great deal of information for professionals, including consumer health information, the latest research, and grant and funding opportunities.

The Gift of Words: Conversation and Routines (IEL)
Some children start kindergarten with double the vocabulary of others. Knowing many words and understanding them are important in developing thinking skills and in getting ready to read. Also in Spanish, Polish, Chinese, and Korean.

Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Language and Literacy (IEL)
It’s happening again! You’re running errands with your children and suddenly you’re stuck—in traffic, at the clinic, in the checkout line. Many parents find that playful learning activities can help reduce children’s impatience when they have to wait. Also in Spanish and Polish.