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

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.


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.
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

Clinical Workbook for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
Robert Kraemer
Plural Publishing Inc., 2018
This workbook is designed for speech language pathology assistants and includes speech sound disorders, language disorder, literacy, voice, and fluency disorders, among many other topics.
WL 340.2 .K8551 2018 956751414

Communicative Competence for Individuals Who Use AAC: From Research to Effective Practice
Janice C. Light, et al. (Eds.)
Brookes Publishing, 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

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.
LB 3454 .P8874 2016 Vol. 1 1112735559

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, et al. (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, et al. (Eds.)
Brookes Publishing, 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 about Talking : Ways to Strengthen the 11 Skills all Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge
Laura Mize, 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.
WL 340.2 .M6996 20171050450083

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.
 LB 1139.5 .L35 .P762 2008   301797550

Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages
Diane Chapman Bahr and 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 Kamhi and Karen 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

Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Childhood Intervention : Working with Infants, Toddlers, Families, and Other Care Providers
Kathleen Ross
Plural Publishing, 2018
This book presents practicing clinicians and graduate students with the skills necessary to provide evidence-based best practice services to young clients struggling to gain functional communication skills and their families.
WL 340.2 .R7331 20181004827999

Teach Me to Talk: Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers
Laura Mize, 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.
WL 340.2 .M6995bu 2012 1029438792

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.
 WL 340.2 .T784 2006   62133783

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.
 WL 340.3 .C312 2014  854956913

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.
 WL 340.2 .W926p 2008   166358778


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.
 WS 107 .D611s 2005   64388728

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.
 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 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.
 WS 105.5 .C8 S742 2005   70273319

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.
 WM 203.5 .S959d 2005  71392890

Teach Me to Talk. Apraxia and Phonological Disorders
180 min; 3 DVDs, 2009
These DVDs present an explanation of apraxia, demonstrations of the latest techniques to help children learn to use understandable speech.
WL 340.2 .M69ap 20091030159744


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.

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.

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.

ASHA Special Interest Groups

Core Knowledge and Skills in Early Intervention Speech-Language Pathology Practice

Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology

Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Intervention: Guidelines

Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists and Early Intervention: ASHA Practice Policies, Documents Support EI Role

Year 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs (Joint Committee on Infant Hearing)

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, Polish, Chinese, and Korean.

Speech-Language Resources for Early Intervention Practitioners