Resources for Parents & Professionals
Speech Therapy Blogs
Speech Room News
Mommy Speech Therapy (the "worksheets" tab contains free printables for practice with various articulation sounds)
Speech Time Fun
Cooking up Good Speech
Carrie's Speech Corner
Speech Lady Liz
Speaking of Speech (free materials for a variety of speech & language targets)
And don't forget to check out our blog! Let's Talk
Apps for Speech Therapy
Bridging Apps (search for apps that meet your child's needs)
Speech Techie (check out the SLP apps list)
Speech With Milo
Super Duper Inc.
Toca Boca (easy to add language targets into these fun apps)
Peekaboo Apps from Night & Day Studios - great for toddlers
Erik X. Raj Apps (articulation apps made by a speech-language pathologist)
Hamaguchi Apps (receptive & expressive language apps, and apps targeting social-communication skills)
Special Education & IEPs
Federation for Children with Special Needs
"provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities."
A Parent's Guide to Special Education - "Written by the Federation for Children with Special Needs in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Guide is meant to serve as a resource for parents, and the organizations that serve them."
Autism, Social-Communication, & Behavioral Resources
Click to find local ABA providers
Astra Foundation (DIR/Floortime classes offered for parents and professionals; located in Acton, MA.)
Community Autism Resources "A family created and oriented community services organization." Area of coverage includes most of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape, South Shore, and the Islands.
Sensory Friendly Movies (sponsored by AMC theaters)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Identify the Signs of Communication Disorders (a campaign that aims to educate the public about the warning signs of communication disorders)
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) (great resource on Childhood Apraxia of Speech for parents and professionals)
Small Steps in Speech (non-profit organization which provides grants on behalf of children with speech and language disorders for therapies, treatments, communicative devices, and other services aimed at improving their communication skills)
Massachusetts Family TIES (Network For Families & Professionals Supporting Children & Youth With Special Needs) 1-800-905-TIES (8437)
Justice Resource Institute (JRI) has educational advocates and consults for families all across Southeastern Massachusetts.
"PIN" Parent information network provides coaching to parents with children who have wide ranging disabilities or needs. They also have educational advocacy for children in need of more support and to help parents gain access to those services.
Click here for a full list of self help/support groups for people with speech, language, and swallowing disorders