Web Resources for Parents
I did a training a few months back for a group of educators and therapists. At the end, I included the following list of resources. It is a collection of websites that highlight a variety of issues and information that is helpful for Early Intervention Speech and Feeding therapy. Some of the topics include apraxia, commonly asked speech and language questions and concerns, toy resources, developmental milestones, dysphagia and many more. Hope you find it helpful!
- http://www.toysrus.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=2269725 - this chart is part of the Toys R Us website. It serves as a resource for parents (and therapists!). The website itself gives toy idea suggestions for children across the ages and also breaks toys down by name brands and categories, such as art and crafts, etc. It is a great resource for anyone looking for therapy tool ideas and/or gifts for children.
- http://www.playtosay.com/ - Great toy resource for parents and therapists. It also suggests toys by age as well as toys for specific speech disorders (i.e. oral motor, pretend play, etc.)!!
- http://kidshealth.org/ - good resource created by the Nemours Foundation and includes "doctor approved information" - helps to explain the nature of speech therapy, when it is needed and how parents can help their child at home.
- http://www.talkingchild.com/ - Baby Babble Videos, resources for both parents and therapists.
- http://www.speechforkids.com/ - answers many commonly asked questions (i.e. Is it normal for my toddler to stutter? Is my child autistic?)
- http://www.apraxia-kids.org/ - breaks down the differences between apraxia and a basic speech delay and clearly explains what parents can do at home and what a therapist can do to treat the disorder.
- http://parentcenter.babycenter.com/ - defines and outlines developmental milestones for children from birth through childhood. This can be very helpful for new parents who are unsure about what their child's development should look like at each age level.
- http://www.dysphagiaplus.com/ -materials for purchase for SLPs, OTs, SIs, and caregivers who work with individuals with disabilities of varying degrees. Materials include augmentative communication devices/oral motor tools/sensory motor toys/etc.
The following resources I have highlighted in previous blog posts:
There are so many resources out there. Please share other website resources YOU use and find helpful with the little ones in your life!!