Books have been a mainstay of speech therapy for hundreds of years. Whether it’s to practice reading or develop literacy, books are a part of every speech therapist’s library.
However, in recent years, the development of digital audio books has given speech therapists a new option. Digital audio books can be used in conjunction with traditional print versions to reinforce the reading process. Digital audio books are also great to use when practicing creativity and storytelling—they make it easy to record and play back students’ work and create a safe space for failure and creative growth.
As your child becomes more and more talkative, you’ll want to start introducing them to books. Books are a great tool for teaching new words and ideas, as well as developing reading skills. For kids with speech difficulties, books can also be fun ways to work on speech therapy.
There are tons of Thanksgiving books out there, but many of them are too difficult for beginning readers or don’t have good opportunities for learning new words. We’ve rounded up some of the best options out there to help you find the right books for your child.
It’s no secret that books are a great way to help your child build the skills they need to improve their speech. But sometimes it can be hard to find the right book, or to find the time to read with your child and integrate their speech therapy goals into the reading session. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Thanksgiving-themed books that are just perfect for including in your speech therapy sessions with your child.
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, but it can also be a good time to work on speech therapy goals. Reading aloud provides opportunities for modeling appropriate pronunciation and speech sounds and encouraging your child to imitate you.
This classic might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Thanksgiving book, but it’s perfect for practicing prepositions and attributes (i.e., “The cat in the hat is wearing a red bowtie”). It’s also a great book for talking about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
This book is adorable and easy to read aloud with your students. It’s great for asking “yes/no” questions and working on “r” articulation skills. Plus, you can use it to talk about things that are different and things that are the same.
Speech therapy is a great way to help children with their speech and language development. It can be fun, engaging, and educational all at the same time. One of the best ways to incorporate speech therapy into a child’s life is through books. Books are an excellent tool for improving vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and many other skills that speech therapists work on every day with their clients.