15 Great Blogs to Get FREE Therapy Materials and Inspiration {+ 25 more!}

Last week I posted 12 places online to get FREE therapy materials. In that post, I only talked about websites, and not BLOGS. Today I am going to tell you about some of my favorite blogs to get materials and/or inspiration.

15 Great Blogs to Get Materials

Inspirational Blogs- Inspiring to ditch the worksheets and flashcards
I am not a huge fan of paper-and-pen activities in my speech sessions (although sometimes they do have a time and a place…) and the following blogs provide some great activities to inspire you to step away from the worksheets!

#1 No Time For Flashcards. If you haven’t visited this blog yet, you need to. This blog is FULL of activities that are right up my alley. You can browse the site by age or by category, which is great when planning activities for specific age groups and themes (look in the sidebar). There are TON of activities that can be adapted for therapy depending on your goals. If you didn’t see my recent post on my Spider Web gross motor speech activity, make sure to check it out also…it was inspired by this site!

#2 Teach Preschool. If you work with the preschool population (or children functioning at this level), be sure to check out this blog for endless learning activities that can be adapted for therapy. Like No Time For Flashcards, the activities are organized by category (see the right sidebar) so you can browse and find activities based on themes.

#3 Relentlessly Fun. Deceptively Educational This blog is A M A Z I N G. A mom trying to “trick” her son into learning new things…she amazes me. AND she provides TONS OF FREEBIES than can be adapted for therapy. MUST check them out!

Collaborative Blogs
The following blogs have MANY different contributors (teachers and other educators) which means you can get a lot of great ideas from different people in ONE place!

#4 Teaching Blog Addict is (according to their site) “an international community of teachers, home educators, parents, mentors, and tutors. We love teaching and want our children to love learning. TBA provides bloggers and readers direct access to fabulous teaching blogs that are filled with creative teaching tips and fun educational resources.” There are ALWAYS freebies and great ideas. This is a good blog to subscribe to via email so you don’t miss anything!

#5a Classroom Freebies is exactly what it says: A blog full of FREE classroom freebies! With 100 contributing teachers, it is full of great ideas that can be used for teaching and therapy.

#5b Classroom Freebies Too is a sister site to the one above…more free stuff!

Special Education Blogs

#6 Ms. Rachel’s Room is a blog by Rachel, a special education teacher. She blogs about what they do in the classroom and offers freebies!

#7 Life In Special Education is a blog by a k-5 special education teacher. She also blogs about the different activities she does in the classroom and offers freebies!

#8 The Resource(ful) Room is a blog by Amy, a special education teacher who has some GREAT freebies!

Speech Pathologist Blogs

#9  Speech Room News If you are reading this and haven’t been to Jenna’s blog yet..you NEED to head over there. She is nothing less than amazing in her therapy ideas. She posts freebies WEEKLY as well as blogs about other speech topics (she recently posted pics of her speech room, for example). Every time I read her blog I actually MISS my old office and classrooms!! She consistently gets the top clicked links at my weekly linky party. She is awesome!

#10 Speech Time Fun Miss Speechie has joined the blogging world and I am SO glad she did because she has some GREAT ideas!! Check out her blog ASAP!

#11 Chapel Hill Snippets Ruth, SLP and mother of 4 shares some fantastic ideas with us from her Chapel Hill school!

#12 Speech Lady Liz is a school based SLP in Austin, Tx. She has some word lists, take home packets, and other freebies!

#13 Testy Yet Trying is a SLP and mother to a child with Apraxia of Speech. She offers up some free articulation cards!

#14 Jill Kuzma’s SLP Social & Emotional Skill Sharing Site work with students with social/emotional needs? This is the site for you! And she recently hit one MILLION hits on her blog! Go check it out for some social skills therapy ideas and inspiration

#15 If Only I Had Super Powers This is one of the first speech blogs I encountered when I started looking for them. I LOVE CC..she shares her adventures in the SLP world (and some of her home world) often with humor and provides some freebies and inspiration!

25 MORE Speech Pathology Blogs:

Cindy L Meester’s Blog
The Speech Ladies
Live Speak Love
Elena Marie SLP’s Blog
Let’s Talk Speech-Language Pathology
Mommy Speech Therapy
AshaSphere
Sublime Speech
Speech Techie
Talk It Up
2 Gals Talk…About Speech Therapy
Speech Gadget
The Dynamic Duo
Mrs Hodgson’s Speech and Language Blog
Say What Y’all?
The Speech Guy
Simply Speech
In Spontaneous Speech
Child Talk
Hanna B SLP
The Speech House
Geek SLP
Pathologically Speaking
Speech Language Neighborhood
Activity Tailor

Want more? Life In Special Education has a linky list of nearly 200 teaching/education blogs!! Go check out the list HERE and browse around…you never know what kind of treasures you will find!

STILL want more?? You can also check out The Teaching Blog Addict’s lists of blogs organized by grade and other categories (i.e. special ed, gifted ed, etc). Check it out HERE.

Yes, that was kinda an information overload, eh? Happy blog stalking!

Cheers!

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About Katie

Katie is a licensed, credentialed and certified pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom to three (5, 3 and 9 months). Her passion about educating, inspiring and empowering parents of children with all abilities led her to start her blog Playing With Words 365 where she shares information about speech and language development, therapy ideas and tips, intervention strategies and a little about her family life too. Katie has been working in the field of speech pathology for 9 years and is certified in The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk ® and Target Word ® programs and holds a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to blogging and being a mommy, Katie works part time in her small private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Awww! Thank you!! :) :) :)
    CC recently posted..Speech/Language Homework for MarchMy Profile

  2. I meant to also add, that even though I’ve been “speech blogging” for 5 years or so, I am not familiar with all the blogs you listed. I’ll have to check them out!
    CC recently posted..Speech/Language Homework for MarchMy Profile

  3. Aw, Katie, I can’t believe you listed my site among all these other wonderful resources! I am SO grateful and TRULY appreciate your praise! You TOTALLY made my day!
    Deceptively Educational recently posted..Teaspoons, Tablespoons, Cups, & GallonsMy Profile

  4. Katie, thank you for listing my blog! You are so sweet! I love your site, too!
    Let’s Talk SLP
    Brea recently posted..Parent CommunicationMy Profile

  5. Thanks for the amazing list!

  6. Thank you for posting a link to my blog! I am new to the blogging scene and I’ve been having fun with it. I love seeing that people are using the resources I’ve shared!
    :) Lisa

  7. Hello Katie! Thanks for listing my blog! Hoping to get more followers and site visitors – working toward 2 million now :) I am going to check out each and every blog you listed here. I think I follow quite a few of them already. I swear, my Google Reader account has about 100 blogs I follow, but there is always room for more. Some of my favorites you listed are: Speech Room News, Speech Lady Liz,Sublime Speech, Mommy Speech Therapy, Activity Tailor and Cindy Meester’s site :) Thanks for all YOUR great work over here at Playing with Words! Best wishes! – Jill
    Jill Kuzma recently posted..St. Pattys Day Resources for SLPsMy Profile

  8. Katie I am loving all these lists! Thanks for putting it together! Found a few new ones! And thanks for mentioning Speech Room News!
    Jenna recently posted..Speech HoopsMy Profile

  9. Thanks for including me! Can’t wait to browse all the blogs you referenced. :) Eager for new inspiration.
    Elena recently posted..Articulation: Stories.My Profile

  10. Thanks Katie! Great timing. I have an article going up on ASHASphere on this very topic and we have included your blog and a great many of the blogs you list as well. Keep up the good work! Let me know if you might like to contribute to our newsletter!

  11. Hey, Thanks for the mention! And, great blog! :) I added you to my (newly created) blog list!

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