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Speech and Language COVID Resources
The below resources are offered for consideration during the time of remote instruction due to COVID-19. This list is not comprehensive of all possible resources. The listed resources are provided for information only. The Colorado Department of Education does not endorse, represent, or warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content, services, or other materials provided by these educational service providers. Any reliance upon any information, content, materials, products, services, or vendors included on or found through this listing shall be at the discretion of the user.
Speech-Language Pathology Office Hours
Shani O'Brien will hold Speech-Language Pathology Office Hours on Mondays from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Registration is required to attend.
Dates and Topics:
- September 11, 2023 - Evaluation and Eligibility
- October 16, 2023 - Autism and Communication Strategies - Guest Speaker
- November 13, 2023 - Collaborative Goal Writing
- December 11, 2023 - Open Hours - Bring your questions!
- January - No office hours
- February 19, 2024 - Dynamic Assessment Mediated Learning Experiences - Guest Speaker
- March 11, 2024 - Making the Most of Push-In Services
- April 8, 2024 - Transition Planning
- May 13, 2024 - Open Hours - Bring your questions!
Registration for each session closes two weeks prior to the session
- Have More Fun - Free speech articulation and phonological awareness games.
- Targeted Word Lists for Speech Therapy Practice - Worksheets for various speech sounds.
- Bossy R Word Families - This is a website that contains activity sets for “R” sound word families.
- Bibliomania - This online resource hosts online literature for 5th grade and up.
- Commonlit - Free collection of reading passages in all literary and nonfiction genres for grades 3-12.
- Learn English Kids - Listen and Watch - Short animated stories with vocabulary, sequencing and comprehension questions from England. Materials are printable.
- Newsela - Offers students up-to-date, high-interest articles that meet students right at their level. This resource is free for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
- Reading Comprehension from RHL - Free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents to copy.
- Scholastic Learn at Home - This is a collection of cross-curricular articles, stories and videos that incorporate discussion points, lesson plans and activities.(Grades K-8)
- Sit Together and Read (STAR) - STAR is a set of interactive and innovative read-aloud practices designed for educators and caregivers. STAR is a resource from From The University of Ohio College of Education & Human Ecology.
- Stories from the Web - Children's Writing Gallery - Short stories and poems written by children.
- Storyline Online - Online program where books are read aloud by famous people. Each book is accompanied by a supplemental teacher guide. (Grades K-4)
- Storynory - This site contains more than 600 audio stories, myths and poems to listen to or download. (Grades K-5)
- Tar Heel Reader - Collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics.
- Anagram Solver - an online vocabulary and spelling development resource.
- Eye on Idioms - from ReadWriteThink.org Eye on Idioms includes a series of exercises, in which students view the literal representations of idioms and then examine their metaphorical meanings.
- Picture Dictionary - This dictionary contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages.
- Vocabulary.com Learn Words - is a vocabulary builder website for older students.
- World of Words - a website for vocabulary building games and activities.
- Describe a Movie - This online form can be completed for discussion about any movie. This form can be printed and used for discussion or turned in for comprehension.
- Mad Libs for Kids - With over 100 story templates, kids can create stories using the Mad Lib format.
- Story Jumper - Provides a free online tool to write, illustrate and publish children's stories.
- IXL - IXL is a website for educators and families to help learners build math, language arts and social studies skills.
- Letters - Words - A language resource that features a word search engine designed for a versatile scope of usages to support development of English language.
- Sequencing Fun - This website was created by a Speech Language Pathologist and contains Sequencing games.
- Speech-Language (and more!) online games! This website was created by a Speech Language Pathologist and has interactive games to work on different speech or language goals for students to play. Younger students will need an adult to explain the game and/or listen for correct response.
- Examples of Materials That Can Be Adapted For Therapy a collection of resources by Judith Maginnis Kuster - A collection of internet sites with materials that can be adapted to support speech/language activities.
- Speaking of Speech - This website has a variety of activities for speech sound disorders and to support language development.
Social Thinking - Free Webinars - A series of free webinars that cover a variety of social competency topics. Each webinar is 1 hour 30 minutes.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) COVID-19 Updates - American Speech Hearing Association’s main page with a variety of topics to support professionals and families during the remote learning period.
- Telepractice-Resources-During-COVID-19 (ASHA) - ASHA’s information on telepractice.
- State Education Agencies Communication Disabilities Council (SEACD) - State Education Agencies Communication Disabilities Council resources from other states on ways to support students with communication disorders.
For more information about services for students who have speech or language impairments in Colorado, please contact:
Email Shani O'Brien
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