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CoE SLD Resource Library

Our Resource Library consists of a wide variety of professional text books, SLP journals, and therapy materials. If you would like to access any of these items please reach out directly to the CoE SLD team.

1.Language comprehension

General Language Resources

Speech-Language Resources

Caroline Bowen

Teach Me To Talk

2.Expressive language

Story Board That: Narrative skills, grammar, and sentence structure

Make Beliefs Comix: Narrative skills, grammar, sentence structure, describing

Wonderopolis: Vocabulary, main idea

Class Tools: Create your own games where you can work on a number of different goals

Turtle Diary: Grammar, concepts

DOGO News: Vocabulary

Edpuzzle: Vocabulary, describing, sentence structure through videos

ABCya: Educational Games for grades PreK through 6

3.Literacy

UFli: A structured Literacy Program

Lexercise Online Structured Literacy Program- contains free online literacy screener

Word Works Kingston: Morphological awareness

Wilson Reading Program: A structured Literacy Program

Tampa Reads: English phonological awareness

Switch It Reading Simplified: English phonological awareness, decoding, spelling

Hear Builder: English phonological awareness

Graphogame: French/English phonological awareness app

Starfall: English phonological awareness

ABRACADABRA: French phonological awareness

Appligogiques: French phonological awareness

Au Royaume des Sons: French phonological awareness

Fly Leaf: Decodable books

The Measured Mom: Decodable books

4.Speech

Mommy Speech Therapy 

Speech Therapy Ideas

Teachers Pay Teachers

Speaking of Speech: Articulation materials created by SLPs, organized by sound, and free.

Linguisystems

Super Duper

Say It Right

Super Duper: Super Duper’s Handy Handouts.

Testy Yet Trying: Offers free articulation cards for download.

Speech Apps: 

A Gift of Speech: Collection of speech apps Small  Talk  Phonemes English  sounds. When  clicked  on  shows  the  mouth  making  the sound. Articulation Station Pro: This app contains images of words with the target sound in initial, middle and final word positions. It is used to obtain multiple repetitions of the sound at word, phrase, sentence and story levels (has LITE version) ArtikPix: Flashcards and matching game for English articulation sounds; flashcards at the word and sentence levels; ability to record; data collection; audio of each word/sentence (has LITE version0 Speech Sounds for Kids: Can be used during articulation intervention. Provides visual and auditory feedback for correct sound production. Multiple Choice Articulation: Can be used to promote generalization of articulation goals in conversation. Speech Tutor: This app provides a visual model of how a sound is produced. Auditory feedback is also provided, while practicing the sound (before/ after a correctly modeled production). Articulate It! Flashcards for English articulation sounds; flashcards at the word level; groups by phoneme(sound) data collection; audio of each word/sentence

Fluency:

The following websites may be consulted for more strategies to help students with fluency disorders function well in your classroom: http://www.stutteringhelp.org/notes-teacher-child-who-stutters-school http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/InfoPWDS/studentwhostutters.html

5.Social Communication Disorders

Social Thinking

Conversation Skills

Everyday Speech 

Amaze 

The Literacy Shed: A collection of visual resources which can be used for multiple purposes

6.Technology

PrAActical AAC 

Core Vocabulary

Teaching Core Vocabulary:

Speak for Yourself AAC 

Communication Apps Reviews:

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC

Types of assistive technology software

Reading Rockets: Assistive Technology  LD@School: Assistive Technology

Videos

Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Dorsey, M.Sc, CCC-SLP, Autistic SLP

May, 19, 2023

This presentation will examine autism and therapy practices for Autistic clients through a nuanced lens that is both neurodiversity-affirming and clinician-affirming. Therapy practices will be examined regarding social communication, cognitive flexibility, emotional regulation, and self-advocacy in a range of settings targeting self-advocacy and regulation, and fostering meaningful social connections for Autistic students.

 

With the rise of Autistic advocacy reaching education and healthcare fields, SLPs are starting to shift their practice towards neurodiversity-affirming practice. However, SLPs are now faced with the task of integrating neurodiversity-affirming practices with the knowledge they’ve gained from their own education and clinical experience.

 

Unlocking Sentences: A method for teaching sentence-level reading comprehension

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

April 2022

Problems with syntax are common in students who struggle with language. They need to know how sentences are built to understand what they read. Sentence comprehension is measurably influenced by working memory, and students with a variety of language and learning challenges present with working memory limitations. As such, these students are at high risk for academic difficulty in reading.

This workshop presents methods for teaching sentence-level comprehension that explicitly support working memory. We will cover four sentence types and four grammatical concepts, outlining new approaches for direct instruction and curriculum-based intervention. Applied practice with concepts presented will be provided.

 

Supporting Literacy and Academic Learning in Students with DLD in the Classroom

Lisa Archibald, Ph.D, SLP

January 2022

Developmental language disorder (DLD) is a spectrum disorder because it affects several related language skills with affected skills differing in severity and combination across individuals. About half of those with DLD can be expected to also have dyslexia, which refers to difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word reading. Broadly speaking, dyslexia and DLD can be considered to correspond to difficulties with the Simple View of Reading’s two components, word recognition and language comprehension, respectively. Children with DLD and dyslexia require explicit, systematic, intense, and targeted learning opportunities. In this talk, we will consider how to create the best language and literacy learning opportunities for these children in the classroom. The greater focus will be on evidence-based SLP-educator classroom collaboration for supporting children with DLD.

 

Meeting Students’ Reading, Writing and Spelling Challenges: It takes a team

Kenn Apel, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

March 2019

The success of students’ academic, vocational, and social endeavors often hinges on their reading, writing, and spelling abilities. This workshop will take an integrative look at how educators and specialists can provide instruction/intervention to improve students’ literacy skills. Understanding the spoken and linguistic awareness skills that support reading, writing, and spelling helps these professionals targe the specific needs of students who struggle in their literacy skills. The workshop will provide a review of reading , writing, and spelling development followed by specific guidelines and suggestions for assessment, instruction, and remediation.

 

Learn it Today – Use it Tomorrow! Practical Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills

Sarah Ward, M.S. CCC-SLP

April 2018

This workshop provided a detailed understanding and foundation of the executive function skills for immediate use in home, school and clinical settings. Going beyond symptom management these skills are guaranteed to improve executive functioning for more independent and less stressful living. You will leave this seminar with an increased competency as well as many new tools for your tool box including client resources.

2023 ASHA Convention
November 16-18, 2023, 
Boston Massachusetts

The theme of this year’s American Speech, Language and Hearing (ASHA) Annual Convention is “Igniting Innovation”. Please visit www.asha.org for detailed information.

2023 Annual IDA Conference

October 12-14, 2023

Columbus, Ohio

The theme of this year’s International Dyslexia Association Conference is “Reading, Literacy and Learning”.  Please visit www.dyslexiaida.org for detailed information.
Meeting Students’ Reading, Writing and Spelling Challenges: It takes a team

Kenn Apel, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

March 2019

The success of students’ academic, vocational, and social endeavours often hinges on their reading, writing, and spelling abilities. This workshop will take an integrative look at how educators and specialists can provide instruction/intervention to improve students’ literacy skills. Understanding the spoken and linguistic awareness skills that support reading, writing, and spelling helps these professionals targe the specific needs of students who struggle in their literacy skills. The workshop will provide a review of reading , writing, and spelling development followed by specific guidelines and suggestions for assessment, instruction, and remediation.

Supporting Literacy and Academic Learning in Students with DLD in the Classroom

Lisa Archibald, Ph.D, SLP

January 2022

Developmental language disorder (DLD) is a spectrum disorder because it affects several related language skills with affected skills differing in severity and combination across individuals. About half of those with DLD can be expected to also have dyslexia, which refers to difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word reading. Broadly speaking, dyslexia and DLD can be considered to correspond to difficulties with the Simple View of Reading’s two components, word recognition and language comprehension, respectively. Children with DLD and dyslexia require explicit, systematic, intense, and targeted learning opportunities. In this talk, we will consider how to create the best language and literacy learning opportunities for these children in the classroom. The greater focus will be on evidence-based SLP-educator classroom collaboration for supporting children with DLD.

Unlocking Sentences: A method for teaching sentence-level reading comprehension

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

April 2022

Problems with syntax are common in students who struggle with language. They need to know how sentences are built to understand what they read. Sentence comprehension is measurably influenced by working memory, and students with a variety of language and learning challenges present with working memory limitations. As such, these students are at high risk for academic difficulty in reading.

This workshop presents methods for teaching sentence-level comprehension that explicitly support working memory. We will cover four sentence types and four grammatical concepts, outlining new approaches for direct instruction and curriculum-based intervention. Applied practice with concepts presented will be provided.

Michelle Sasson, M.H.Sc., S-LP

Michelle Sasson is a Speech-Language Pathologist that has experience working in many different settings, with diverse populations. Her undergraduate degree was completed at McGill University in Honours Cognitive Science. She then earned her master’s degree in Health Sciences at the University of Toronto, specializing in Speech-Language Pathology. Michelle is a certified member of the Ordre des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ). She now works with school-aged children at the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), and helps them develop their speech, language, literacy, and more. Michelle is the newest team member of the Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development.

Amanda Hajaly, M.H.Sc., S-LP

Amanda Hajaly is a speech and language pathologist and a certified member of the Ordre des Orthophonistes et des Audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ). Her undergraduate studies were completed at Concordia University where she obtained two bachelor of arts degrees in Honours Linguistics and in Psychology. She then earned her master’s in Health Sciences, specializing in Speech-Language Pathology, at the University of Ottawa. She is a bilingual (French/English) speech therapist at the English Montreal School Board. She continues to develop her expertise as one of the team members for the Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development.

Razan Khobieh, M.Sc.A, SLP-(c)

Razan Khobieh is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the English Montréal School Board. She has over 14 years of experience working in various settings and with diverse populations. She has earned her undergraduate degree in Honours Linguistics and a minor in Education at Concordia University, while her graduate degree in Communication Disorders  was completed at McGill University.  Razan is a certified member of the  Ordre des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ).  She is also certified in Hanen Parent Training Program, Lexercise (Structured Literacy) , and Lidcombe (Stuttering Program). Razan is one of the coordinators for the Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development.

Karina Ismail, M.Sc.(A), S-LP

Karina is a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist who greatly values inclusive practices favouring an approach of professional openness and equity, for all – across neurodiverse, multicultural and multilingual contexts. Today, she brings her expertise and advocacy to different professional tables. She is a member of the OOAQ’s EDI (Equity Diversity Inclusion) task force, has joined the Ministère de l’Éducation (MEQ) Direction de Soutien aux Milieux Scolaires et Partenaires de l’Éducation (DSMSPE) Team, and is a RADLD Canada National committee member. She has had the pleasure to be a coordinator at the Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development, as well as hold the role of ASRSE (Agente des Services Régionaux de Soutien et d’Expertise) – MEQ, since 2018.

Carol Jazzar, M.Sc., S-LP

Carol Jazzar has been a speech-language pathologist working in various educational settings for more than 35 years. She is presently a speech-language pathologist at the English Montreal School Board. Her undergraduate degree was earned at McGill University in the areas of Developmental Psychology and Linguistics, while her  graduate degree in Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology) was earned at Boston University. Carol  has  been a coordinator of the Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development since 2001.