Using Books in Therapy

Date: 14th July 2014

Posted on: 14-07-2014

Over the last few weeks we asked our social media followers to tell us which books they used when working on speech and language therapy goals with their clients. So as we perhaps prepare our own summer reading, let’s have a look at what some of our members said.


Hannah Beckitt (ASLTIP member) on our facebook page recommended “You Choose” by Nick Sharrat and “Someone?!” for working on “vocabulary, conversation, speech sounds and auditory memory.


Also on our facebook page, Susannah Thomson (ASLTIP member) suggested Usborne “First 100 Words” and “Everyday Words” as her “go to for vocab”.


Lucy Dipper told us “At City University London we do this as a workshop for year 2 SLP students: choose a book, show how you would use it in assessment or therapy. We work on the abasis that almost any book will allow you to work on some aspect of speech or language. Here are some of the most successful: “Bears in the Night” for prepositional phrases. “Each Peach Pear Plum” for naming, phonological awareness and intonation.


While over on our Linked In group page, ASLTIP member Mary Hampton tells us “I tend to have a favorite every few weeks, at the moment I like “Someone Bigger”. before that it was “Digger the dog”!


If you are looking for inspiration on how to incorporate stories in your session, then look no further than the Lightning Talk that ASLTIP member Caroline Casula recently recorded. Her topic, 50 Ways to Use a Story has been one of the most popular lightning talk videos on the ASLTIP YouTube channel. Featuring fun ways to use some of her favourite books with little ones, Caroline explores how she uses books in her SLT groups.


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