98: Some Things You Might Not Have Known About Wordless Picture Books with Hanna Stroud

Some Things You Might Not Have Known About Wordless Picture Books with Hanna Stroud




Are you using wordless picture books in your speech therapy sessions? 

If you have been following me for a while, you probably already know that I absolutely love wordless resources. Wordless videos and picture books make learning so much fun! 

If you are new to this idea and wondering why you should use wordless picture books, you don’t want to miss this episode of SLP Coffee Talk. I sat down with Hanna Stroud to dive deeper into the topic of wordless picture books and explain how they can take your therapy sessions to the next level. 

Hanna Stroud has operated a tutoring and consulting company, called My Literacy Space, since 2008 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Previously Hanna worked for the Calgary Board of Educations supporting the Resource Team with literacy instruction for children K-6. Providing one-on-one tutoring sessions with a focus on language and literacy skills, Hanna is passionate about structured literacy, children’s picture books, and multisensory learning activities. 

For over a decade, Hanna has been a National Trainer for Reading With TLC and provided training for their Lively Letters method of teaching children to read. Hanna also provides webinars and in-person workshops for parents, educators, and organizations every month. Some of the important topics covered are the benefits of wordless picture books to build language and literacy skills, the importance of a structured literacy approach, comprehension skills, and other engaging topics. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The benefits of using wordless picture books in speech therapy
  • The different ways you can use wordless picture books
  • Some of the best wordless picture books to get you started
  • Strategies to work on inferencing
  • Books for older students
  • How you can get started with wordless picture books


If this episode doesn’t excite you to use some of these awesome books, I don’t know what will! Make sure you pick some up for your classroom ASAP! We have a bunch of them linked below!

If you’d like to reach out to Hanna to learn more about using wordless picture books in speech therapy, you can send an email to myliteracyspace@gmail.com.

To learn more about why I love wordless picture books and some fun ideas for using them in the classroom, check out my post here


Some Things You Might Not Have Known About Wordless Picture Books with Hanna Stroud


Joke of the Week:

Q: Why didn’t Superman need a babysitter?

A: Because he always had supervision. 


Resources Mentioned: 

Follow Hanna on Instagram

Visit Hanna’s website

Get Hanna’s free guide to learn more about wordless picture books

Check out the Wordless Picture Book Webinar

Check out My Literacy Space on TpT

Check out my wordless picture books blog post

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Hike – Pete Oswald

I Walk With Vanessa – Kerascoet

Rosie's Glasses – Dave Whamond

Ball – Mary Sullivan

Meow – Victoria Ying

Thunderstorm – Arthur Geisert


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