22: Tackle It All With Ease Using Books!


Do you wonder how you can simplify your speech therapy sessions and minimize the tools and materials you need to have? 


Our guest in this episode, Ashley Rossi, is here to show us how she keeps things simple by using books as her main therapy material. Ashley is the creator of the blog Sweet Southern Speech where she shares ideas for literacy-based therapy along with so many other great resources. 


She explains why it is so beneficial for students to use reading and stories to help develop their language skills. 



In this episode you’ll discover: 


  • How Ashley saw the need to integrate literacy into her speech sessions
  • How to determine the book that fits a student
  • Ashley’s recommended award-winning authors
  • An awesome way to get your wordless picture book collection this summer
  • How to challenge older students to read books with rich content
  • Choosing books with inferencing opportunities
  • The value of aligning your therapy with what’s going on in the classroom
  • Working vocabulary using great illustrations


 After listening to this episode, you will come away with a list of book recommendations to use in your therapy sessions as well as ideas for building your classroom book collection on a budget. 




Joke of the Week


Question: What building has the most stories?

Answer:  The library


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Sweet Southern Speech Blog


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