Lately, there seems to be an influx of online tools directed towards SLPs. It can be hard to decide what is worth paying for or not so I thought I’d share my thoughts on my all-time favorites. I pay for these all out of pocket and have found them all to be worth the cost.
After playing around with all sorts of sites and subscriptions, the five sites below have withstood the test of time (and usefulness!) for me.
I use SpeechPathology.com to get most of my CEUs each year. I love that I can learn from the comforts of my couch (or beanbag ????) AND I’ve loved the classes I’ve taken on there. Most I’ve taken have been helpful and relevant to my work. Catching up on a class or two has been my favorite sick day activity for the past couple years.
Click here to check out SpeechPathology.com to learn more. Please note that this is an affiliate link which means that I earn money towards my renewal if you decide to subscribe via my link.
The Informed SLP is a newer online service but one of my favorites. Meredith has a team of SLPs that pull relevant, recent research in the field and compiles it into an easy to read newsletter each month. Reading research is something that I’ve always found to be critical to being the best SLP I can be and now IT’S SO EASY. She only shares the best, most clinically relevant stuff too!
Click here to check out The Informed SLP. There’s a ton of resources on her site!
SLP Toolkit is a digital data collection and progress monitoring system. I use this website to collect data before IEPs, do quick baseline assessments to determine potential goal areas, and for progress monitoring before I write my progress notes. I love that the website continues to grow with more tools and resources! It has made data collection SO.MUCH.EASIER. for me to the point that I can’t imagine going back without it!
Click here to check out SLP Toolkit. They have a free trial so you can check it out to see if it might work for you!
Everyday Speech is an incredible website that has seriously taken my social language/skills therapy by storm. It makes planning SO much easier and has been so helpful for several students on my caseload. The website is filled with hundreds of videos using real kids. Each video teaches a discrete skill and includes tons of examples and video modeling! The kids they use in the videos are fairly diverse and the skills taught are so functional and relatable. Some examples are continuing the conversation, identifying emotions, staying on topic, and oversharing.
Currently, I’m using the less expensive membership option but keep toying around with the idea of upgrading. When you upgrade, you also get access to all of their printables including activities, visuals, and games. Either way, the cost has been ABSOLUTELY worth it as all of my social skills therapy is now no-prep (and has been more functional, effective, and motivating!). Win!
I’d also be making a mistake if I didn’t mention the online tool I’ve used the longest (even though it’s not specifically made for SLPs). HP Instant Ink is how I’m able to print activities (in color!) consistently. If you work in a school, you may understand the struggle of printing limits, running out of paper, no color options, etc… HP Instant Ink is a monthly fee you pay in order to print a certain number of pages at home. You need to buy an eligible HP printer (I got mine at Costco) and your own paper, but then they mail you ink whenever you need it. My plan is $10 a month for 300 pages of printing but they have smaller plans as low as $3 a month too! HP Instant Ink has saved me so much on lamination. Now, I worry less about needing to reprint things as needed and don’t rely on lamination nearly as much.
You can learn more about HP Instant Ink by clicking here. This is an affiliate link which means that I get a free month if you purchase from my link BUT you’ll receive a free month too!
Also, it’s important for me to note that I pay for all of these products and services out of my own pocket. I no longer accept free products for review so you can be assured that these thoughts and options are truly mine and 100% honest.
I’ve found incredible value in the online tools above and hope you will too! If I shared an affiliate link (where I make money/perks if you subscribe), they are labeled. ☺️ Hope this increased transparency makes your decision a little easier!
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