#004: How to Use Books in Therapy

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Wondering how to make the most of your therapy sessions using books?

In this podcourse, Marisha discusses how she uses books in speech therapy and how this five-step process has facilitated meaningful and functional outcomes for her students. She shares strategies to select high-quality books and how to use those books when targeting a variety of speech and language goals. Relevant evidence and practical demonstrations will be provided to show SLPs how they can implement evidence-based strategies when using literacy-based therapy.

So grab your favorite beverage, put your feet up, and listen in.

Key Takeaways

This episode is incredibly insightful and actionable. Here are a few key takeaways:

> 1. There are some pretty amazing benefits to using literacy-based therapy.
> 2. SLPs can use simple strategies to select high-quality books for therapy.
> 3. The five-step process for literacy-based therapy is simple (and fun)!

Links Mentioned in the Podcast

> Book and Article Recommendations by Target
> Organizing Literacy-Based Materials
> Book: Giraffes Can’t Dance (affiliate)
> Book: Snowmen at Night (affiliate)
> Expanding Expression Tool (EET)
> App: ToonTastic
> Mixed Groups Cheat Sheet FREEBIE

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Hi there! I'm Marisha. I am a school-based SLP who is all about working smarter, not harder. I created the SLP Now Membership and love sharing tips and tricks to help you save time so you can focus on what matters most--your students AND yourself.

Reader Interactions


  1. Hi, Could you please post a link to the product name/ where to get the adhesive pouches you put your cards into and store in the back of the books?

    thank you!

  2. Hello, super visual learner here. Do you have a visual layout / list/representation of the 5 step process that you out line? That would really help me to process and remember.

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