School’s out and I’m catching up on some great summer reading to refresh my SLP brain!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a good beach read, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite books for a little Professional Development!
Book suggestions for SLPs:
Make sure to download the list below! Don't let some of these suggestions turn you away. I like reading books that are outside my current caseload. I've often learned the most reaching outside my scope of practice. So even though I currently don't work with adults, I still can gain a lot of perspective from how the brain works…or isn't. You can see them all on my Amazon list for Professional Development. Affiliate links included in this post.
aloud to my boys. It looks at virtues that foster grit and explores how we as educators can nurture grit from the outside in. I recently saw my school principal recommending it online also.
fascinate anyone who is interested in the neurology behind reading.
by John Elder Robinson. A truly insightful and humorous book with insights from his first hand experience with Asperger’s.
years ago and ever since, I have been fascinated with brain rehab. The author, a Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke on the left hemisphere of her brain. Her testimony is inspiring.
has tales of real people who suffer from a variety of inescapable neurological disorders. He has a wonderful way with words.
Susannah Cahalan. Wow…this one. A riveting medical mystery that was powerful! It is a perfect blend of suspense novel meets case study of neurological diagnosis.
novel by blinking his left eye. Think about that. He had a rare stroke that
basically locked him inside his body. One of the most remarkable books ever.
should be given to every parent. Every. Single. Parent. They both give a compelling reason on how and why reading can literally change the course of a person’s life. As a speech therapist, there is little I cannot teach using a book.
a classroom teacher (way back) when I was in grad school. I have used it ever since. It is a simple, yet magical tool. If you read one book on managing student behavior, let it be this one.
Have you read any of these? Do you have a favorite book that you think SLPs should read?! Drop a comment below!
If you want to purchase any of these, they are all listed together on my Amazon list for Professional Development.
If you would like a print out of these books, download here: SLP book recommendations.