As Speech and Language Therapists (Speech-Language Pathologists) it is crucial that we continue to develop our professional skills. But with so many sites out there, it can be hard to find the best sites for quality, evidence-based information. So, to save you a job, I’ve put together a list of 7 sites that I think every Early Intervention SLT (SLP) should bookmark today.
1- Coffee Chats with Brookes
2- EI Northwestern Research Group (EIRG)
The resources section is particularly great; with useful research round-up blog posts (most inc. free access to the papers!), free handouts, toy recommendation lists, and more! I really think this site is a “must read” for Early Intervention therapists.
3- EI Clearinghouse
The EI Clearinghouse site includes a huge range of quality, evidence-based blog posts, handouts, video links, and more for both parents/caregivers and Early Intervention professionals. They’ve covered loads of topics too, from indoor play, to family engagement, to picky eating. So I’m sure you’ll find something useful for your Early Intervention caseload. The site also links to a range of other sources (I’ve not checked these though), so you may fall down a rabbit hole of free resources!
The FGRBI (Family Guided Routines Based Intervention) site is bursting with evidence-based information, tip sheets, videos, guidance, and more for both parents/caregivers and Early Intervention professionals. There is a wealth of information for parent coaching in Early Intervention. This site is another “must read” for any therapist interested in utilising a parent coaching approach.
5- Early Intervention Strategies for Success blog at VEIPD.org
The VEIPD site is bursting with practical, evidence-based information for Early Intervention therapists. The first section of the site I want to highlight is the Early Intervention Strategies for Success blog. This blog is full of useful posts designed to support therapists to “share and learn practical strategies”. It is a great source of quality information for therapists wanting to learn more about the parent coaching approach.
6- Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center main site at VEIPD.org
The main VEIPD site has a wealth of free resources, tools, webinars and e-learning modules. There is so much information on this site, I was truly blown away. It is a great site for Early Intervention therapists to use, particularly if you’re interested in following a parent coaching approach.
7- EI Excellence
This is another site full of quality, practical, evidence-based information for Early Intervention therapists. The EI Excellence site has a huge range of resources, including a video library, blog posts, resources and links, evidence-based tips, webinars, and loads more. If you’re keen on developing your coaching skills, this site is invaluable.
I hope you’ve found this round up of websites for Early Intervention therapists helpful. Are there any other sites you love to visit? Let me know in the comments.
Also, if you’re keen on finding more sites where you can get quality, evidence-based information, check out my list of 8 of the Best Sites for SLPs.