Are you drowning in ink, or being smothered in speech therapy catalogs? I receive many catalogs in the mail and quickly file them away (in the file cabinet or the circular file). In an attempt to unsmother (not found in the dictionary) and declutter (found in the dictionary), I created a document that lists my speech/language catalog web sites.
In addition to decluttering my home and my office, I can now recycle my catalogs and save a tree. I can also stop receiving catalogs in the mail and save a second tree. If you, too, are interested in saving a tree, the web site CatalogChoice.org offers a way to stop receiving unwanted catalogs in the mail. It’s sort of like the Do Not Call List of catalogs.
Here is my disclaimer: I have purchased items from some, but not all of these sources. Please view this list as possible resources, as opposed to recommended sites/catalogs based on my personal shopping experience.
Sites for purchasing speech/language products in alphabetical order:
AbleNet.com- assistive technology products
Abilitations- equipment for balance, mobility, positioning, furniture, play, communication, sensory solutions, fine motor and body works; accessed through SchoolSpecialty.com
Academic Communication Associates- speech and language materials, special education books, bilingual speech therapy products, and software
Achievement Products- therapy, exercise and special education products for children with special needs
Amazon.com- books, movies, music, games, electronics, toys,
Attainment- assistive technology, software, curriculum
Beyond Play- early intervention toys for SLT, OT and PT
Constructive Play Things- educational toys for children
Discount School Supply- educational toys, supplies, equipment
Don Johnston- assistive technology
Dynavox- assistive technology
Enabling Devices- assistive technology
Integrations- accessed through SchoolSpecialty.com- products for sensory integration, attention, behavioral difficulties
LinguiSystems Inc.- products for speech-language pathology and learning disabilities, also free CEU’s and research on request
Mayer-Johnson- assistive technology, Boardmaker, educational resources
Oriental Trading Co- crafts, teaching supplies, reinforcers
Prentke Romich- assistive technology
Pro-Ed Inc.- therapy materials, books, tests
Scholastic-children’s books, educational materials
SpeechBin- accessed through SchoolSpecialty.com- products for speech/language and communication
Super Duper Publications-speech language therapy products, tests and software
Therapro Inc.- therapy products for SLT, OT and PT
Therapy Shoppe- OT material, sensory materials, some SLT materials
If you are looking for an utterly exhaustive list of online sources for therapy materials, ASHA has a very detailed online buyers guide that lists hundreds of web sites (well, I didn’t count but believe me there are a lot of sites listed).
That’s all from me for today. If you have any additional web sites for therapy products, I would love to hear about them in the comments section.
Until next time…