Road Map For Speech Sounds: Organizing & Books For L

Mapping out a plan for articulation in speech therapy
This spring I worked on organizing my speech therapy materials. Now I'm tackling my materials in a bit more detail. While I feel like I have plenty of resources to pull from, I wanted to create a simple "road map" for all my articulation targets. I'm starting with L out of a personal need for a new student, but I plan to map out all the major sounds speech therapists work on. I'd love to share what I created with you! 
So I've been an SLP for over 20 years, yawn! For the last 8 years, I've been exclusively in a school setting. Given the number of years I've worked, and although my work area is T-I-N-Y, I have quite a "collection" of materials, I'm sure you can relate. I occasionally find myself wondering if I'm using all the tools that I do have in therapy and am I giving my student's families what they need to carry over at home EASILY. So to further my organization, I've decided to streamline my approach to articulation.
Road Maps For Speech Therapy is a one page collection of articulation placement tips, book suggestions, activities, and word lists. I'm printing them and sticking it in my file folders and notebooks for articulation. Mini organization labels available here.
Easy planning and organization of articulation sounds for speech therapy - free printable
Sadly, I hear my students tell me their parents are NOT reading to them at night. Thank you iPad babysitters. So I sort of feel an obligation to integrate literacy into therapy as much as possible.
I actually scour children's picture books looking for certain sounds and vocabulary words to use in therapy. -Call me crazy.
Use these free bookmarks for working on the L sound in articulation therapy. Great for parents as well to work on auditory bombardment
So as you can see in the image above, I went through several of my favorite picture books and picked out 8 that have a heavy content of L words. I deliberately chose books that are of quality content and that I feel are in most libraries or available from Amazon. I'm taping these in the front cover of the books to have them handy right from the bookshelf. You can send these home for parents to review with their kids as well! 
So what books do I love for targeting L you ask? Below is an image (and they are listed in my above Road Maps For Speech Sounds printable) of my choice of books that I pull from. I'm sure you're familiar with most of them- but it's great to have a list at hand. 
A list of my favorite books when working on the L sound in articulation therapy
If you have any further recommendations, let me know in the comments below! Love these and want the Roadmaps for S and Z? Click HERE. Make sure to follow my blog and sign up for my email updates.

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