Do you like to read?
Whether you’re looking for a new book to read over summer vacation or want to recommend a book to a client or family member, check out the list of the best books for speech-language pathologists.
I’ve been compiling this “To Read” List and thought that clinicians looking for speech therapy related books might be interested as well.
After you read the article, do three things.
2. Leave a comment below and let me know which one(s) are your favorite OR if I left any great books off of the list.
3. Share this article with your SLP friends on Facebook, Pinterest, email, etc!
Fiction Speech-Language Pathology Books
- House Rules by Jodi Piccoult (autism)
- Love Anthony by Lisa Genova (autism)
- The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (autism)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (autism)
- Paperboy by Vince Vawter (fluency)
- Deaf Sentence by David Lodge (hearing loss)
- Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova (Huntington’s disease)
- Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (traumatic brain injury)
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova (dementia; adult neuro)
- Wonder by R. J. Palacio (not directly related to SLP; disability / difference)
- Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius (disability)
- Oliver Kitterage by Elizabeth Strout (disability)
- What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (related to SLP)
- Jewel by Bret Lott (Down Syndrome)
- Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (CP)
- Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Tourettes)
Non-Fiction Speech-Language Pathology Books
- 30 Million Words by Dana Suskind (language)
- Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children From Failed Educational Theories by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
- Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism by Arthur Fleischmann (autism)
- A Friend Like Ben by Julia Romp (autism)
- NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman (autism)
- The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old with Autism by Naoki Higashida (autism)
- Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison (autism)
- The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening The Heart And Mind Of A Child Threatened With Autism by Patricia Stacey (autism)
- Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger’s and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers by John Elder Robison (autism)
- Uniquely Human: A Different Way if Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant (autism)
- Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter’s Life with Autism by Clara Claiborne Park (autism)
- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Radioman (cultural fluency)
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (cultural fluency)
- Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with his Wordless Daughter by Robert Rummel-Hudson (disability)
- Out With It by Katherine Preston (fluency; memoir)
- Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan (disability)
- Keeping Katherine: A Mother’s Journey to Acceptance by Susan Zimmermann (Rhett syndrome)
- Like Sound Through Water: A Mother’s Journey Through The Auditory Processing Disorder by Karen J. Foli (ADP, disability)
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (disability; cancer)
- Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon (disability)
- Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World by Leah Hager Cohen (hearing loss)
- The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks (neuro)
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (AAC; aphasia; adult neuro)
- 100 Names for Love amzn.to/2s3MWvHby Diane Ackerman (aphasia)
- Don’t Leave Me This Way: Or When I Get Back on My Feet You’ll Be Sorry by Julia Fox Garrison (RCVA)
- The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery by Sam Kean (neuro)
- The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge (neuro)
- My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor (neuro)
- Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury by Cathy Crimmins (TBI)
- Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas (TBI)
Leave a Comment:
Which books are your favorites? Which books should I add to the list?
Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP, is a private-practice consultant who has helped thousands of speech-language pathologists start and grow their own private practices through her company, The Independent Clinician. She has written articles for The ASHA Leader and Presented at ASHA Connect (2017).
Jena lives in Boston, MA and is a wife and mama to two young boys.
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