Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP is celebrated as the "clinician's clinician". Her practical, best-selling books on motor speech (oral-motor), apraxia and articulation therapy successfully integrate research data and clinical experience.
Pam was a leader in the field of oral motor speech therapy. Though she tragically passed away of leukemia in 2015, she was an accomplished trailblazer throughout her lifetime. Her life's work remains available to assist future generations of speech therapists as well as their clients. You can read tributes to Pam and pay homage here.
Pam was the founder of the Oral Motor Institute. She also spent five years serving on the advisory board of the Library of Speech-Language Pathology. Pam was involved in an advisory capacity with the International Association of Orofacial Myology.
Here are our 8 recommendations of books by Pam Marshalla that every SLP should own:
This highly-anticipated book contains hundreds of ideas for the carryover process. This book is packed full of research, clinical experiences, and practical ideas contributed from hundreds of professional SLP's practicing today.
Carryover is the term that commonly refers to a client's ability to take a speech skill learned in the therapy room and to apply it broadly in all speaking situations. Many speech-language clients acquire this skill almost immediately and without effort, but there are those who do not. A special focus on carryover is needed for them.
This book is research-based and practical. It contains therapy ideas to ponder and use during the process of carryover training. The text contains an integration of ideas from five sources: (1) Published research reports, (2) Modern textbooks on articulation and phonology, (3) Historical textbooks on articulation therapy, (4) The author's three decades of clinical experience, and (5) Games and activities contributed by hundreds of professional speech-language pathologists.
A dynamic discussion of the lisps, the first to combine methods from traditional articulation and oral-motor therapy for both diagnostic and treatment procedures. This material is practical, comprehensive and insightful. It is based on thirty years of direct therapy experience with the frontal and lateral lisps in a wide variety of clients. Professional and student speech-language pathologists alike will find a fresh perspective and a wealth of information here. Appropriate for clients two years of age and above. Can be used as supplemental reading material in courses on articulation. A great addition to a professional or university library.
Reduce or eliminate problematic drooling behavior with multisensory learning activities and behavior management. Learn how to address the problem at school and at home. This little book has been written for parents and therapists. Appropriate for children two years of age and older.
Learn highly practical methods to eliminate persistent thumbsucking and other oral habits. Written for both parents and therapists. Explains why and how to stop thumbsucking with common sense procedures. Appropriate for children two years of age and above. Most of it is appropriate for older children to read for themselves. A great little book for a clinic waiting room.
Excellent for student and professional SLPs. Facilitate correct R in the most difficult clients with this unique blend of oral-motor and traditional articulation therapy. Understand how the jaw, lips, and tongue work for correct R production. Understand the difference between the Consonantal and the Vocal R, and between a Tip R and a Back R. Motivate clients to participate and succeed in R therapy. Material appropriate for clients two years of age and above. This book is being used as supplemental reading material in college and university courses on articulation.
Vowel Practice Pictures contains 375 words carefully chosen for their vowel content, giving speech-language pathologists, teachers, and parents a quick resource for vowel practice. Each vowel is introduced with a main character and an action to engage young children, and every word is accompanied by an illustration. The target words contained in Vowel Practice Pictures have been chosen to represent all English vowels, arranged simple-to-complex by syllable shape and phonological pattern.
The material in Vowel Practice Pictures is arranged for working with children who have vowel substitutions, distortions, or omissions at all language levels and no matter the cause of their speech delay or impairment. Vowel Practice Pictures can be used in individual or group speech-language therapy or as a source of material for classroom speech improvement activities. It also can be used as a foundation of homework activities, home schooling instruction, or simple one-on-one reading or speech practice time. The book has been printed in black-and-white with spiral binding so that individual pages can be easily reproduced for coloring and other arts-and-crafts projects.