Communication & Language

The links on this page share helpful special education resources for children with special needs to improve their communication and language skills. Whether they are learning English as a second language or working to improve their phonics and communication skills, your child can utilize the worksheets and activities to achieve their goals!

*Please note: listed products and websites do not represent an endorsement by the Watson Institute. The Watson Institute does not receive financial or other recognition from developing the suggested list below.

SET-BC – includes visuals, social stories, and curriculum materials. PictureSet is a collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both expressive and receptive communication.

ESL – Kids – flashcards, worksheets, song sheets, and classroom games. Worksheets have a multitude of formats and can be generated with words, etc.

Kids’ Pages – ESL flashcards, worksheets, coloring, riddles and jokes, stories, alphabet, games, animal rhymes, etc. Materials are free to download.

MES English – ESL worksheets, flashcards, phonics, videos, games, curriculum, certificates, projects, coloring, etc.

Overcoming Obstacles – free curriculum for middle and high school to teach communication, decision making, and goal setting. Lesson plans, time estimates, and worksheets are all included.

Speech & Language Kids – information and materials in many areas of speech and language.

The Transporters – DVD for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to help them identify and communicate feelings and emotions.