Best Free Online Learning Tools, Apps, and Websites for Adults
I don’t know about you, but amidst the chaos and change secondary to novel corona-virus, I’m finding it more challenging to ensure I provide the same types of quality therapy and learning opportunities online via telepractice as I typically do via therapy in person. And as there is no definite end in sight to COVID-19, I think it is important to know at least some of the best free online tools, apps, and websites out there to help enhance the lives of adults.
Check out these great free resources:
This free HIPAA-compliant platform entitled TalkPath Therapy from Lingraphica provides interactive treatment opportunities related to speech, swallowing, language, cognition, oral-motor, and news via website and app.
TalkPath News from Lingraphica, which is also interconnected with TalkPath Therapyplatform, provides opportunities to keep up with the news via compacted stories that also task readers’ comprehension and retention.
Aphasia Therapy Online provides opportunities to work on listening, reading, naming, and spelling.
Although Khan Academy strives to address the needs of school-age children, it also provides access to learning tools across subjects that may be beneficial for people of any age.
IXL strives to comprehensively address the learning needs of younger students, yet these education opportunities are also applicable to any person (no matter the age) seeking self-improvement in areas of academic learning.
The Game Gal provides you with a myriad of options of games and activities at no cost including some games which are particularly beneficial relative to word finding and memory.
Neuroscience For Kids - Stroop Effect: Don’t be fooled by the title of this website from Washington University in St. Louis. The speed of processing tasks here are beneficial for adults, too.
Teachers Pay Teachers serves as a resource for educators and others delivering free and paid educational resources and tools.
Games to Learn English intends to engage learners and allow learners to pursue English language improvement and development independently.
English for Everyone is authored by professional writers and educators and provides a plethora of worksheets related to English-language development, especially relative to honing grammar and writing abilities.
Marshall Adult Education’s mission is to provide adults and young adults with educational opportunities to improve their overall literacy.
Dozens of teachers came together to create English Worksheets Land, which provides worksheets and activities associated with various aspects of the English language.
QUIA, the Quintessential Instructional Archive, provides a platform for teachers to generate materials. The provided link takes you to multilingual activities related to speech-language development/improvement.
Free Language Stuff! provides many learning opportunities in English language development.
A Collection of Resources by Judith Maginnis Kuster (MNSU): I have to give a special shout out to Mrs. Kuster. Although I’ve never met her, the sheer amount of resources she has compiled in online learning opportunities is astounding. Please check it out!
Why do these resources matter? I want people to know that there are resources out there at no cost that may be helpful relative to working on and improving cognitive-communications skills. It’s important to engage regularly in cognitively stimulating activities. So, if you have read this far, I encourage you to pick at least one of these resources recommended and give it a try.
Thanks for reading and I hope you get some benefit out of using these resources. If you enjoyed this post, you may enjoy other posts at https://www.sfstx.com/blog.
Author: Devin Fisher
Links & Resources:
TalkPath Therapy: https://therapy.aphasia.com/
TalkPath News: https://talkpathnews.aphasia.com/
Aphasia Therapy Online: http://www.aphasiatherapyonline.com/
Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
The Game Gal: https://www.thegamegal.com/
Stroop Effect Activity: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/words.html
Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Price-Range/Free
Games to Learn English: https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/
English for Everyone: https://englishforeveryone.org/
Marshall Adult Education - Reading Resources: http://resources.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills_home.htm
English Worksheets Land: https://www.englishworksheetsland.com/
Free Language Stuff!: https://freelanguagestuff.com/
A Collection of Resources by Judith Maginnis Kuster (MNSU): https://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/sptherapy.html