Links for Speech Language Pathology

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Richmond Public Library Speech Checklist: http://www.yourlibrary.ca/speakread.cfm?lev1=6&lev2=1

Links to information on speech and language development and various disorder areas:
Cerebral Palsy Guide
http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

The Hardin M.D. directory of Speech Pathology Links: http://hardinmd.lib.uiowa.edu/speech.html

The Hanen Early Language Program – for parent training in early language development: http://www.hanen.org

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Aphasia:
Information and facts about Aphasia http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/aphasia.html

Augmentative Communication:

Information and resources from the organization Augmentative Communication Community Partnerships Canada http://www.accpc.ca/

Autism:

Autism Awareness Centre (Edmonton, Alberta) provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and lists of upcoming conferences related to ASD http://www.autismawarenesscentre.com/
Provincial Autism Centre website provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and available programs, support, and upcoming events in Nova Scotia http://www.provincialautismcentre.ca/

Register with Autism Speaks to learn more about the features of Autism Spectrum Disorders through hundreds of video clips http://www.autismspeaks.org/video/glossary.php Free software package designed specifically for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
http://www.zacbrowser.com/

Dysphagia:
Information and Facts about Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/dysph.html

Fluency:
Canadian Stuttering Association http://www.stutter.ca/

Hearing Impairment:A free online video dictionary of thousands of words in American Sign Language http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi

CASPLA – Position Paper on Cochlear Implants in Children 2006 www.caslpa.ca/PDF/position%20papers/Cochlear_implants_%20in_children_Oct_2006.pdf

Canadian Association of the Deaf http://www.cad.ca/

Laryngectomy:

Provides information on larynx cancer treatments, surgery, recovery, and what life is like after laryngectomy surgery. http://www.webwhispers.org/

Nova Scotia Department of Health:http://www.gov.ns.ca/heal/default.htm

Speech and Language:

A compilation of other websites which provide materials and activities for speech/language therapy, organized by disorder area (e.g., stuttering, apraxia, swallowing, speech sound disorders); it also highlights interactive websites, bulletin boards, and commercial sites. http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/sptherapy.html

Created by an Australian Speech-Language Pathologist, and includes links, FAQ’s, discussion groups, and articles on diverse topics, (e.g., speech-language development milestones, phonological disorders, tongue-tie, and word-retrieval difficulties), mostly written for the general public. http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/

A ‘fact sheet’ titled “Info. about Speech and Language Disorders”, produced by the National Information Centre for Children and Youth with Disabilities (US); it includes definitions, characteristics, educational implications and links. http://www.kidsource.com/NICHCY/speech.html

University of Victoria website, describing “an ongoing program of community-university research contributing to knowledge about conditions affecting the health and development of indigenous children in Canada and around the world”; includes some projects in the areas of language development and facilitation with First Nations children http://www.ecdip.org/index.htm

Website for The Hanen Centre, a non-profit organization based in Toronto; Hanen trains Speech-Language Pathologists to run several different parent/caregiver programs for families of children with speech-language delays; also offers “Helpful Hints for Parents” www.hanen.org

A free online video dictionary of thousands of words in American Sign Language http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi

A commercial website offering products and classes to help parents teach sign language to their young children www.babysigns.ca

A website designed as a resource for phonological awareness for parents, teachers, and speech pathologists; includes development charts, descriptions, and activities for various skills, (e.g., rhyme awareness, segmenting, blending) http://phonologicalawareness.org/