Helpful Resources

Information for clients, patients, and families in our communities.

Canadian Provincial Associations

Audiology Links:

Hearing impairment:
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada:
Cost of Hearing Loss: Infographic
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA):
Hearing Loss in Adults

Canadian Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Canadian Association of the Deaf

Telecommunication and Accessibility Issues for the Deaf

Rights for Those With Hearing Loss

Hearing Aid Cleaning and Care

Dizziness and Balance Disorders:
ASHA facts on Dizziness and Balance

Sign Language:
Sign Language:Best Resources for Beginners
A Family Health Reference to American Sign Language (ASL)
A free online video ASL dictionary

Cochlear Implants:
Nova Scotia Cochlear Implant Program
SAC – Position Paper on Cochlear Implants in Children 2006

Speech Language Pathology Links:

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Augmentative Communication:
Communication Disabilities Access Canada

Autism Awareness Centre Inc.
Autism Nova Scotia
Autism Speaks
Free software package designed specifically for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dysphagia/Swallowing and Feeding:
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

Canadian Stuttering Association
Preschool Stuttering Information from Canadian Speech-Language & Audiology Canada(SAC)

Hearing Impairment:
A Family Health Reference to American Sign Language (ASL)
A free online video ASL dictionary


Nova Scotia Provincial Government:
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
Nova Scotia Department of Education

Parkinson’s Disease:
Speak Up

Speech and Language:
A variety of blogs and websites related to childhood speech and language skills are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list of resources. SHANS encourages families to consult with a Speech-Language Pathologist if you have concerns about your child’s speech language development and/or activities to work on.

The Hanen Centre

Speech-language-therapy dot com

National Information Centre for Children and Youth with Disabilities (US)

Speechville Express

Health and Development of Indigenous Children in Canada, University of Victoria

Phonological awareness for parents, teachers, and speech pathologists

Playing with Words Blog

Mommy speech Therapy Blog

Alzheimer’s Service Dogs