Helpful links and resources for speech-language pathology


Helpful links about speech-language pathology

 

 

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

 

Autism Nova Scotia's website provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and available programs, support, and upcoming events in Nova Scotia http://www.autismnovascotia.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/

 

Hearing impairment

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

 

Position Paper on Cochlear Implants in Children:

https://www.sac-oac.ca/professional-resources/resource-library/sac-position-paper-cochlear-implants-children-revised-march

 

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: https://novascotia.ca/DHW/

 

Speech and Language

If you are concerned about a child’s speech development, you can take an easy on-line questionnaire to see if a professional assessment is indicated.

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

 

Links to information about 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

 

Stuttering

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

 

General

A compilation of websites that 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

 

Other

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