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Communication Disorders - Resources

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - - The mission of this association is to promote the interests of and provide services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science. It also promotes advocatcy for persons with communication disabilities.

Developmental Delay Resources - Developmental Delay Registry (DDR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas.

Hanen Centre The Hanen Centre is an non-profit charitable international organization dedicated to providing early speech - language intervention to all young children with special needs and speech language delays.

National Aphasia Association The National Aphasia Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.

Aphasia This site contains excellent web sites, organizations, general informations and chat lines.

Apraxia This site contains excellent web sites, organizations, general informations and chat lines concerning apraxia.

Communication Aids for Language and Learning The CALL team is dedicated to serving those in Scotland with severe communication difficulties; physical disabilities; and mobility problems.

Communication Disorders This site contains excellent web sites, organizations, general informations and chat lines dealing communication impairments.

General Information about Speech and Language Disorders This is a fact sheet that gives definitions, characteristics, and other information.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders NIDCD facilitates and enhances the dissemination of information in the f ollowing areas: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.

Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences This site provides many useful links.

Stuttering This site contains excellent web sites, organizations, general information and chat lines about stuttering.

"What to Do and What to Know When Speaking with a Person who Stutters" This site provides general information about stuttering.

ASSISTIVE SOFTWARE FOR COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

  1. The Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh is helping to meet the challenge of reading caused by dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and other disorders. Kurzweil 3000 reads scanned books or electronic text aloud using synthetic speech. This patented auditory and visual presentation of information helps measure reading accuracy, speed and comprehension for struggling readers.
    Availability: Freeware
    Contact: Kurzweil Educational USA
    Phone: +1-800-894-5374
    Fax: +1-781-203-5033
    E-mail: info@kurzweiledu.com
  2. DEAL Communication Center Inc. Australia Provides services to people who are unable to talk, or talk clearly as a result of conditions such as cerebral palsy, strokes, acquired brain damage, autism, Down syndrome or intellectual impairment. http://www.vicnet.net.au/~dealccinc/

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