Alternative Routes at Speechville Express Speechville Express is a resource for families, educators, and medical professionals, offering information about language development. Helping those who care for children who are late talkers or who have communication impairment and connecting you with others who have been down this road. Information regarding speech, language delays or disorders, including are Apraxia, Autism, and Stuttering.
Apraxia Canada Support and Resources - ECHO The Expressive Communication Help Organization was founded by parents for parents and caregivers of children with oral motor speech disorders - apraxia, dyspraxia, and dysarthria. The site provides Canadian resources and information.
Teach Your Baby Sign Language! Baby Signing 101 is a quick-start online learning program for parents and childcare providers.Learn to sign with your baby in less than one hour. Free resources and ongoing support. Visit http://www.kindersigns.com
Apraxia Kids The Apraxia-Kids website is sponsored by a new organization, the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). The site is designed to provide accessible and understandable information regarding Childhood Apraxia of Speech (also called Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, and other terms).
Apraxia-Kids The site is designed to provide accessible and understandable information regarding Childhood Apraxia of Speech (also called Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, and other terms).
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide information and education to parents, professionals and the public regarding childhood apraxia of speech, its diagnosis, treatment and impact on children and their families and to encourage research efforts to generate heightened understanding of this speech disorder
DEAL COMMUNICATION CENTRE, INC DEAL Communication Centre in Melbourne, Australia, provides services to people who are unable to talk, or to talk clearly, as a result of conditions such as cerebral palsy, strokes, acquired brain damage, autism, Down syndrome, or intellectual impairment - anyone whose speech is not clear enough, fluent enough or reliable enough to allow them to get across everything they want to say
Definition of Speech and Language Disorders From the NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and related areas such as oral motor function.
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (DVD, also known as developmental apraxia of speech and as oral motor planning disorder) is a disorder that is more easily defined by what it is not. It is not a muscle disorder. It is not a cognitive disorder (although it may have some impact on language as well as speech). The problem occurs when the brain tries to tell the muscles what to do -- somehow that message gets scrambled.
Kidsource-Spoken Language Problems Like other types of learning disabilities, language disabilities differ in type and severity. In young children there are many known milestones that can be observed by parents and preschool teachers.
Language Builder Flash Cards The Language Builder, a brand new essential for home programs. This set of 350 beautifully photographed cards includes; identical matches, similar or non-identical matches, sort by category, receptive and expressive language. Solid color cards and shape cards are included in the set.
NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION Good information on using non-verbal communication: cues, signals, symbols. A great introduction!
Non Verbal Kids NonVerbalKids.Com a Website created by a Mom & Dad for other Mom's & Dad's, Educators and Trainers with children having speaking disabilities and related diseases.
Q & A about Articulation Problems When you consider the possible impact an articulation problem may have on one's social, emotional, educational, and/or vocational status, the answer becomes obvious. Our speech is an important part of us. The quality of our lives is affected by the adequacy of our speech.
Questions and Answers about Stuttering Stuttering is the condition in which the flow of speech is broken by abnormal stoppages (no sound), repetitions (st-st-stuttering), or prolongations (ssssstuttering) of sounds and syllables. There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak.
Semantic Pragmatic Disorder Web Page Some believe SPD is a component, or a language style, of other disorders such as High Functioning Autism, Asperger's syndrome, or Hyperlexia. Others believe it is either the same as High Functioning Autism or is a seperate, valid disorder on the autistic spectrum.
Semantic Pragmatic Impairments Information Sheet by Jane Shields. Produced by the National Autistic Society, this gives a history and overview of semantic-pragmatic disorder and explains why within the NAS, professionals are no longer using it as a diagnostic term. Also available to download in Microsoft Word 97 format.
Sign Language Interpreter Education Directory This page is dedicated to assisting persons interested in becoming interpreters in finding an interpreter training program and also contains links to pages that will be of assistance to those already in the profession.
Speech-Language Disorders Page What follows is the beginning of a library of pointers to resources and information on the Internet relevant to speech-language disorders and differences.
Speech- Language Pathologist Resources Speech TherapIst Resources, Jobs Classifieds for speech therapists, Chat Room with scheduled weekly chats, Message Forum, Calendar of Speech Events. and more. No log in requirements and available to the public.
Speech Praxis Test The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children (KSPT) is an innovative new resource that assists in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental apraxia (dyspraxia) of speech in preschool children.
Speech Teach Welcome to the Speech Teach Website. Our site has been developed to provide teaching resources for parents and professionals supporting children with speech and learning difficulties for example dyspraxia, apraxia and autism.
Studdering Welcome to the Home Page of The National Center For Stuttering. What is studdering and other information.
Stuttering Foundation of America The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. We are the largest - and the first - nonprofit charitable organization in the world working towards the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering, reaching over a million people annually. We also offer extensive educational programs on stuttering for professionals. Through our award-winning Web site, we hope that we may be of service to you. (800)992-9392. Contact Information