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disorders encompass a wide variety of problems in speech, language,
hearing and related areas. The following web sites deal with
communication disorders from a very broad perspective; more specific
sites can be found in related subjects.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing
- ASHA is
a professional, scientific, and credentialing association for
audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language,
and hearing scientists. Its web site features a wealth of information
about speech, language, swallowing, hearing, and balance disorders.
It also includes an online directory of credentialed audiology
and speech-language-pathology programs.
Information About Speech and Language Disorders
- This fact
sheet from the National Information Center for Children and Youth
with Disabilities provides a good overview and list of resources
for parents and professionals.
- The home
page of the International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL)
provides information about speech therapists, support groups,
products, events, and other topics of interest to laryngectomees.
Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
- NIDCD conducts
and supports biomedical and behavioral research relating to hearing,
balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. Its web site
includes news and events, current research, health information,
and grants and contracts. Many of NIDCD's excellent, consumer-oriented
publications appear in the health information section, along
with access to other health information databases and resources.
Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences: An Internet
- Judith Maginnis
Kuster provides a comprehensive guide to online resources relating
to communications. Topics covered include discussion forums and
electronic newsletters, communication disorders and sciences,
speech and language disorders, stuttering, hearing and hearing
disability, online courses, commercial products, and more. While
the orientation is academic, consumers with an eye towards good
research will find the site very valuable. [Editor's note: the
pages we spot-checked in February 2001 had not been updated since
- Speech to
Speech Relay (STS) enables people with speech impairments to
use their own voice or a communication device to make a phone
call. This site provides information about STS and other topics
of interest to people with speech impairments.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Deafness and Hearing Impairments
- Facial Differences
- Resources in your state
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