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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Professional society for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing specialists. Factsheet topics include communication disorders and stuttering. Use the directory to locate a speech pathologist in your area.

Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
This professional society provides facts, certification and other resources.

Speech and Language Dysfunction in Children
Articles and resources for parents of children with speech or language dysfunction on Children's Disability Information website.

Research on the Impact of Prematurity on Speech and Language
Research summary on prematurity and speech.

A great selection of articles, news, and resources.

Apraxia Kids
Exceptional collection of original articles from experts on speech and language disorders. Also FAQs, things to do at home and the website for very active Apraxia Kids email support list.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Factsheets on voice, speech and language.

Communicating Partners
Dr. James MacDonald's website provides experienced advice on ways to encourage your child with special needs to communicate. Covers a variety of communication issues for children with Down's Syndrome, Autism, and Behavioral issues.

Caroline Bowen's Web Site
Caroline Bowen, an Australian Speech-Language Pathologist, explains speech disorders and provides advice on therapy in this comprehensive site.

Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
Children with difficulties related to language comprehension and conversation. Although the primary focus is on children with autism, this detailed article is useful for any child whose speech and comprehension difficulties interfere with personal interactions.

Stuttering Foundation of America
Articles, referrals, and resources for parents of children who stutter.

Recognizing and Treating Stuttering in Children and Adults
The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter Posted 10/17/2002
Good summary of stuttering in children, on Medscape.

Building on Language Skills
Emory Developmental Continuity Program
Practical suggestions for helping your preschooler with communication and language skills.

Premature Infants & Speech-Language Skills
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), on Health Touch
Higher incidence of speech and language problems in children born premature.

From Illegible to Understandable: How Word Prediction and Speech Synthesis Can Help
Article by Charles A. MacArthur describes a multi-modal reading instruction program including phonics, reading, book discussion, story retelling and computers. On LD-Online.

SKF Books, Inc.
Publishes Teach Me Language by Sabrina Freeman., an excellent resource books for communication.


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