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Aug/Alt Communication Hearing Impairment Multipurpose Resources
Autism Spectrum Disorders IDEA 2004 Publishers
Brain Science Language and Literacy Research
Cleft Palate/VPD Medicaid/QSource Selective Mutism
Continuing Professional Ed Miscellaneous Speech Production
Difference/Diversity/Dialect Therapy Activities

Augmentative/Alternative Communication

American Sign Language Fingerspelling - Fingerspelling signs are displayed as video clips of a human hand.  This site includes an ASL fingerspelling dictionary, fingerspelling converter (type in a word to see how it is fingerspelled), fingerspelling quiz, and links to printable charts, an ASL sign dictionary, and a downloadable fingerspelling font.

American Sign Language University - ASL University is an online curriculum resource for American Sign Language students, instructors, interpreters, and parents of deaf children.  Feel free to use the various lessons and resources for self-study.  

ASL Access - This organization was specifically created to promote public access to a sign language.  It provides access to ASL biographies, comedy, poetry, storytelling, sign lessons, classic literature translations, parenting videos, health programs, children's shows, and sophisticated, silent plays. 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Centers - This site provides access to a wide range of information and resources related to the AAC effort.  It is maintained by the Barkley AAC Center and the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska.

Baby Sign Language - This site is a collection of free resources created to teach baby sign language.  It includes a series of free tutorials, a video dictionary, flash cards that parents can print out at home, a wall chart, and a blog.

Baltimore City Public Schools Boardmaker Files - On this website you will find books that have been adapted using the Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) and the Mayer-Johnson program BoardMaker ©.  If you have your own copy of the book, there are files that allow you to print the symbols used to adapt the books.  These PCS can be cut out and glued into your own book so that you can read the adapted book again and again to your child or students.

All files with symbols were created using Boardmaker Version 5.0.10 and require you to have that program loaded onto your computer into order to access these files.

International Society of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (ISAAC) - ISAAC works to improve the life of every child and adult with speech difficulties.  ISAAC members want everyone in the world to know about AAC.  ISAAC also does projects and makes information packs for people anywhere in the world who cannot speak.

NYC District 75 Adapted Books - These are adapted books and materials created with Boardmaker picture symbols, Writing with Symbols, and MS PowerPoint software.  You must have Boardmaker and/or Writing with Symbols software installed on your computer to view or open those files.  However, many books have been converted to Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format as well.

Ready!  Set!  Sign! - A comprehensive, 24-lesson sign language course for beginning signers 10 years and up.

Simplified Sign System - The sign-learning difficulties encountered by hearing, but nonspeaking, populations is addressed on this web site through the proposal of a simplified form of sign communication, developed in Professor John D. Bonvillian's Developmental Psychology and Psycholinguistics Research Lab at the University of Virginia.

United States Society of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (USSAAC) - USSAAC is dedicated to providing information on the technology, tools and therapies within the world of AAC, serving everyone from therapists to families to educators.  Our primary mission is to celebrate the individuals who rely on nonverbal communication.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Access Autism - This site contains a variety of articles that provide thoughtful discussions and practical recommendations on a wide range of topics, including behavior, sensory programming, education, communication, and other issues.

Alex Kelly's Resources for Speech Therapy and Social Skills Training - Resource for the "Talkabout" series of materials for social skills training.

Autism Education and Support Services - Specializes in behavior consultation for all school age children with behavioral challenges.  Services include observation and assessment of students, functional behavior assessments, participation in IEP meetings, direct teaching and demonstration of recommended behavior interventions, observations to assist in the evaluation process, consultation for ABA programs in the classroom and in the home setting, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, behavioral therapy, and training for school personnel across the state of Missouri as well as Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, and Illinois.

Autism Research Institute - Established in 1967, the San Diego-based nonprofit ARI is world headquarters for research and information on autism and related disorders, and the epicenter of a rapidly growing movement that holds that autism can be treated effectively through intensive behavior modification and a variety of individualized biomedical treatments.  Home to the Defeat Autism Now project.

Autism Speaks Video Glossary - An innovative web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  This glossary contains over a hundred video clips and is available free of charge.  Whether you are a parent, family member, friend, physician, clinician, childcare provider, or educator, it can help you see the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children and spot the early red flags for ASD.  All of the children featured in the ASD Video Glossary as having red flags for ASD are, in fact, diagnosed with ASD.

BBB Autism Online Support Network - This website, developed by parents, contains over 2,000 links, many great parents stories, recommended reading, online support, and lots of information pertaining to raising a child who is on the autism spectrum.

Beyond Autism - This site contains over 2,700 working links to other resources and is a comprehensive source of information on teaching methodologies, general and special education resources, IEP information, augmentative and communication assistance, assistive technology information, disability legal information, sensory dysfunction issues, specialized catalogs, behavior problems and much more.  There is a trove of information here on PECS and communication.

Do2Learn - This site contains lots of free games, songs, communication cards, print resources, and information for special needs children.

Gray Center - The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding is a non-profit organization dedicated to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and those who work alongside them to improve mutual understanding. They approach the social impairment in ASD as a shared impairment and work to improve social understanding on both sides of the social equation, helping individuals with ASD to communicate and interact more successfully with the people with whom they live and work.

Healing Thresholds - Healing Thresholds was created to connect parents to scientific and health information as quickly and efficiently as possible.  The site offers therapy fact sheets, research summaries, news summaries, and a community center.

Interactive Autism Network (IAN) - An innovative online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families. Families of children with an ASD can share information in a secure online setting and become part of the nation's largest online research effort.  As a result, researchers will obtain valuable data, explain findings, and collaborate with families and one another.

Michelle G. Winner's Center for Social Thinking - Michelle Garcia Winner, speech language pathologist and specialist for persons with social cognitive deficits, is internationally recognized as an innovative therapist, energetic and enthusiastic workshop presenter and author based in San Jose, Ca. where she runs her private practice, the Center for Social Thinking.  She focuses on developing further understanding and educational strategies for helping persons with social thinking or social communicative deficits.

Polyxo.com - This is a nice resource for parents, professionals, or anyone interested in teaching children with autism or other related developmental disorders.  It encompasses a variety of instructional techniques and philosophies.

Sensory Processing in Everyday Life - This site provided by the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center answers frequently asked questions about sensory processing, defines terminology, lists resources, and describe learning opportunities.

Social Skill Builder - This site offers software for developing social skills by presenting video sequences of real-life social scenarios and offering appropriate responses.  It addresses skills in the following areas:  Appropriate Social Behavior, Interactions and Relationships, Social Emotions, and Problem-Solving.

ZAC Browser - ZAC (Zone for Autistic Children) is the first web browser developed specifically for children with autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and PDD-NOS.  This browser is for the children - for their enjoyment, enrichment, and freedom. Children touch it, use it, play it, interact with it, and experience independence through ZAC.

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Brain Science (learning, injury)

Advanced Brain Technologies - Home to an extensive line of interactive software and music programs including: The Listening Program®, BrainBuilder®, Sound Health®, Music for Babies™, Shelly's Interactive Computer Learning Series™, and Spatial Surround® HD.

Applying Bloom's Taxonomy - Based on Dalton & Smith's (1986) “Extending Children’s Special Abilities – Strategies for Primary Classrooms,” this document provides useful verbs, sample question stems, and potential activities and products based on Bloom's taxonomy.

Bloom's Taxonomy:  Sample Questions - Teachers tend to ask questions in the "knowledge" category 80% to 90% of the time.  These questions are not bad, but using them all the time is.  Higher order level of questions require much more "brain power" and a more extensive and elaborate answer.

Bloom's Taxonomy Updated - Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom's, provides an updated version of the taxonomy, reflecting relevance to 21st century work.  It contains a graphic representation of the new verbage associated with the long familiar Bloom's Taxonomy, noting the change from nouns to verbs to describe the different levels of the taxonomy.

Brain Connection:  Education - Up-to-date information on brain science and learning, plus brain teasers and great links.

Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum - Bloom's taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains.  One of these is the cognitive domain which emphasizes intellectual outcomes.  This domain is further divided into categories or levels.  The key words used and the type of questions asked may aid in the establishment and encouragement of critical thinking, especially in the higher levels.

Dana Press:  Brain in the News - A monthly publication valuable for anyone interested in the latest discoveries about the brain.  Each issue is compiled from articles and illustrations, reprinted by permission, that have appeared throughout the country in major newspapers and news magazines.  Also, look for the "Brainy Kids Online" section, which offers games and activities, as well as a virtual lab to help students learn more about the human brain.

Dana Press:  Brainwork - A bi-monthly publication for the general public about the brain.  Each issue features news and information about the latest findings in research in neuroscience, an in-depth look at a specific brain-related disorder, and information about the latest treatments and the research that will lead to better therapies in the future.  BrainWork is the best source for the general reader with an active interest in the brain.

Jensen Learning Corporation - The specialty of Jensen Learning is the integration of brain research into practical, user-friendly training applications. We blend solid research on the brain with other related disciplines to insure a powerful, accurate message.

Lash & Associates Publishing/Training - Specializes in information on the treatment of brain injury and concussion in adults and children. Tip cards, manuals, books and training programs on traumatic brain injury can be used in hospitals, rehabilitation programs, schools, community agencies and at home.

Learning Domains or Bloom's Taxonomy - This site presents three types of learning, cognitive, affective, and psychomotor, and divides each into behaviors starting from the simplest to the most complex.

LearningRx - This site for the Colorado-based training center offers free downloadable copies of Think  and LearningRx magazines, which contain fun brain-building games to take on the road or to use at home.  In Arkansas, you can contact LearningRx in Little Rock, Fayetteville, or Bentonville.

NEW!  Memory and the Human Brain - This page was recommended to me by a student who found my website while studying for a science final.  It contains a short article with multiple links that address brain anatomy and memory processes.  Thanks, Anton!

Neuropsychology Central - This web source is devoted exclusively to the subject of Human Neuropsychology and contains numerous resources, documents, and links to additional information, as well as a discussion forum where individuals can post questions and messages on any topic relevant to neuropsychology.

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Cleft Palate/Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Craniofacial Program - Search this site for the following instructional articles by John E. Riski, Ph.D.:  "An Introduction to Speech Pathology and Resonance," "Improving Your Clinical Competence with Articulation Disorders Related to Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Disorders," "How Speech Instrumentation, Surgery and Prosthetics Can Help Your Patients," and "How To Develop Your Non-Instrumental Clinical Skills for Assessing Velopharyngeal Function."

Documents Available - See "Miscellaneous Documents and Handouts" at the bottom of the Archives page of this website to view and/or download several documents provided by Ann W. Kummer, Ph.D., who describes causes, characteristics, and specific assessment and intervention techniques that can be used to address resonance disorders and velopharyngeal dysfunction.

Speech Therapy for Children with VPI - This site from the University of Iowa Craniofacial Center has an online tutorial for SLPs working with individuals with clefts and velopharyngeal incompetence.

Wide Smiles Cleft Lip and Palate Resource - A comprehensive resource for professionals, parents, and children, including medical/surgical information, exercises for speech therapy, support resources, and lots of useful links.

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Continuing Professional Education

ADE Professional Development Submission and Management (PDSAM) - The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Rules Governing Professional Development require that professional development programs be approved by the ADE before the offering can be used to satisfy the 60-hour professional development requirement for Arkansas licensed educators.  Since prior approval of professional development programs is a relatively new requirement, many organizations are not yet aware of this approval requirement or the application process to gain approval.  Click here to view the current rules for professional development.  After reviewing this document, you may register for a provider account for submitting professional development approval applications.  Once your provider account has been activated, you may submit program applications for ADE review.

Ages and Stages - Provides professional continuing education activities for speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathology assistants, occupational therapy assistants, and others.

Aha! Process, Inc. - Devoted to educating professionals and community leaders about the effects of class and poverty on our society, aha! Process, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Dr. Ruby K.  Payne. It's emphasis is on education and the difficulty children from poverty experience in most schools.

Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives Calendar of Events

Arkansas Local Education Agency Resource Network - AR LEARN will offer a statewide professional development and technical assistance program designed to build the capacity of local special education personnel and, to the extent appropriate, that of general education professionals also. AR LEARN programs are designed to be responsive to statewide needs, as well as the training and technical assistance needs of individual school districts.

Arkansas SPED Workshop Information System

Arkansas Speech Pathology & Audiology CEU Opportunities - This site is offered as a service to the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in the state of Arkansas who are looking for continuing education opportunities.  The goal is to provide listings of webinars, online CEU's, DVD's, teleconferences, and live seminars.  If you know of an upcoming activity that is not listed, please email Mary Cherepski, MS, CCC-SLP, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, speechpathology@stvincenthealth.com.

ASHA Approved CE Provider Course Search - This site allows you to search, by keyword or topic, start date, end date, and location, for courses that are offering ASHA CEUs.

ASHA Professional Development - This page lists ASHA's telephone seminars and replays, online workshops, self-study products, and conferences.

Boehme Workshops -  A clinically based continuing education provider of seminars focused on clinical skills. They specialize in providing training, videotapes and textbooks with a focus on children and adults challenged by both congenital and acquired injuries to the central nervous system.  Educational programs include training in clinical skills related to Neuro-Developmental Treatment, and Myofacial Release as they apply to individuals with neuromotor and sensory challenges. They also offer courses on baby treatment, NDT handling, sensory treatment as it relates to NDT, postural control, and treatment of spastic quadriplegia and hypotonia.

Bureau of Education & Research (BER) - A leading provider of staff development and training resources for educators in North America.  The Bureau is especially proud of its outstanding presenters, all of whom have extensive practical experience in their content areas and many of whom are national and international leaders in their respective fields.  In addition to sponsoring seminars and conferences, the Bureau also provides onsite training, online learning options, video training programs and audio seminars.

Care 2 Learn - Online continuing education for healthcare professionals.

CEC Professional Development Online Courses and Web Seminars - These courses allow professionals to balance the sharpening of knowledge and skills with a busy schedule, provide states and school districts with an effective strategy to target professional development priorities, and reach individuals in remote sites.

Continuing Education Programs of America (CEPA) - One of the leading developers and organizers of continuing education activities for those in the fields of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, Special Education, Psychology, Nursing and other related helping professions.

Cross Country Education - A national leader in high-quality educational products and services for the entire health care industry.

Education Resources, Inc. - An accredited provider of continuing education courses for various rehabilitation and therapy fields.

Essential Speech, Language, and Hearing Bookshelf - The “must-have” titles on this list were selected by a team made up of clinical experts and medical librarians who are collection development experts in speech, language and hearing.  These experts research the book literature and update their selections once every year.

Friendship Pediatric Services - An Arkansas-based provider of training and continuing education for professionals working in the area of developmental delays in children.

Future Horizons, Inc. - A leading provider of current, helpful information, resources, and conferences on autism and Asperger's Syndrome for individuals, families and professionals.

HEALTH EDucation Network - A continuing education provider for professionals working in mental health, medical, long term care, social services, and education settings.

LinguiSystems Online Continuing Education - Courses are practical and loaded with use-tomorrow strategies.  View or download the online courses from home or work, complete each course and/or assessment in one sitting or sign in and out as often as you like to complete it.  For Source®Courses, you must purchase and read an offered book, then take the test online.

Lorman Education Services - A leading provider of continuing education. The distinguished faculty at our seminars provide current information on the rules, regulations and best practices that impact the success of your business or the business of your clients.  Lorman’s day-long seminars and 90-minute teleconferences meet most continuing education requirements.  In addition, Lorman offers a variety of CDs and manuals in the Lorman Bookstore.

LRP Education Audio Conferences - Conferences are interactive and easy to attend.  You participate from your office or conference room — all you need is a phone.  Use a speakerphone and invite as many people as you'd like.  You save travel time and expense — and you can still ask questions during the session. You dial a toll-free number from your phone, then enter a conference I.D. and password which are provided to you a few days before the conference. You also receive conference material, which you can copy and distribute to everyone attending the audio conference.

Medical Educational Services Inc. Professional Development Network - A provider of quality, continuing education and training for a multitude of professionals.

Motivations, Inc. - A professional planning and education company designed to meet the needs for career training and organizational arrangements, within business, civic and religious settings, focusing on clear and practical information with application for corporate growth, and personal self-improvement.

National CEU - In this interactive online portal, you’ll find the experts you trust and the topics you want, such as reading and spelling, phonological assessment and treatment, response to intervention, auditory processing disorders, IDEA and service delivery, autism spectrum disorders, stuttering treatment and counseling, descriptive assessment, and multicultural assessment, delivered directly to your computer via a cutting-edge, streaming video format with no messy downloads.

OnlineCEUs.com - Offers practical continuing education courses with handouts that therapists, educators, and healthcare professionals can immediately use with their students or clients. Current topics include: ADHD, Adult Neurogenic, Articulation, Assistive Technology, Audiology, Autism, Brain Injury, Craniofacial, Dysphagia, Fluency, Language/Learning Disorders, Motor Speech Disorders, Prevention of Medical Errors, and Trachs and Vents.

PBS TeacherLine - A nice resource offering professional development courses online to individual PreK-12 teachers and districts.  Specially trained, certified facilitators lead over 100 top-quality, standards-based courses that span the entire curriculum: Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, Science, Instructional Technology, and Instructional Strategies.

Professional Development Programs - Sponsors cutting edge and popular continuing education workshops and symposia of interest to professionals who provide services to children & adults with special needs.

Professional Development Resources, Inc. - This Florida nonprofit educational corporation organized in 1992 provides busy health care professionals with accredited continuing education home study courses on topics that are vital to contemporary clinical practice.

Program Development Associates - Disability training and multimedia solutions from experts on disability awareness, advocacy, developmental and learning disabilities, and special education, plus physical disabilities, mental health, assistive technology and vocational rehabilitation.

Sensory Resources - Excellent resources for sensory challenges.

Speech Dynamics Incorporated - Self-study and video courses for Charlotte Boshart's oral sensory-motor therapy.

SpeechPathology.com - Dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities for speech-language pathologists and other interested professionals.

Staff Development for Educators - One of America’s leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators.  Teachers and administrators can learn real-world strategies and practical classroom-proven techniques through seminars, conferences, on-site consulting services, and on-line learning program. They are committed to providing the most up-to-date, cutting-edge topics presented by some of the nation’s top authors and educational experts who know what it means to teach.

Summit Professional Education - An innovative training company whose focus is to develop and deliver dynamic, relevant, and highly useful educational content to professional audiences.

Therapeutic Services, Inc. - Informative conferences for physical, occupational, and speech therapists, psychologists and nutritionists.

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Difference/Diversity/Dialect

20 Things I Will Do To Be A More Equitable Educator - This is an article by Paul C. Gorski for EdChange and the Multicultural Pavilion.

AAE - Difference or Disorder? - This is a document designed to assist SLPs with the assessment of speech and language for speakers of the African American English dialect.

Bilingual Books for Kids, Inc. - Written with Spanish and English appearing side-by-side, these books introduce bilingual skills, increase language and learning abilities and positively heighten awareness of many cultures.

Bilingual Journey - Carries Spanish educational products, such as books, music, videos, bilingual educational software, electronic toys, board games, activity books, puzzles, and much more.

Bilingualism and Second-Language Impairment - Bibliography of resources regarding bilingualism and language impairment prepared by Maria Adelaida Restrepo, Ph.D. from University of Georgia, Athens.

Center for Multicultural Education (K-12) - Managed by the University of Washington in Seattle, this site focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, intergroup relations, and the achievement of all students.

Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research - Contains dozens of bilingual, ESL, and multicultural education resources.

CLD Corner (TSHA) - The Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association's website hosts this forum, which was created to respond to questions on cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD).  Questions are answered by members of the TSHA Task Force on CLD.

Culture for Kids - A nice source for bilingual and multicultural books and videos.

Difference or Deficit in Speakers of African American English?  What Every Clinician Should Know . . . and Do - ASHA Leader article from May 3, 2005.

Improving Your Child's Education:  A Guide for African-American Parents

Linguistically Diverse Populations: Considerations and Resources for Assessment and Intervention - Although this TSHA document was not designed for use by Arkansas practitioners, it is suggested here as a resource for enhancing the quality of speech and language services to linguistically diverse populations.

Sounds of English - This website is designed for learners of English and their teachers.  It includes favorite links, handouts from presentations, English pronunciation pages (pictures, sounds, and videos), activities and exercises, tips for teachers, and listening exercises with printable worksheets and teacher guides.

Spanish Speech Treasure Box - Provides quality, original Spanish speech, language, and literacy materials.

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Hearing Impairments

ADCO Hearing Products - Provides individuals, businesses and agencies with a comprehensive range of communication products and services so that persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing can communicate freely and effectively without barriers.

Advanced Bionics - Committed to supporting those who work in the field of cochlear implants, including surgeons and audiologists and allied healthcare, educational, and therapy professionals.  Learn about the variety of resources that are available so you can help your patients on their journey to hearing.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) - This organization is a lifelong resource, support network and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. Through publications, outreach, training, scholarships and financial aid, AG Bell promotes the use of spoken language and hearing technology. 

Amplification Options - This site contains a nice review of the types of hearing aids, maintenance tips, procedures for daily checks, and troubleshooting.

Auditec - Provides pre-recorded and custom requested recordings for testing purposes.  Entire catalog available on CD.  Owned and operated by an ASHA certified audiologist and who is also an audio engineer.

Auditory Verbal Therapy FAQs

Better Hearing Institute (BHI) - BHI is a not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done about it.  Founded in 1973, they work to 1) erase the stigma and end the embarrassment that prevents millions of people from seeking help for hearing loss, 2) show the negative consequences of untreated hearing loss for millions of Americans, and 3) promote treatment and demonstrate that this is a national problem that can be solved.  This site also contains a Hearing Loss Simulator that demonstrates the effects of mild, moderate, and severe sensorineural hearing losses.

Caption Mic - A "do-it-yourself" captioning system that produces captions with the help of speech recognition technology.  A voice captioner echoes what is spoken at an event, and the resulting captions are displayed on a TV monitor or other display device.

Center for Hearing Loss Help - Helps people live successful lives in spite of their hearing losses by providing information, help, support and selected quality products to people with hearing loss (deafness), tinnitus and phantom sounds, balance issues, and other ear-related problems.

Centrum Sound Systems - A principal provider of assistive listening devices for personal applications; assistive listening systems for hearing assistance and ADA compliance in public facilities; simultaneous language translation and tour guide systems; a full range of professional sound reinforcement equipment, including hands-free wireless portable PA systems as well as sound field systems for educational and corporate applications.

CI Hear - This site contains valuable information to keep everyone updated with the latest news about cochlear implants and the children and adults who hear with them.

Clubhouse ASL - This site promotes deaf awareness and contains deaf and sign language resources.

Cochlear Implant Education Center FAQs - A unit of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University, CIEC investigates, evaluates, and disseminates effective practices related to cochlear implant technology and its role in the education and lives of deaf children from birth through high school.

Comtek Communications Technology - A leading developer and manufacturer of specialty wireless communications equipment.

C-Print - A speech-to-text system developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as an access service option for some deaf and hard-of-hearing students in educational environments. I t was developed by researchers to improve the classroom experience for students at both the secondary and college levels.  The basis of C-Print is printed text of spoken English displayed in real time.

Described and Captioned Media Program - Our mission is to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning through described and captioned educational media. The ultimate goal of the DCMP is for accessible media to be an integral tool in the teaching and learning process for all stakeholders in the educational community, including students, educators and other school personnel, parents, service providers, businesses, and agencies.

Gallaudet University's Library of Deaf-Related Resources - This site contains FAQs, research guides, related websites, archived information, and helpful tips for communication.

Harris Communications - The one-stop source for products for deaf and hard of hearing people, including TTYs, amplified telephones, signalers, vibrating clocks, wireless pagers, assistive listening devices, and sign language CDs, DVDs, books, videos and novelties.

Hearing Exchange - The blog and resources for hearing loss, cochlear implants and parenting deaf and hard of hearing children.

HearMore - A great source for products for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, are blind or have low vision, or have medical, health, and/or mobility needs, including a variety of household items.

Hear2Learn - This site contains several downloadable tools and listening inventories (i.e. L.I.F.E., SIFTER) for use in documenting hearing aid and personal FM trials, as well as benefit from cochlear implants and sound field systems.

Individual and Sound-Field Systems:  Rationale, Description and Use - This article by Carol Flexer identifies, discusses, and resolves many issues regarding recommendations, management, and use of individual and sound-field FM systems.

Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc. - Dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through research and development, training, technical assistance, and advocacy.  We specialize in research and development efforts on behalf of children and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing.  We have particular expertise in the development of computer software and other products in American Sign Language (ASL), in research on speech recognition and closed captioned television, in training related to emergency response for people with hearing losses, and in the Americans with Disabilities Act

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center - Nice source of information for parents and teachers.

Listening Room - A web resource full of (re)habilitation activities and ideas to support the development of listening and language skills in children, adolescents and adults with cochlear implants.

Listen-Up Web - The one stop place for information, answers, help, ideas, resources, and anything else related to hearing-impairment.

Oral Deaf Education - Today, even children with profound hearing loss can learn to listen and talk through oral deaf education.  Oral deaf education puts families first and prepares children for success in the mainstream at an early age.  By combining today's sophisticated hearing technologies with intensive early intervention, oral deaf education builds a child's confidence and life skills by teaching children to listen and talk.

Phonic Ear - A recognized market leader within the field of wireless technology for the hearing impaired.

Potomac Technology - From assistive listening devices and amplified phones to personal pagers and TTYs, you'll find everything you need to enhance the sounds of your life.  Take advantage of our wide selection of books, videos and fun items — all related to hearing loss.

Readings on FM Systems - A five-page bibliography of research articles and texts on FM systems dated October 17, 2005.

Recommended Assessment Tools For Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - This list provided by NASDSE only indicates possibilities from which to choose.  Many tests are usable only in part, such as the use of only visual or performance subtests from a more comprehensive standardized evaluation.  Almost all evaluation tools require some form of modification which the evaluator must note in the student's record.

Resources - This list reflects helpful resources that emerged throughout the two-day conference, “Cochlear Implants and Sign Language: Putting It All Together.” It is not comprehensive of all effective resources, but does contain a nice listing of relevant agencies and organizations, assessment tools, cochlear implant manufacturers, software for developing spoken language skills, and web and training resources.

Speech-To-Text Services Network - Technology has created a variety of ways to convert spoken language into words on a computer or projection screen, as the words are spoken. These include the traditional court reporter verbatim stenography systems; more recent, non-verbatim meaning-based systems; and even more recent, automatic speech recognition systems.  The mission of this network is to provide information and support to service providers, administrators, and consumers about this growing area of support services; and to foster excellence of service.

What You Need To Know About Deafness or Hard of Hearing This site provides information of a variety of topics related to deafness or hard of hearing.

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IDEA 2004

Information concerning IDEA 2004 can be found by returning to the Communication Board and selecting "Off the Shelf."

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Language and Literacy

Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) - Academic Language Therapy is an educational, structured, comprehensive, phonetic, multisensory approach for the remediation of dyslexia and/or written-language disorders.

Access Center Language Arts Resources - Via links, briefs, presentations and webinars, obtain information about Reading and Writing as they relate to students with disabilities.

Accessible Instructional Materials: An Annotated List of Research Articles - This article contains a compilation of annotated references prepared by Nicole Strangman, Ph.D.

Alphabetic Phonics - This ungraded, multisensory curriculum teaches phonics and the structure of language to individuals or small groups at both the elementary and secondary levels.  Using the Orton-Gillingham approach, it teaches handwriting, spelling, reading, reading comprehension, and oral and written expression.  Materials include a basic manual outlining lesson plans and procedures, a series of workbooks based on the lesson plans, tests for evaluating performance at each level, teacher reference books, drill cards, wall cards, and teacher’s manuals.

Arkansas Literacy Intervention Matrix - Includes a) best practice, research based, curricular approaches linked directly to the Arkansas Frameworks to use with all students (including students with disabilities) to maximize total literacy success, b) probes to assist teachers in functional analysis of possible deficits in literacy, linked to, c) sample lessons providing a framework to address a particular skill deficit. These lessons include Tier II, III, IV and V interventions to use when students are not acquiring critical skills in these curricula and need different and/or more intensive strategies to facilitate mastery across the five essential elements of literacy.

Barton Reading and Spelling System - A one-on-one tutoring system that will greatly improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of children, teenagers or adults who struggle due to dyslexia or a learning disability.

Bedtime Story for the Busy Business Parent - This is a wonderful resource for the busy business-parent.  Bedtime Story has selected talented authors and paired them with gifted illustrators, each of whose works have been judged whimsical, magical, adventurous, humorous, or simply wonderfully imaginative.

Beginning Reading - This is a phonics-based beginning reading program that includes hundreds of printable free worksheets and decodable beginning reading books.

Books with Repeated Lines - This page contains a bibliography of predictable stories with repeated lines.

Computerized Profiling (CP) - This site contains a set of programs, designed by Steven Long at Marquette University, to help you learn and carry out a broad range of language analysis procedures.  CP and all its add-ons are free software and can be downloaded, used, and distributed without restriction.  CP can be used to analyze both language samples transcribed orthographically and phonological samples transcribed phonetically.

Curriculum-Based Evaluations - This article discusses the primary components of CBE, implications for access to the general curriculum, and evidence of effectiveness, as well as provides many related weblinks and references.  You can download in Word or Pdf format.

Dyslexia Resources of Arkansas - Mandy Lawrence founded this resource in 2007 in an effort to fill the need for dyslexia education, testing, and tutoring in North Central Arkansas.  Mandy is both a licensed speech/language pathologist in Arkansas and a certified dyslexia specialist through Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, a company founded by Susan Barton.  Dyslexia Resources of Arkansas is committed to providing up-to-date, comprehensive information related to the field of dyslexia.  They offer dyslexia testing and tutoring services for individuals in Arkansas and Missouri as well as consultation and training for organizations.

Earobics:  FAQs - A database of questions most frequently asked, searchable by key word.

Failure Free Reading - Offers complete intervention solutions for students in Tier 2 or Tier 3 of the RTI 3-tier model of school supports.

Hubbard's Cupboard - This site contains a collection of free printable booklets (unleveled) for use by emergent readers in the classroom or home.  They correspond to typical shared reading stories, focus on word families and sight words, or contain concepts for science, math, and social studies commonly used in early childhood themes/lessons.

IdiomSite - This site provides the origins for a long list of idioms and expressions in common English usage.  Ideal for secondary students.

InformED - Adult Literacy - Literacy is not only about reading and writing, but it’s also to help people understand the complexity of the world and life in general. To improve the way you think, communicate and act; to make you a better and smarter human being.  We’ve divided this article into a few sections to help people improve their literacy level and achieve the most of their potential in life.

Jamestown Reading Navigator - A research-based, field-tested, online and print-based program developed specifically to raise reading competencies and test scores of struggling middle-school and high-school students.

Language! - This comprehensive literacy curriculum provides an integrated approach to literacy instruction that accelerates learning so students can access grade-level content.  It is designed specifically for struggling learners—English language learners (ELLs) and students in special education or general education.

LanguageLinks - An easy-to-use software series designed to help children with language impairments become better communicators. Takes children from the early two-word development stage through the mastery of a broad range of syntactic forms. Six levels train over 75 essential grammatical forms in developmental order.

Learning Disabilities:  Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies - Learning Disabilities is an “umbrella” term describing a number of other, more specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia. Use this site to find the signs and symptoms of each, plus strategies to help.

Lesson Planet's Language Arts:  Writing - A popular search engine for teachers.

Lexia Learning - Award-winning software that helps students ages 4 - adult acquire and improve basic reading and thinking skills, and supports teachers, parents and administrators in monitoring and guiding success at home, in the classroom and district-wide.

Lindamood Bell Learning Processes - Home to several critically acclaimed programs that teach children and adults to read, spell, comprehend and express language.

Orton-Gillingham - The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) offers phonetic, sequential, and success-oriented programs for teachers and parents to use to enhance children's skills in reading, spelling, and writing.

Past and Recent Research Findings from Virginia Berninger - This page contains the faculty profile of Virginia W. Berninger, Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Washington.  She has completed and published much information on reading, writing, dyslexia, and many other related areas.

Phonological Awareness:  Instructional and Assessment Guidelines - This article defines phonological awareness and discusses historic and contemporary research findings regarding its relation to early reading. Common misconceptions about phonological awareness are addressed. Research-based guidelines for teaching phonological awareness and phonemic awareness to all children are described. Additional instructional design guidelines are offered for teaching children with learning disabilities who are experiencing difficulties with early reading. Considerations for assessing children's phonological awareness are discussed, and descriptions of available measures are provided.

Preventing Academic Failure - A program for teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting in grades K-3.  It is a unique program because, unlike conventional reading programs, it integrates reading, spelling and handwriting into cohesive lessons.  Multisensory associations are taught between the sounds the children hear, the letters they see and the letters they write.  It is designed as an early intervention program to ensure success for all beginning readers or can be used remedially for older students.

Read 180 - This intensive reading intervention program helps educators confront the problem of adolescent illiteracy on multiple fronts, using technology, print, and professional development. It is proven to meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below proficient level. The program directly addresses individual needs through adaptive and instructional software, high-interest literature, and direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary skills.

Reading A-Z - This subscription-based online reading program offers free samples of children's books and lessons that are appropriate for all sorts of reading programs, including K-6, ESL/ELL, special education, and remedial reading.

Read Now Power Up! - A reading intervention program that helps teachers turn struggling readers into strong, confident, motivated readers.  This programs combines the strengths of Renaissance Learning and Steck Vaughn—two of the world’s most trusted leaders in education.  The program features online and offline lessons, activities, and reading materials that work hand-in-hand to prepare students to read the corresponding Power Up! books successfully.

Read Well - A unique, research-based reading program that combines systematic phonics, mastery-based learning, and rich content.  Children develop strong decoding skills, comprehension strategies, and sophisticated content knowledge.

Reading Genie -  An associate professor of reading education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University, Dr. Bruce Murray's website provides lessons, links, materials, research, and resources for scientifically-based reading instruction, as well as his analysis of several contemporary basal reading series.

Recipe for Reading - A research-based, comprehensive, multisensory, phonics-based reading program that is designed for at-risk and struggling readers in grades K-6, or beginning readers.  This program incorporates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques to teach and reinforce phonics concepts.  Recipe for Reading is ideal for differentiated instruction and works well in specialized classroom settings.

RFB&D - Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is the nation's educational library serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical disability.  Their mission is to create opportunities for individual success by providing, and promoting the effective use of, accessible educational materials.

Rhyme Zone - Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, definition, related words, homophones, check spelling, search for pictures, and more.

See It, Say It, Write It - Innovative ideas for SLPs and teachers that incorporate technology (computers, digital cameras, scanners, etc.) into speech, language, and literacy instruction.

Starfall - A learn-to-read website containing materials primarily designed for first grade, but also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.

Slingerland Institute for Literacy - A non-profit organization that trains teachers to instruct students struggling with reading, writing and spelling skills. The Slingerland® Approach teaches oral and written language skills in the classroom to all types of learners, especially those with dyslexia.

Visual Thesaurus - This site is home to a subscription-based, interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words.

Webbing Into Literacy - This downloadable program was originally designed to provide rural Head Start teachers with materials and instruction to start young children on a successful academic journey.

Wilson Language Training - Dedicated to providing the teaching community with the resources needed to help their students become fluent, independent readers.  Two multisensory, structured reading and spelling curricula, the Wilson Reading System and Fundations, have proven to be highly effective in achieving this goal.  Wilson also brings to the task more than a decade of professional development courses and ongoing teacher support.

Word Finding Difficulties - The purpose of this site is to provide information for professionals, parents, and learners with word finding difficulties.  Topics include a definition, characteristics, assessment, intervention, IEP objectives, and available course work.  References, materials, and other internet resources helpful in understanding word finding are also presented.

Wordsmith:  A Word A Day - This site hosts a worldwide online community of readers who share a love for words, wordplay, language, and literature.  Hear the word, see the definition and examples of the word's use.  Archives are arranged alphabetically and by theme.

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Medicaid/QSource

Information concerning Medicaid and QSource can be found by returning to the Communication Board and selecting "Off the Shelf."

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Miscellaneous

Arkansas 86th General Assembly - Use this site to find legislators and committees, review bills and resolutions, access previous legislative sessions, research resources, find meetings and events, check bill status, and review education issues and budget information.

Beyond Play -  A great selection of early intervention products for young children with special needs, addressing adapted play, cause and effect, communication, dramatic play, fine motor, language, music, oral motor, positioning, sensory exploration, and social-emotional development.

Congress.org - Find elected officials, including the president, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, local officials, and more.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy - An empirically-supported treatment for conduct-disordered young children that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns.

Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology - Provides an informational base to promote delivery of quality patient/client care. They are sufficiently flexible to permit both innovation and acceptable practice variation, yet sufficiently definitive to guide practitioners in decision making for appropriate clinical outcomes. They further provide a focus for professional preparation, continuing education, and research activities.  (November 2004)

Project Vote Smart - As a citizen's organization, Project Vote Smart has developed a Voter's Self-Defense System to provide you with the necessary tools to self-govern effectively: abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information.  As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.

Rules Governing the Requirements and Procedures for Renewing a Standard Arkansas Teaching License (October 8, 2007)

Saliva Management Information from SCOPE - Issues related to saliva control are often not discussed by the wider community.  That is why this site was developed.  The aim of these pages is to increase awareness of saliva production and control issues, and provide current and up-to-date information on causes and available treatment.

SchwabLearning.org - A free website designed specifically for parents of kids in kindergarten through high school with learning difficulties. This site enables parents to understand and manage their children’s difficulties with learning and attention, and influence changes necessary for success.

Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology - Describes the breadth of professional practice offered within the profession.  (April 2001)

SparkTop.org - This site utilizes a coordinated approach to helping 8-12 year-old children with learning difficulties feel better about themselves by providing practical tips and information about their learning problems, allowing them to connect safely with other kids who struggle, acknowledging and celebrating what they do well, and offering informative, challenging games so kids can take a break and have fun.

Study Guide and Information for Praxis SLP Exam - This is a test prep exam site to help graduate level speech therapists study for the PRAXIS™ SLP examination for Speech-Language Pathology, which is part of a set of requirements for ASHA™ certification and most state licensing requirements for speech-language pathologists.  Included are practice test questions, a case study, simulations, audio, study buddy, test strategies and content material that includes communicative disorders, aphasia, auditory process, central auditory processing disorder, apraxia, dyspraxia, TBI, swallowing, fluency, dysfluency, stuttering, cluttering, voice disorders, intonation, semantics, pragmatics, morphology, articulation, misarticulation, autism, pervasive development disorder, and other topics.

Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled - The federal tax code includes a number of provisions that can ease the tax burden on people living with a disability. Some disability payments and benefits are free of income tax, while deductions and credits can reduce the taxes you do owe. These tax breaks aren't always obvious, though. You have to know where to look for them.

VitalStim Therapy - The only dysphagia therapy backed by compelling clinical data and cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

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Multipurpose Resources

Access Center - The Access Center is a national technical assistance (TA) center funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.  Their mission is to improve educational outcomes for elementary and middle school students (K-8) with disabilities.  They are dedicated to building the capacity of TA systems, states, districts, and schools, to help students with disabilities learn from the general education curriculum.

AGS Publishing Speech and Language Forum - This site contains a discussion center, featured articles, EPB Briefs, as well as the Clinical Cafe and the Lighter Side.

Caroline Bowen's Speech-Language Therapy - This site contains a host of links, articles, ideas, and activities regarding speech and language development and disorders.

Carol's Speech and Language Disorders Homepage This site contains a host of links, articles, ideas, and activities regarding speech and language disorders.

Childhood Speech and Language:  Resources - This site provides links to information on speech-language disorders and medical syndromes, as well as links to therapy, workshop, and program information.

Cindy L. Meester's Blog - This site provides a goldmine of tech information for SLPs, links from 'artic' to 'word retrieval.'

Discovery Education - Provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.  Produces and distributes high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas. Committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning.

Document - Communication Impairments in Children - Causes, Correlates, and Outcomes:  A major goal of this research is to refine our understanding of the different phenotypes that are included under the umbrella of SLI, and to clarify how SLI relates to other disorders in which communication is impaired, notably autism, specific reading disability, hearing impairment and Down syndrome.

Harcourt Assessment Support and Resources - This page contains downloadable tools and utilities (samples of assessments and materials) for speech and language, psychology, and occupational therapy.  These samples apparently change periodically, so if you find something you like, check back again for other possibilities.

Help for Kid's Speech - Information for parents and professionals about all types of communication disorders.

Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) - An independent, nonprofit educational research think tank that conducts social science research, develops research-based tools and resources, and facilitates community-building with the goal of helping educational institutions increase capacity to collect and share information, apply it to well-defined problems, and support inquiry and continuous improvement directed toward student success and organizational learning.

Internet Special Education Resources (ISER) - A nationwide directory of professionals, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities, as well as a directory of professional resources and special needs software and assistive technology.

Intervention Central - Created by a school psychologist and administrator from Central New York, this site offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth.  It contains academic and behavioral intervention strategies, publications on effective teaching practices, and tools that streamline classroom assessment and intervention.

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Speech Therapy Department - A useful resource created by school-based SLPs that covers a wide array of topics, including articulation, voice, fluency, and AAC.  Check out free materials, "tips of the month," and other helpful features.

Judith Kuster's Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences - This site provides access to many valuable resources for professionals and students in communication disorders and sciences as well as for persons with communication disabilities and those who are part of their lives.

LD Online - The world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, LD Online features hundreds of helpful articles, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

LearningRx Information Library - LearningRx learning centers provide cognitive skills training that empowers every child to learn faster and easier.  They identify and strengthen the skills behind HOW students learn.

Open Educational Resources - OER Commons is a teaching and learning network of shared materials, from K-12 through college, from algebra to zoology, open to all to use.

PBS Teachers - PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources.  Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels -- thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.

Speaking of Speech - This site contains an interactive forum for speech-language pathologists and teachers to improve communication skills in our schools by:  1) exchanging ideas, techniques, and lessons that work, 2) finding out about materials before you buy, 3) seeking and giving advice on therapy and caseload management issues, and 4) exploring a myriad of helpful resource links.  THANKS BRITTNEY!!

Speech and Language Resource Guide - This guide was designed to provide quick access to speech and language resources for families, Speech-Language Pathologists, students, and professionals in related disciplines.

Speech-LanguagePathologist.org - This site offers free tools to the Speech-Language Pathologist Community including free internet services (email and websites) and other free services.  The chat room is very active and other information is available through the archives.  Message boards, employment information, and information related to further education are also provided.

Speech-Language Pathology Web Sites - The purpose of this webpage is to provide pointers to where you can find information in the field of Speech Language Pathology as opposed to providing the information itself.

Speech Teach UK - A site from the UK with a good selection of illustrated therapy games and craft activities that you can make and use with your students.

Speechville Express - A resource for families, educators, and medical professionals, offering information about language development in children, helping those who care for toddlers and young children who are late talkers, and connecting you with others who have been down this road.  Language disorders and communication impairments included are apraxia, stuttering, pervasive developmental disorder, dysarthria, and aphasia, among others.

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Publishers

A.B.E. Marketing - Specializes in importing and distributing mainly English-language books from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.  Offers a large collection of scientific books, including books no longer in print.

Academic Communication Associates - Publishes hundreds of speech and language products, special education books, and assessment materials for children and adults with speech, language, and hearing disorders, learning disabilities, augmentative communication needs, and other special learning challenges.

Academic Therapy Publications - Publishes tests and assessment materials, parent/teacher resources, and visual-perceptual aids for educators, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, testing personnel, reading specialists, and all professionals working with students with special needs.

AIMSweb® - A scientifically based, formative assessment system that 'informs' the teaching and learning process by providing continuous student performance data and reporting improvement to parents, teachers, and administrators to enable evidence-based evaluation and data-driven instruction.

AliMed - A leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality products - everything from pre-formed orthoses, alarms for fall management, cushions, diagnostic imaging and operating room accessories, orthopedic rehabilitation equipment, ergonomic workplace solutions and now our latest endeavor into Emergency Preparedness.

Allyn & Bacon/Longman Publishers - Publishes texts on many relevant topics including communication, counseling, general and special education, ELL, human development, literacy, and psychology.

Animated Speech Corporation - Produces a line of affordable Timo software products that help to build the language, vocabulary, and story comprehension skills for children in grades K–4 who have autism, hearing loss, apraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, language learning delays, limited vocabulary, or are second language learners. 

Association of Test Publishers - A non-profit organization representing providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to education, employment, certification/licensing or clinical uses.

Attainment Company, Inc. - A small company that is committed to creating quality products for people with disabilities.

Baby Bumblebee - This company offers parents educationally appropriate materials for infants and toddlers.

Bright Apple - A one-stop shopping source for special education and basic skills materials, from resource rooms to inclusion situations.

Brookes Publishing Co. - Find guidebooks, texts, curricula, videos, and tools based on research in disabilities, education, and child development.

Carryover Press - Publishes software for speech language pathology intervention and is a  resource for countless homework pages to promote carryover of articulation and language skills.

Caselite Scheduling Software - Specializes in online therapy scheduling for Speech-Language Pathologists working in the schools.

CEC Store - Provides resources for educators teaching students with disabilities and gifts.

Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd. - Produces specialty titles and texts in behavioral sciences, education and special education, speech-language and hearing, as well as rehabilitation and long-term care.

Childcraft

Day One Publishing/Educational - Publishes books, resources, and products on educational reference and classroom innovations, written by expert educators for educators to bring excellence to all areas of instruction.

Design To Learn - Specializes in developing effective assessment and teaching strategies for children and adults with low-incidence disabilities.  Staffed by a small group of researchers and special educators who work for the Oregon Institute on Disability and Development.  Home to "Tangible Symbol Systems" and the "Communication Matrix."

Don Johnston's Start to Finish Library - The Start-to-Finish® Library offers a wide-selection of engaging narrative chapter books for adolescent readers in the intermediate, middle and high school grades who are not proficiently reading at grade level—whether it is because they are learning English as a second language, at-risk, identified for special education or because they just learn differently and find themselves struggling with reading across the curriculum.  The text is carefully written and edited to match the interests, social maturity and reading issues of an older struggling reader.

Educational Insights - Specializes in providing solutions for teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading, science and other subjects in a unique and interesting way with "hands-on" educational games, kits, manipulatives, books, toys, and electronic learning aids.

Educators Publishing Service - Provides researched-based reading intervention resources with truly differentiated solutions that serve children in special education programs and clinics, as well as children in diverse classrooms, summer school, and after-school programs.  Home to the S.P.I.R.E. program.

Firelight Books - This company is home to SAS (State Assessment Strategies) Wheels, the Elements Curriculum, the FACTS kit (Formal Annual Confidentiality Training System), and the Home Connection Calendar.

Flyleaf Publishing - An independent press that develops and publishes engaging, quality books specifically designed for beginning readers.

Great Ideas for Teaching, Inc. - Supplies reproducible workbooks, professional books, card decks, assessments, games, therapy aids, and preschool literacy aids for Speech Language Pathology and related fields of communication disorders.

Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc. - Provides assessment and intervention materials for ADHD, pre-referral, behavioral and emotional disorders, learning disabilities, gifted and talented, adaptive behavior, transition, and speech and language.

Houghton Mifflin Company - One of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age.  HM also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers.

Janelle Publications - Supplies an array of speech-language evaluation and therapy materials for speech-language pathologists, special educators and classroom teachers to use with their students.

Kid's Express Train - A company dedicated to enhancing children's speech through music, imitation, and fun.

Laureate Learning Systems - Specializes in special needs software programs that train cause and effect, turn-taking, early vocabulary, syntax, cognitive concepts, auditory processing, and reading.

LeapFrog Schoolhouse - PreK–8 classroom solutions that combine research-based curriculum with
multisensory technology to advance student achievement; home to the Big LeapÔ Program, an engaging multisensory program that supports IEP goals and early intervention strategies for PreK–Grade 2.

Learning By Design - Specializes in research-based educational materials and professional development services for those who are looking to make a difference in K-12 education.

Library of Speech-Language Pathology - Members save an average of 20% and up to 50% off publishers' edition prices on a wide range of materials, including resources books, academic journals, CD-ROMs, card decks, picture books, puzzles, manipulatives, and more.

LinguiSystems - Provides innovative, effective, affordable, and therapeutically-sound materials for speech-language pathologists, LD and special education teachers, reading specialists, classroom teachers, and their students or patients.

Mind Play - These software products, including My Reading Coach, have been proven through scientifically based research, to produce significant gains in reading among all struggling readers, regardless of whether they are mainstreamed, receive special education, or are learning English as a second language.

PCI Educational Publishers - Publishes products that help teachers enable students to develop skills in all major curriculum areas within the context of real world applications.  Includes the PCI Reading Program, a new, research-based curriculum designed specifically for students with developmental disabilities, autism, and significant learning disabilities.

Pearson Assessments - Publishes tools and technology to help you assess children for special needs, students for classroom progress, and adults for psychological health.

PhonoComp Software - This site is home to the Hodson Computerized Analysis of Phonological Patterns, 3rd edition (HCAPP).   Designed for preschool and school-age children with highly unintelligible speech, the HCAPP software helps you analyze children's disordered phonological systems and document their individual progress.

PRO-ED - A leading publisher of standardized tests, books, curricular and therapy materials, and professional journals covering:  Speech, Language, and Hearing, Psychology and Counseling, Special Education (including Developmental Disabilities, Rehabilitation, and Gifted Education), Early Childhood Intervention, and Occupational and Physical Therapy.

PsychCorp (Speech and Language Home) - Dedicated to providing the most reliable products that are designed to accurately assess clients and target appropriate planning and intervention.

Psychological Assessment Resources - A leading publisher of assessment instruments, software, books, and other related materials

Redrock Publications - Specializes in continuing education, and other publications and services designed to assist professionals who support persons with communication, language and learning disabilities.

Scholastic - The largest publisher and distributor of children's books in the world.

Shop ASHA - Contains a wide range of products for use by professionals in the field of speech-language pathology.

Slater Software - Slater Software has been developing and publishing software for the special education market since 1994.  Products include Picture It, PixWriter, and their newest item, Picture-Assisted Literacy Assessment.  Slater's goal remains as it was in the beginning:  To produce easy-to-use software tools which promote literacy and communication within the special needs community.

Slosson Educational Publications - Provides an extensive product line including, testing and assessment materials, learning enhancement materials, books, games videos, cassettes and computer software.

Speech Bin - A great source for books, computer software and tests, and materials for persons of all ages who have special needs in:  speech, language, hearing, listening, stuttering, voice, autism, sensory-motor skills, cleft palate, aphasia, dementia, and swallowing.

Super Duper Publications - Makers of creative, colorful educational materials.

Thomson/Delmar Learning - A leading publisher of speech-language pathology and audiology products for both students and professionals, including books, videos, CD-ROMs, software, and online content.

Verizon Wireless:  Communication Skills - A list of resources to help anyone become a more effective communicator.

Western Psychological Services - A leading publisher of assessments, books, software, and therapy tools for professionals in psychology, education, and allied fields.

WtL Publishing - This site is home to Dr. Larry Evans' Standard Score Regression Comparison 2004 software, available for IBM-compatible computers with Windows '98, 2000, XP, ME and NT.

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Research

Archive of Judith Kuster's Internet Columns - Columns from the ASHA Magazine and the ASHA Leader from February 1995 to present.

Browse ASHA Journal Abstracts - Information about individual journals is available at each of the journal sites.  If you are an ASHA member or a subscriber you will have full-text access to the journals. If you are not a subscriber you can access the table of contents and the abstract of each article.

Dealing with Information on the Internet - Developed by a junior high student, this simple document  is designed to assist with reviewing the reliability of information found on the Internet.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - World's largest digital library of education literature.

Google Scholar - Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.  From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

Harcourt Assessment Support and Resources - This page contains technical reports for the  assessment tools they publish, including speech and language, psychology, education, and occupational therapy, as well as a nice glossary of measurement terminology.

MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary and Encyclopedia

National State Policy Database Search - This database contains the federal special education regulations issued in August 2006 and state special education regulations from all states and the District of Columbia with the following exceptions: (1) California special education statutes are entered since that state is not using special education regulations, and (2) the state special education regulations in Mississippi have been repealed and new regulations are being developed.

Onion Mountain - This site contains links to many other websites that provide educational toys and many other items for use in educating students with learning disabilities and other special needs.

Science Direct - Offers access from your desktop to more than 1800 scientific, technical and medical peer-reviewed journals, over 60 million abstracts, over six million full text scientific journal articles, an expanding suite of bibliographic databases, reference works and book series, over one million full text articles via CrossRef to other publishers' platforms, and access the peer-reviewed research related to Harcourt Assessment products as well as other topical research areas.

SLP Internet Resources - This site contains links to resources for audiology, speech-language pathology, medicine, psychology, specific education, and a few other things which are closely related to audiology and speech pathology.

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Directory Project - Click through any of the categories provided, or use the search box to find the web site you need.

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Selective Mutism

Childhood Anxiety Network - A professional and practical guide into the world of Childhood Anxiety and related childhood disorders.

Selective Mutism and Childhood Anxiety Disorders - Provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about Selective Mutism for parents and professionals dealing with this disorder.

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Speech Production (articulation, voice, fluency)

Apraxia Kids - Offers both "beginner" and "advanced" information related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Chattervox - A portable voice amplifier that can boost your voice volume by as much as 18 decibels.  It consists of a rechargeable “fanny pack” amplifier and speaker unit along with an extremely comfortable headset microphone.  A nice, cost effective alternative to wireless classroom amplification systems.

CHERAB Foundation (Communication, Help, Education, Research, Apraxia-Base) - A world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills and education of all children with speech and language delays and disorders. Emphasis is on verbal and oral apraxia, severe neurologically-based speech and language disorders that hinder children's ability to speak.  One-on-One Therapy:  A Review of Apraxia Remediation         

Child and Adolescent Stuttering Treatment and Activity Resource Guide - An applied book about therapy, it is full of practical therapeutic ideas, substantiated by solid research information and explanations.  (Thomson Delmar Learning, $53.95, copyright 2005)

Computerized Profiling (CP) - This site contains a set of programs, designed by Steven Long at Marquette University, to help you learn and carry out a broad range of language analysis procedures.  CP and all its add-ons are free software and can be downloaded, used, and distributed without restriction.  CP can be used to analyze both language samples transcribed orthographically and phonological samples transcribed phonetically.

Connie Dugan's Resources for Fluency - A resource about speech and fluency disorders and the SpeechEasy therapeutic device.

Debra Beckman Oral Motor - This site contains information on Beckman's Oral Motor Treatment, drooling, oral motor patterns and impairments, as well as her workshop schedule and links to additional resources.

Five-Minute Kids - This site contains information about a program for delivering services to students with speech sound disorders by scheduling short, individual drill sessions.  This program requires little planning for the professional and minimal time out of the classroom for the student.  The child receives therapy in the hallway for designated number of 5 to 10 minute sessions, based on therapy needs.  Over the last 5 years, data has shown that this model is more effective than traditional group therapy in achieving speech and language goals.

Fluency Friday Plus - This site serves as a valuable resource for all those with an interest in stuttering.  You will find resources for parents and teachers, diagnostic and treatment ideas, presentations & handouts, as well as related links.

Help Me Talk Right Books - This site contains previews, reviews, comments, and ordering information for three programs that provide easy-to-follow, proven, step-by-step methods for remediating phonemes /s/, /l/, and /r/.

IPA Fonts - Provides fonts for Macintosh, Windows and TeX/LaTeX.

Jennifer Taps' Articulation Resource Center - This website features resources for treatment of articulation and phonological disorders.  Click the link or the little arrows to see what's available (< >).

Lisping - This page contains an article about lisping, as well as links to several related articles.

National Stuttering Association - The largest self-help support organization in the United States for people who stutter.

Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme (NDP3) - A published assessment and therapy resource designed to enable speech and language therapists to manage severe speech disorders and particularly developmental verbal dyspraxia.

Online IPA Tutor - A former class project intended for beginners in linguistics and made available on a permanent basis by EduQuery.com.

Patty Becker's List of Books, Stories, and Games that Reinforce Speech Sounds - A nice list of sound-loaded childrens' books and games that can be used for artic practice.

Phonetics: The Sounds of Spoken Language - This site contains animated libraries of the sounds of English, German, and Spanish.  Each consonant and vowel has an animated articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description, and video-audio of the sound spoken in context.  It also contains an interactive diagram of the articulatory anatomy.

PROMPT Institute - A non-profit organization, is dedicated to investigating and promoting holistic, dynamic, multi-sensory assessment and interventions for individuals with speech production disorders; home to the PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Targets) technique and materials.

Putting Phonetic Symbols Into Your Word Documents - This page is intended to help you get phonetic symbols into a word-processed document. It is intended primarily for people running Word 97 or later under Windows 98 or later, using the Unicode phonetic symbol font routinely supplied by Microsoft.

Resources for Clinicians - Includes a Decision Tree to help separate articulation from phonological problems, a Speech Perception Test form and instructions, and Listening Lists for auditory bombardment, based on Barbara Hodson’s approach to phonological intervention.

Sounds of English:  Pronunciation with an Eye on Multiple Intelligences - Great suggestions on teaching articulation in ways that reach every student and every learning style.

Speak Freely:  Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter - Provides rationales and explicit step-by-step instructions for teaching stuttering modification and fluency-enhancing strategies.  Presents a clearly defined progression of methods that ultimately integrates these skills into a unified, flexible, and effective speech modification.  Includes a Therapist Handbook, an Instructional DVD, two Audio CDs, and a Student Workbook.

SpeechEasy - Used to reduce stuttering and to help increase fluency, this small, hearing aid-like device uses a system of Altered Auditory Feedback (AAF) to recreate and optimize the choral effect (i.e. when people who stutter speak or sing in unison with others and their stutter is dramatically reduced or even eliminated).

Stuttering Foundation of America - This site 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.

Stuttering Home Page - Created by Judith Maginnis Kuster and maintained at Minnesota State University, Mankato, this site is dedicated to providing information about stuttering for both consumers and professionals who work with people who stutter.  It includes information about research, therapy, support organizations, conferences and other events.

Vocal Development - This site is designed to share information about early speech development and to provide examples of the speech sounds that children produce before they say words on a regular basis.  While you are here you can:  1) Learn about and listen to vocalizations from different developmental levels, 2) Check your listening skills, 3) Learn about the research in vocal development, and 4) Learn about ways to stimulate Early Speech Development and Oral language.

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Therapy Activities and Games

1001 Uses for a Digital Camera - This site is designed as a reference tool, putting educators in touch with creative educational applications for digital cameras in educational settings. Successful lessons and classroom applications are organized by content areas for other educators to view and print.  Also see Digital Quilt activity and Craig Nansen's "Two Dozen Digital Camera Activities."

BBC Words and Pictures - The games and activities on this site are divided into 5 modules, each focusing on a different area of phonics.

Colors and Reading Game - The purpose of this activity is to help beginning readers recognize and spell the basic color words.  It is designed for children ages five to six years old.

Cognitive Concepts At Home Activities - This webpage contains five easy, fun activities for parents  to do with their child(ren) to help develop phonemic awareness skills.

Crayola Creativity Center - This site contains coloring and craft activities, as well as games and products for teachers and parents.

CVC Maker - A simple little activity site that allows students to practice onset and rime by matching or creating CVC words.

Discovery Education - Brain Boosters are broken down by category:  lateral thinking, logic, reasoning, spatial awareness, number and math play, categorization, and word and letter play.

Discovery School's Puzzlemaker - This site contains a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

edHelper.com's Puzzle Maker - Enter words or numbers, get word suggestions, and build your own crossword, word find, sudoku, and logic puzzles.  Return to the edHelper.com homepage to review sample language arts activities.

English on a Roll - Developed in the classroom, English On A Roll® is an innovative new tool for teaching grammar, syntax, parts of speech and punctuation. By manipulating a set of 40 color-coded cubes to create word groups or sentences, students learn the proper forms and uses of all parts of speech as well basic language structure and grammar.

Fun Brain - This colorful site allows you to search games by grade or just browse by subject.  There are Web books and comics, movies, classic fun brain games (grammar, math, reading), bold graphics, and mainstream cartoon characters, like "The Incredibles," to keep students interested.

Game Boards - Ready-made word games and game boards.  Just print and play.

Gamequarium -  This site can be used by parents, teachers, and students of all ages who are in pursuit of fun, interactive learning experiences.  The games and activities are arranged by subject to allow for ease of navigation.

Games for the Brain - If your students love games, this is one of the best sites on the Web.  From Mahjongg, Solitaire, and Chinese Checkers to trivia games and crime scene scenarios, there's a wide variety to choose from.

Games for Skills Chart - This free chart from LearningRx indicates which cognitive skills, ranging from auditory processing to working memory, are needed or challenged within popular games, such as Battleship, Legos, or Simon.

Growling Old Geezer's Therapy Tool Box - Contains a variety of games and activities.

Handy Handouts - Super Duper provides over 150 handouts, in English and Spanish, covering a wide variety of speech-language, literacy, and educational topics.

How Now Brown Cow: Phoneme Awareness Activities - This article by Edwin S. Ellis (1997) describes the components of phonemic awareness and provides activities that special educators can use to provide this training to at risk students.

IKnowThat Language Arts Games -  This site offers games and activities for the major subject areas in the elementary grades – math, language arts, science, social studies, and the arts.  All activities are based on educational standards and cover hundreds of topics.

Kaboose - The tutoring section of this site offers educational games for kids, as well as word puzzles, language builders, online stories, online musical games and mazes.

Learning Through Listening - This website for all educators K-12 provides access to free listening-focused content and skills building exercises, such as lesson plans, classroom activities, teaching strategies, and listening resources.

Lesson Corner - Lesson Corner is not a traditional software company. We have over ten years of experience in the Educational Technology market and are dedicated to building great web and software products and technologies that improve the online experience for teachers everywhere. We are programmers, marketers, testers, and advocates from around the world who are working to ensure that the Web remains a powerful informative resource. We believe that our standards enable and empower choice and innovation, and that everyone, everywhere is entitled to the safest, fastest and best possible online experience.  Our services and technologies are offered at a minimal charge to teachers worldwide.

Literacy Center Education Network:  Play and Learn - This site provides more than a million free activities targeting preliteracy and early reading skills in four languages.

Magnetic Poetry - This site, from Snaith Primary School in the U.K., contains an activity that requires the correct ordering of the words to popular nursery rhymes -- like moving magnets on a refrigerator.

MindWare - Brainy toys for children of all ages.

NetSmartzKids - This is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.

PBS Kids - This site contains lots of games and activities featuring all your favorite preschool characters.

PBS Kids Go! - This site contains lots of games and activities designed for school-age children.

Primary Games - This site contains educational games, coloring pages, interactive e-books, holiday activities, musical postcards, crafts, and more for use in targeting any content area, including language arts.

Prongo - Using the latest software and hardware, this site provides challenging educational games where kids can interact and learn.

Quia Shared Activities - (pronounced 'key-ah') Games and activities for use with a variety of speech and language disorders.  Select the 'Speech and Language Therapy' category.  [Subscription service?]

Robyn Wellman's Speech Therapy Ideas and Activities - Created as an activity resource for new speech therapists and apprentices who came out of college with lots of theory and not a whole lot of practical ideas for therapy.

Speechfun - This site contains resources and information on speech therapy activities and preschool speech therapy.

Speech Tx - This site offers information, materials and links related to articulation, language, early intervention, and technology.  Click a category from the top, then the bulleted items under "SpeechTx Store." Commercial products are also available.

Studydog - This site offers a downloadable early reading (pre-K thru 2nd) software program that combines engaging rich multimedia and game-like activities, with research-proven reading curriculum and instructional methods.

Tampa Reads - This site contains many phonics and phonemic awareness worksheets which will quickly improve memorization of important consonant and vowel sounds.

Teacher View - This site contains free worksheets, lesson plans, theme unit ideas, stationery, coloring pages, shape books, posters, holiday ideas, a resource library, and an online discussion forum.

Teach-nology:  Language Arts - Free and easy to use resources for language arts teachers, including lesson plans, worksheets, and free downloads.

UpToTen - This site contains over 1000 educational games and activities for children aged up to ten years old.

Using Digital Cameras in the Classroom - The purpose of this web page is to provide ideas collected from educators on how to use the digital camera in the classroom.  Be sure to check out the additional links at the bottom of the page.  Also see the Powerpoint presentation, "50 Ideas to Use with the Digital Camera."

 

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