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  • Alternative Routes at Speechville Express
    Speechville Express is a resource for families, educators, and medical professionals, offering information about language development. Helping those who care for children who are late talkers or who have communication impairment and connecting you with others who have been down this road. Information regarding speech, language delays or disorders, including are Apraxia, Autism, and Stuttering.

  • Apraxia Canada Support and Resources - ECHO
    The Expressive Communication Help Organization was founded by parents for parents and caregivers of children with oral motor speech disorders - apraxia, dyspraxia, and dysarthria. The site provides Canadian resources and information.

  • Teach Your Baby Sign Language!
    Baby Signing 101 is a quick-start online learning program for parents and childcare providers.Learn to sign with your baby in less than one hour. Free resources and ongoing support. Visit http://www.kindersigns.com

  • Apraxia Kids
    The Apraxia-Kids website is sponsored by a new organization, the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). The site is designed to provide accessible and understandable information regarding Childhood Apraxia of Speech (also called Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, and other terms).

  • Apraxia-Kids
    The site is designed to provide accessible and understandable information regarding Childhood Apraxia of Speech (also called Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, and other terms).

  • Autism, Asperger's syndrome and semantic-pragmatic disorder
    Autism, Asperger's syndrome and semantic-pragmatic disorder: Where are the boundaries? D. V. M. Bishop

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association
    The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide information and education to parents, professionals and the public regarding childhood apraxia of speech, its diagnosis, treatment and impact on children and their families and to encourage research efforts to generate heightened understanding of this speech disorder

  • Children with Communication Disorders
    What is Meant by "Communication Disorders"?

  • Comeunity - Speech and Language Special Needs of Children
    Professional articles and annotated resources for parents of children having difficulties with speech and/or language.

  • Conversational characteristics of children with semantic-pragmatic disorder
    Part l-Exchange structure, turntaking, repairs and cohesion by Catherine Adams and Dorothy Bishop. First of two research articles compares the speech and language difficulties of children with semantic-pragmatic disorder with other language-impaired children.

    DEAL Communication Centre in Melbourne, Australia, provides services to people who are unable to talk, or to talk clearly, as a result of conditions such as cerebral palsy, strokes, acquired brain damage, autism, Down syndrome, or intellectual impairment - anyone whose speech is not clear enough, fluent enough or reliable enough to allow them to get across everything they want to say

  • Definition of Speech and Language Disorders
    From the NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and related areas such as oral motor function.

  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
    Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (DVD, also known as developmental apraxia of speech and as oral motor planning disorder) is a disorder that is more easily defined by what it is not. It is not a muscle disorder. It is not a cognitive disorder (although it may have some impact on language as well as speech). The problem occurs when the brain tries to tell the muscles what to do -- somehow that message gets scrambled.

  • Disability Resource Directory
    A Public Service Directory of Disability, Medical and Health Resources

  • Evaluating and Treating Delayed Language and Pragmatics
    Pragmatic disorder (often called pragmatic semantic language disorder) is a cognitive problem that occurs in many different types of developmental delay, but particularly in the autistic spectrum disorders

  • Getting Ready for School -The Preschool Years
    Regina Cicci explains how to prepare your child for school and when to seek help for speech and language problems.

  • Group Intervention For Language Disorders
    Language therapy within a group context has been shown to be useful in children with language (speech/verbal) disorders.

  • Kidsource-Spoken Language Problems
    Like other types of learning disabilities, language disabilities differ in type and severity. In young children there are many known milestones that can be observed by parents and preschool teachers.

  • Language Builder Flash Cards
    The Language Builder, a brand new essential for home programs. This set of 350 beautifully photographed cards includes; identical matches, similar or non-identical matches, sort by category, receptive and expressive language. Solid color cards and shape cards are included in the set.

    Good information on using non-verbal communication: cues, signals, symbols. A great introduction!

  • Non Verbal Kids
    NonVerbalKids.Com a Website created by a Mom & Dad for other Mom's & Dad's, Educators and Trainers with children having speaking disabilities and related diseases.

  • Premature Infants & Speech-Language Skills
    Some research has also shown a higher incidence of speech and language problems in children born premature.

  • Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
    We are the premier source of training for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

  • Q & A about Articulation Problems
    When you consider the possible impact an articulation problem may have on one's social, emotional, educational, and/or vocational status, the answer becomes obvious. Our speech is an important part of us. The quality of our lives is affected by the adequacy of our speech.

  • Questions and Answers about Stuttering
    Stuttering is the condition in which the flow of speech is broken by abnormal stoppages (no sound), repetitions (st-st-stuttering), or prolongations (ssssstuttering) of sounds and syllables. There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak.

  • Recommended Books for Speech and Communication Disabilties
    A list of helpful and informative books regarding language and communication problems in children.

  • Researchers Confirm: Language and Speech Are All in the Mind
    Find out why genes may show that most speech and language disorders probably result from genetic influences

  • School Age Groups for children with Semantic Pragmatic Difficulties
    The general aims of the groups are outlined here to help children with this speech/verbal disability.

  • Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
    A paper prepared by Heathlands Language Unit staff for parents and teachers involved in the care of children with Semantic-Pragmatic Difficulties.

  • Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder.
    Conversational characteristics of children with semantic-pragmatic disorder. What features lead to a judgement of inappropriacy?

  • Semantic-pragmatic disorder: A right hemisphere syndrome?
    by Jane Shields. Article suggests that semantic-pragmatic language disorder may be linked to right hemisphere dysfunction.

  • Semantic Pragmatic Disorder Web Page
    Some believe SPD is a component, or a language style, of other disorders such as High Functioning Autism, Asperger's syndrome, or Hyperlexia. Others believe it is either the same as High Functioning Autism or is a seperate, valid disorder on the autistic spectrum.

  • Semantic Pragmatic Impairments Information Sheet
    by Jane Shields. Produced by the National Autistic Society, this gives a history and overview of semantic-pragmatic disorder and explains why within the NAS, professionals are no longer using it as a diagnostic term. Also available to download in Microsoft Word 97 format.

  • Sign Language Interpreter Education Directory
    This page is dedicated to assisting persons interested in becoming interpreters in finding an interpreter training program and also contains links to pages that will be of assistance to those already in the profession.

  • Speech and Language Signs and Syndomes
    Excellent descriptions of major disorders associated with Speech and Language disabilities.

  • Speech & Autism Resources
    Speech & Autism Resources An extensive list of technical textbooks, all with reviews.

  • Speech-Language Disorders Page
    What follows is the beginning of a library of pointers to resources and information on the Internet relevant to speech-language disorders and differences.

  • Speech- Language Pathologist Resources
    Speech TherapIst Resources, Jobs Classifieds for speech therapists, Chat Room with scheduled weekly chats, Message Forum, Calendar of Speech Events. and more. No log in requirements and available to the public.

  • Speech Praxis Test
    The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children (KSPT) is an innovative new resource that assists in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental apraxia (dyspraxia) of speech in preschool children.

  • Speech Teach
    Welcome to the Speech Teach Website. Our site has been developed to provide teaching resources for parents and professionals supporting children with speech and learning difficulties for example dyspraxia, apraxia and autism.

  • Studdering
    Welcome to the Home Page of The National Center For Stuttering. What is studdering and other information.

  • Stuttering Foundation of America
    The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. We are the largest - and the first - nonprofit charitable organization in the world working towards the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering, reaching over a million people annually. We also offer extensive educational programs on stuttering for professionals. Through our award-winning Web site, we hope that we may be of service to you. (800)992-9392. Contact Information

  • Web Resources on Communication Disorders:
    Web Resources on Communication (verbal) Disorders: From Curry School of Education

  • Why Do Children Have Difficulty Learning to Talk?
    Why do children have difficulty learning to talk? The following are only a few of the common problems we have seen:

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