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Internet Resources for Speech & Language

This page lists a selection of websites which are relevant to speech and language therapy (SLT), arranged thematically.
Please note that these have been selected on the basis of their perceived interest only - inclusion does not guarantee the accuracy or authority of any individual site's content.

Last updated 07/07/10

General SLT sites here

Index to special interest sites:

GENERAL:-

Voluntary organisations Professional bodies Information Resources
Afasic
The UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (UK)

RCSLT Bookshop
Cairns online bookshop contains a special RCSLT section
National Library for Health
The NHS virtual library of online health information.

ICAN - Helping children communicate (UK)
Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) (UK) INTUTE Health & Life Sciences: Gateway to quality internet resources in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health.
Connect:
The communication disability network
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) SLP Start Page for Speech-Language Pathology Caroline Bowen's excellent collection of web resources for SLT (Australia)
Talking Point : Joint website developed by ICAN, Afasic and RCSLT on speech, language and communication difficulties in children Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences - Judith Kuster's internet guide for speech and language therapists (US)
Hanen Centre (Canada): programmes to help children with language delay Speech-Language Pathologist.org Jobs and resources for SLTs (US) Hardin Meta Directory : SLT links page (University of Iowa)
ARCOS: Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills (UK) IASLT: The Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists Sean Pert & Carol Stow's web pages in SLT + Bilingualism
Disabilities Trust (UK): "personal care and specialist housing for people with severe physical disabilities, autism and acquired brain injury". NAPLIC : National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children (UK) SpeechTeach: Resources for parents & professionals supporting children with speech difficulties (UK)
Communication Trust (UK):
Promotes and provides training in communication needs for the children's workforce.
 

Therapy Ideas:
A collaborative web resource created by and for speech and language therapists; includes a SLT blog.

Other sites CPLOL : The Standing Liaison Committee of E.U. Speech & Language Therapists and Logopedists The Callier Library, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas. A library and information service specialising in human communication, with an excellent current awareness blog.
Say and Play: Speech and Language Therapy Clinic - Bookham, Surrey Communication Therapy International (CTI)
A forum to promote SLT in developing countries.
Language Fix
The blog of Paul Morris, a U.S. speech & language pathologist and self-professed language obsessive - packed with interesting stuff.
Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. Includes evaluation of software packages for use in aphasia therapy. SLPjob.com:
SLT and Audiology career opportunities in the US

NHS Choices Patient information videos
Short films giving the patient's perspective of living with conditions from ADHD to Stroke.

Pictures Speak
An organisation that runs training courses for health and social care workers to assist people with communication difficulties.
NHS Career Information: Speech & Language Therapy Every Child a Talker
The UK Government's Department for Children, Schools and Families programme aims to encourage all children to be skilled communicators before starting school. The booklet can be downloaded free of charge.
    Speechville: Resources and advice for parents and families of children with communication disorders (U.S. but has useful general information).
   

Medworm: Speech Therapy
Daily download of speech therapy news and articles, from authoritative sources on the web.

    speechBITE
An online catalogue of Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy in speech and language therapy (from the University of Australia and Speech Pathology Australia).

ACADEMIC

UNITED KINGDOM INTERNATIONAL
City University's Department of Language & Communication Science Flinders University (Australia)
Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology
Human Communication Sciences department
University of Sheffield
 

APHASIA

Speakability (formerly Action for Dysphasic Adults)
U.K. charity dedicated to helping people with aphasia to communicate.
British Aphasiology Society
National Aphasia Association (US) Stroke Association of Northern Ireland
(formerly Speechmatters): the support network for aphasic adults
Aphasia Institute and Aphasia Centre (Toronto, Canada) Aphasia Now (UK)
An "aphasia-friendly" online forum created by, and for, the aphasic community
Academy of Aphasia
US based research organisation
Dyscover
Support groups for people with aphasia/dysphasia (England)

Tavistock Trust for Aphasia
Promotes speech therapy for aphasia, and can provide small grants (up to £1000) to aphasic people and their carers.

ANCDS Aphasia Treatment research studies from
the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Arizona
Different Strokes
For younger stroke survivors (UK)
 

APRAXIA/DYSPRAXIA

Apraxia-kids (US) Dyspraxia Foundation

AUDIOLOGY

British Academy of Audiology
- formed by the merger of the British Association of Audiological Scientists, the British Association of Audiology Technicians and the British Society of Hearing Therapists, from 1st April 2004.
American Academy of Audiology
British Society of Audiology bionet.audiology
Audiology Resources
A collection of online resources including a forum for students and other researchers in audiology
British Association of Audiological Physicians
Specialist Library for ENT & Audiology Virtual Tour of the Ear
Hearing Concern Link
UK charity providing support to hearing impaired adults
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (US)
NHS Evidence: links to free multimedia resources in ENT and Audiology  

AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION

DEAL Communication Centre
Facilitated communication, Australia
CALL Scotland (Communication Access Literacy and Learning): Specialist expertise in assistive communication technology for children, based at the University of Edinburgh.
ISAAC : International Association of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Communication  Matters
The UK branch of ISAAC
AAC Intervention - online AAC resources (US)  

AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS:-

OASIS
Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
National Autistic Society (UK)
Autism Independent UK Autism Education Trust (UK)
InLv
Independent Living on the autistic spectrum - an international  self-advocacy forum
Autistics.org
"The real voice of autism" (US)
Centre for the Study of Autism (US) Autism Society of America
Autism Awareness
2002 was Autism Awareness year
Wrong planet
Online community and resource for people on the autistic spectrum.
Tony Attwood - "a guide for parents, professionals, people with Asperger's Syndrome, and their partners" (Australia). Wendy Lawson A remarkable woman with an autistic spectrum disorder and 5 university degrees. Lots of useful information about the experience of autism, plus poems and artwork.
Autism Network International
Autistic-run self-help and advocacy
organisation for people with autistic spectrum disorders (US).
Autism Research Institute (US)
Autism Online
Founded by parents of a child with autism, this site aims to provide parents and carers with access to support and products in various languages, from Arabic to Urdu.
PAAINS: Public Autism Awareness online forum.
Ispeek: Resources for supporting communication with children who are non-verbal, and/or autistic. Research Autism: UK charity dedicated to research into intervention for autistic spectrum disorders.
Autism Links
A guide to information on the web for parents, carers and professionals.
 
Tree House: UK charity for autism education. Includes the Talk About Autism online forum for families and carers. AuKids:
Online magazine produced by a parent of an autistic child and a speech-language therapist, giving advice to parents and professionals (UK).

BILINGUALISM:-

Speech and Language Therapy SIG : Bilingualism HomePage Bilingual database
Research and resources on bilingual issues.
Spanish Speech
Educational materials for Spanish speech-language therapy  (US)
Keep Your Language Alive:
A guide for parents, produced by speech therapists at Southwark PCT (London).
NALDIC: National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (UK). Supports teachers of pupils for whom English is a additional language. Multilingual Living
Includes an online magazine for multicultural and multilingual families.

BRAIN INJURY / BRAIN DAMAGE / HEAD INJURY/ STROKE

HEADWAY The brain injury association (UK) The Stroke Association (UK)
BIBIC: British Institute for Brain Injured Children BIRT : Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (UK)
Child Brain Injury Trust (UK) Cerebra
A UK charity supporting children and young people with brain injury and other neurological conditions, and their families. Services include a postal lending library of books, toys and sensory equipment, and assistance grants of up to £500 for speech therapy.

CLEFT LIP & PALATE:-

Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland
SMILES family support group  

DEAFNESS/DEAFBLINDNESS/SIGN LANGUAGE

British Deaf Association Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Royal Association for Deaf People (UK) Signature
formerly the Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf people (CACDP) (UK)
National Deaf Children's Society Scottish Sensory Centre (including Deaf education resources)
Deafsign - many useful resources including interactive BSL British Sign Language
"A handy place on the web" - includes finger spelling machine
International Bibliography of Sign Language
Comprehensive, up to date bibliographic database compiled at the University of Hamburg.
DELTA: Deaf Education through Listening and Talking (UK)
A-Z of Deafblindness
includes the Manual Alphabet
Deafblind UK
Useful resources on deafblindness
BATOD: British Association for Teachers of the Deaf Life and Deaf
An award-winning project run by SLTs in Greenwich, South London, working with Deaf children and young people to produce a bilingual signed & spoken poetry book and DVD.
Lyley Jones Society
A charity teaching deaf children from 0-5 years to listen and speak using Auditory Verbal therapy.
Cued Speech Association
Promotes the use of cued speech techniques to enable deaf children to understand spoken language.
DCAL: the Deafness Cognition and Language research centre at UCL, the first academic institution to focus exclusively on the linguistics and psychology of signed languages.

The DCAL British Sign Language corpus
A project to compile a video corpus of BSL.

Signed Stories
Children's stories told in sign language, with text subtitles and sound. A great resource for deaf and hearing children and adults to enjoy together.

ArtSigns, ScienceSigns, and EngineeringSigns
Online BSL glossaries developed by the University of Wolverhampton to assist Deaf students on art, science and engineering courses.
UK Council on Deafness
"works with and for deaf organisations in the UK by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy makers".
Sign Video
An award-winning social enterprise led by the Deaf community, Sign Video provides immediate online access to sign language interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Femaura
A Deaf-led initiative which aims to overcome communication barriers, and provide Deaf people with access to information, by providing professional sign language services.

Bid services
Formerly Birmingham Institute for the Deaf (UK), bid services works in partnership with the Deaf community to provide services enabling greater choice and control in their lives. This includes the UK's first purpose-built Deaf Cultural Centre.

DEMENTIA

Alzheimer's Disease Support Group
Online, interactive support group for people living with Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's Society (UK)
Dementia UK
Supports people affected by dementia, including carers, and trains & provides specialist Admiral nurses.
 

DYSLEXIA and Special Educational Needs

Adult Dyslexia Organisation (UK) Dyslexia Action (UK)
British Dyslexia Association Foundation for Conductive Education
Support for pupils with motor disorders, cerebral palsy and dyspraxia.
British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN)
Closing the Gap
Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
SNIP
Special Needs Information Press
Dyslexia Research Trust
World Dyslexia Network Foundation
Dyslexia teacher
Resources to support dyslexic pupils & students
Inclusion: Supporting Individual Learning Needs.
UK Government site with advice, resources and "Ask the Experts" page.
PATOSS : Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (UK) SENJIT: Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training Institute of Education, London
Inclusion UK
A consortium of four organisations supporting inclusion in education.
Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE)
London, England
BECTA : British Educational Communications and Technology Agency
Government agency for ICT in education
National Association of Special Education Teachers (US)
European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education Educational-psychologist.co.uk
UK educational psychology resources and contacts
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities Teachernet SEN page
Special Educational Needs section of UK Government site for teachers
Disability Equality in Education (DEE)
A charity founded in 1996 to promote inclusion in education
Dyslexia International
"Sharing expertise".
ADSHE: Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (UK) Enabling Education Network: EENET
Sharing information about inclusive education.
Dyslexic.com
Products and resources "helping dyslexic people make the most of their abilities".
Dyslexia-SpLD Trust
Promoting education and support for individuals with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (UK).
DysTalk: "helping your child learn better".
Online video advice and presentations, from parents and professionals, about a range of learning disabilities including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.Also includes a discussion forum and other resources.

The Bercow Report and SLCN Action
Improving services for children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
UK Department for Children, Schools, and Families, 2008.

Identifying and Teaching Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties. Sir Jim Rose's report on dyslexia for the Department for Children, Schools and Families is now available to download free of charge from the government's web site.  

DYSPHAGIA

Dysphagia Resource Center (US) Dysphagia Research Society (US)

DYSTONIA

The Dystonia Society (UK):
Supports people with dystonia, a condition which causes involuntary muscle spasms and can affect speech and eating.

JOURNALS ONLINE

Reading online
International Reading Association magazine
Speech & Language Therapy in Practice
- magazine homepage - includes online access to full-text articles.
SNIP
Special Needs Information Press
Effective Health Care: Issue on Pre-School Hearing, Speech, Language and Vision Screening

LINGUISTICS and PHONETICS

ICAME : International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English
Includes English text corpora
British National Corpus
"a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken British English"
International Phonetic Association UCREL: University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Languages, Lancaster University
English Accents & Dialects
The British Library's online collection of extracts from the Survey of English Accents
EUSTACE: Edinburgh University Speech Timing Archive and Corpus of English.
The corpus may be downloaded free of charge, for non-commercial use.
Word Count
Ranks English words from the British National Corpus according to frequency of usage.
CHILDES: Child Language Data Exchange System
I Love Languages
A guide to language learning on the web
UCL Language Sciences
Oxford Psycholinguistic Database
Free to download
House of Languages, Barcelona
An institute established by the Government of Catalonia to celebrate and promote global linguistic diversity.
More Phonetics & Linguistics links

 

 

NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Motor Neurone Disease Association Parkinson's Disease Society (UK)
Scope (cerebral palsy) Capability Scotland (cerebral palsy)
Anne McDonald Institution
Communication and cerebral palsy
Brain and Spine Foundation (UK)
Information on a range of neurological disorders
  CINI: Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired (Motor Neurone disease, US)

SEMANTIC PRAGMATIC DISORDER

SPD Support (UK)

STAMMERING (STUTTERING)

Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood (includes the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children) National Stuttering Association
U.S. self-help and support organisation.
British Stammering Association Stuttering Foundation of America
UCL Psychology Speech Team: led by Professor Peter Howell and Dr Stephen Davis OBE, this team has a special interest in stuttering and their site contains useful resources such as the UCLASS speech data archive. 1Stutterer
The blog of Californian stutterer Abhik Bhawal, full of useful information.
International Fluency Association Make Room for the Stuttering
A woman who stutters writes candidly about her experiences, emotions and feelings.
  Stammerhead Shark
Blog by a British woman with an acquired neurological stammer; contains useful links, and some insights on speech therapy from the client's point of view.

SYNDROMES

Contact a Family - support group for families of children with medical conditions Down's Syndrome Association (UK)
Foreign Accent Syndrome: FAS support.
Pages of information and links from the University of Texas at Dallas.
FOLKS - Friends of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
Fragile X Society (UK) National Fragile X Foundation (US)
Tourettes Syndrome Association (US) Tourettes Action (UK)
Williams Syndrome Foundation (UK)  
   

TESTING

ASHA Directory of Speech-Language Pathology Assessment Instruments
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides this online directory of tests and measures in speech & language therapy. Arranged by subject, each entry carries a useful summary description.

ETA Test Link - the world's largest test collection database.
Buros Institute test reviews online (US) ALPHA Test of Phonology
Freely available to download courtesy of its creator, Dr Robert J. Lowe.
Mount Wilga High Level Language Test
A new version of the classic assessment, revised with UK adaptations by Fiona Simpson, 2006.
IMPORTANT: Although this resource is freely available to download, DO NOT re-edit the document without permission, and ALWAYS give the original URL source whenever using or quoting from it.
 

VOICE/LARYNX

British Voice Association (BVA) Voice Care Network
Center for Voice Disorders, Wake Forest University, US Voice Foundation
International Association of Laryngectomees Larynx Videos from Kevin Kavanagh -includes vocal  sounds. Not for the squeamish!

 

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