Resources for Professionals

AAC | Autism | Early Intervention | Intervention for Children with Disabilities | Hearing Impairment
For SLPs, Generally | For SLPs in Schools
Health Care | Voice | Stuttering
How To Learn English | Multicultural Phonemics


(Alternative and Augmentative Communication)

The best AAC apps for iPad per the Utah LEND, via Utah Technology Assistance Program - UAB/Sparks Appointment page. - Note that Words+ was bought out; a new website is coming, as of August 2013. - The Family Center on Technology and Disability

FaceBook groups:

AAC for the SLP
AAC- Alternative Awesome Communicators
AAC Through Motivate, Model, Move Out Of The Way
AAC Language Lab
PrAACtical AAC
Discover AAC
Tami’s AAC Tidbits

Click here for a list of AAC providers in Alabama

Click here for a table of AAC resources in Alabama


July 2015, Please share: ASHA and the US Department of Education clarify best practice for providing services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders ("not ABA only"). This PDF file (click here) includes an official letter, an ASHA press release, guidelines based on setting, and talking points for advocating for SLP services. 

Early Intervention

Free ASHA Toolkit, Communicating With Baby: Tips and Milestones From Birth to Age 5, developed in cooperation with the group Read Aloud 15 MINUTES. Handouts can be used following an early intervention visit, as reference materials in waiting rooms, resources at conferences, and more.

Intervention for Children with Disabilities

Web resource from Penn State University on early intervention with children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other disabilities: - Lots of info and resources about Special Education

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing Resources - Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind - A non-profit organization in Birmingham with a wonderful collection of links to resources for hearing loss - Information regarding the different services available through the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation, including Early Intervention, Children's Rehabilitation Service and Adult Rehabilitation Service

For Adults:

For Students with Hearing Impairments: 

Resource guide here, including…

 - Tech tools for students with hearing impairments
 - How schools create more audible environments
 - Scholarships for students with hearing impairments

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Resources for School-Based Clinicians

Super Duper offers some great FREE handouts for teachers and parents!

You will appreciate this age calculator for all of your assessments!

Some great websites for therapy! - For parents and educators. Sponsored by the GA Preschool Association

Extensive listing of directories of support services, resources about disorders, links to many organizations, etc.:

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Health Care 

ASHA’s Habilitation Advocacy Guide 

ICD 10 Info

ICD 10 Codes (PDF format)

A comparison by ASHA to ICD 9 codes (RTF format)

A map ("crosswalk") of ICD 9 to ICD 10 Codes (Excel format)

Sites (Recommended by ASHA)

The Joint Commission:

Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

The American Hospital Association:

The American Health Care Association:

The Health Resources and Services Administration:

The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center:

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Voice Problems in Teachers? Tell your colleagues!
A free website for teachers. A free ready-to-go, in-service education program can be downloaded and used as an in-service tool. Includes a Communicators Media Kit for promoting this project. [Funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).] 

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National Stuttering Association, a New York-based organization dedicated wholly to education, empowerment, and support for children, teens, and adults who stutter,

The Stuttering Foundation: English | Spanish

Internet Resources for SLPs who work with Preschoolers

Internet Resources for School-Based SLPs Who Work with School-Age Children who Stutter
Stuttering in Other Cultures/Stuttering and Bilingualism (Added 2011)

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How To Learn English Contains articles about phonics, dyslexia, reading silently, grammar, body language, and more!

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Multicultural Phonemics

Information on the phonemic systems for the following languages: Arabic, Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Audiologists can use this information to identify and modify materials and procedures during speech audiometry assessment.
SLPs can use this information to identify a client's phonological system for languages other than English.

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