Resources

Children

www.ASHA.org: The American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the national organization for speech-language pathologists and audiologist.  AHSA has the goal of, “Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.” This is an excellent resource for both parents and professionals.

www.apraxia-kids.org: The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is a nonprofit charity that provides parents and professionals with valuable information about Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

www.autismspeaks.org: An autism science and advocacy organization that funds research into all aspects of autism while providing a support network for individuals with autism and their families.

http://www.childapraxiatreatment.org: Provides information about Childhood Apraxia of Speech and the evidenced based treatment approach Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC), developed by Dr. Edy Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.  This site offers free trainings and CEUs for SLPs.

http://www.elementory.com: Seller of Phonic Faces; the ‘faces’ show the letter-to-sound relationship for most of the sounds in English! The cards and books can be used to treat Speech Sound Disorders while developing phonemic awareness, a key to pre-reading skills.

http://www.identifythesigns.org: This site has been developed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to promote early identification and treatment of communication disorders for children and adults.

http://www.hanen.org/Home.aspx: The Hanen Centre offers a tremendous amount of information about language, socialization, and play for parents, educators, and speech-language pathologist.  Parents can find wonderful articles, books, and workshops that will give them tools to enhance their interactions with their children.  Kelly is a Certified Instructor of their program, More Than Words, which utilizes family-centered techniques to enhance communication and social interactions between the family and child. This approach works well with a broad range of children who have social communication challenges or a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

http://www.kidspeech.com: The website for Kaufman-Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) materials; developed by SLP, Nancy Kaufman.  The K-SLP is a program that promotes the use of ‘word approximations’ to promote expressive language development while improving speech.  Ms. Kaufman offers several books, toys, and therapy cards that can be used by both SLPs and parents.  I often use this program in conjunction with PROMPT.

http://www.mindwingconcepts.com: The Story Grammar Marker site provides parents, therapists, and educators with tools and information to support the development of language and literacy utilizing books and manipulatives.

www.promptinstitute.com: The PROMPT institute is a non-profit organization that provides information for families and professionals working with individuals with speech sound disorders.  As well, PROMPT workshops are held around the world to educate SLPs and families on the PROMPT technique and speech sound disorders.  PROMPT was developed by speech-language pathologist, Deborah Hayden.

http://www.sayitright.org: Provides resources to parents and clinicians for remediating some of the most challenging articulation errors including: R, S, SH, CH, and L

www.speechbuddy.com: Speech Buddies are a set of tools that help children produce the challenging speech sounds: R, L, TH, S, CH, and SH.  When used with a SLP during speech therapy, Speech Buddies can help to remediate sound errors that have proven to be resistant to traditional methods of therapy.

 

 

Kelly@KDspeech.com

Kelly works with children throughout Westchester County, including the towns of: Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Pelham, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yonkers.  

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