Resources

 

American Speech Language and Hearing Association-ASHA (Typical Speech and Language Development)

http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/ The ASHA website provides a wide range of information for parents and professionals regarding National standards for speech and language disabilities. This site can help parents determine if their child could benefit from seeing a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Autism Partnership

www.autismpartnership.com An agency dedicated to providing intensive behavior intervention for children with autism and their families.

Autism Speaks

www.autismspeaks.org

Autism Partnership

www.autismpartnership.com

An agency dedicated to providing intensive behavior intervention for children with autism and their families.

Autism Speaks

www.autismspeaks.org

Website of one of the largest foundations dedicated to autism in the world. Autism speaks has merged with the Autism Coalition for Research and Education (ACRE), the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR), and, most recently, Cure Autism Now (CAN).

Autism Speaks-Video Glossary

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 to you free of charge.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)

http://www.apraxia-kids.org/

This website is dedicated to providing information and resources to help support those working with children who have apraxia of speech. It is a goldmine of research and information for both parents and professionals.

First Signs

www.firstsigns.org

A web site dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with developmental delays and disorders.

The Floortime Foundation

www.floortime.org

Website of The Floortime Foundation. Their mission is to “Redefine the potential of children with developmental and communication challenges through broad dissemination of the DIR/Floortime model.” This website offers information for parents and professionals about autism, the DIR/Floortime approach, links to articles and scientific papers on research and theoretical foundations behind DIR/Floortime, information on upcoming conferences, and information about Floortime Networking Groups.

Handwriting Without Tears®

www.hwtears.com

Website for information and products related to the handwriting program called “Handwriting Without Tears” developed by occupational therapist Jan Olsen.

The Hanen Centre

http://www.hanen.org/

The Hanen Programs offer “family-focused early language intervention,” for young children with a variety of language delays and developmental disabilities. This website lets you explore the theoretical perspectives behind the program and learn about the services offered.

“The Writing on the Wall”

Article: “The Writing on the Wall”

Newsweek article dated November 12, 2007 discussing the importance of handwriting.

Interactive Metronome® (IM)

www.interactivemetronome.com

Website that provides information about Interactive Metronome® (IM), which is a cutting-edge neurological assessment and treatment tool that is redefining traditional expectations for pediatric and adult therapy outcomes. Please click on the Interactive Metronome tab on our home page for more information.

Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders

www.icdl.com

A non-profit organization dedicated to integrating knowledge and competencies from different disciplines to improve prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of emotional and developmental disorders in infancy and childhood.

San Diego Regional Center

www.sdrc.org

The San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) is a non-profit organization which contracts with the state of California to provide services for individuals with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. SDRC is a focal point in the community for information and services for persons with developmental disabilities living in San Diego and Imperial Counties, California.

Therapeutic Listening

www.vitallinks.net

A website that provides information about the Therapeutic Listening® program.

Sensory Processing Disorder Network

www.spdnetwork.org

The Sensory Processing Disorder Network (SPD Network) is a project of the KID Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Littleton, Colorado. This web site was started in 1996 to help parents, teachers, therapists, doctors, and others learn about and understand Sensory Processing Disorder. It has since become the primary Internet portal for information about these commonly misunderstood disorders.

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