A Guide to Internet
Resources in Speech Pathology




Internet resources on this list are shown by the Communication Disorders Content Area to which they are most directly related. However, many of these sites are useful for several different areas of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. This will become evident as you explore each resource in depth. This listing is selective, not comprehensive. Most of the sites listed here contain links to other excellent resources.

Please be aware that because the Internet is an ever-developing collection, sites frequently appear and disappear. Sometimes, the Internet address of a particular site will change. The old address will often contain a link to the new address for a limited time periodólike a forwarding address at a post office. The addresses for Internet sites on this list were current at the time of publication.

Although the remainder of the content areas on this list appear in alphabetical order, the area "COMPREHENSIVE SITES" is placed first due to the significant utility of these resources. These addresses contain information-rich text and a large variety of links which are frequently updated.

Comprehensive Sites

  • American Academy of Audiology
    This is a wonderful site for professionals and consumers. The interface is simple. It is divided into two options: Consumers' Resources and Professionals' Resources. In both sections there are many online reprints as well as links to a large variety of sites important to audiology, hearing disorders, and deafness.

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    This is the definitive Web site for anyone interested in Communication Disorders. The site is divided into three sections: Students, Professionals, and Consumers. The site is searchable and has an index page. A Table of Contents Service for all ASHA journals is available here. Also within the site is a Members Only section which features areas such as the Membership Directory online and searchable. The coverage of other areas within the Professionals section is almost exhaustive covering FAX-on-Demand, marketing, legislation, professional issues, continuing education, paraprofessionals, treatment outcomes, salary equivalency, classified advertisements, and so on. The Student section includes information on training programs in Communication Disorders and career and certification information. The Consumer section contains an index of ASHA brochures, some of which are online reprints, a listing of self-help groups, and basic information about choosing a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

  • Berit's Best Sites for Children
    Wow! This Web site reviews and provides links to over 800 sites with materials and activities for children. It also provides a rating for each site on a scale of 1ń5. In addition, the site provides some online activities for children, including interactive stories, coloring books, and funny sounds. Many possibilities for use in therapy with children can be found here.

  • Deaf World Web
    This site has it all! Good graphics, a variety of information related to deafness, lots of links. There is information that will be valuable for children, adults, consumers and professionals here. This is the Web page on which to start your search in the areas of deafness and hearing impairment.

  • Internet Search Engine Forms
    This Web page, part of the American Medical Association Web site, allows the user to enter search requests to many of the top search engines from a single page. Saves time consumed by accessing multiple search pages.

  • Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences
    This site contains a mind-boggling number of links. The references are categorized by the content areas usually found in communication disorders and also professional issues. This site has become the "gold standard" for speech-language pathology and audiology internet activity and has won many awards. Its Webmaster, Judith M. Kuster, also writes the "Internet" column in ASHA magazine.

  • Virtual Tour of the Ear
    This is the Web site of Perry Hanavan, Augustana College. Using a tabled collection of links, you are provided with a rich collection of textual and graphic information on ear anatomy, audiology, speech perception, disorders of hearing, and aural rehabilitation. It has a very attractive and well-organized graphical setup. This site also has links to several medical search engines.


Alternative/Augmentative Communication

    Resource Sites

  • Apple K-12 Disability Resources-Shareware
    Contains many downloadable files (Apple/Mac compatible) for adapting computers for use by persons with disabilities.

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Contains links and pointers to a variety of AAC topics including AAC users' Web sites, Communication Disorders graduate training programs in AAC, publications, products, and research sites.

  • Cerebral Palsy
    This is an index containing many links to online information and support concerning cerebral palsy.

  • Closing the Gap
    Closing the Gap is an internationally recognized source for information on innovative applications of microcomputer technology in special education and rehabilitation. They publish a resource directory and newspaper. The Web site contains a research library with an annotated bibliography of articles related to many AAC topics.

  • Trace Research and Development Center
    This rehabilitative engineering research site offers search capability for textual materials on research and product at the Center. Also can search for annotated bibliography of disability documents.

  • United Cerebral Palsy
    Lots of information on advocacy and disability issues with links to the latest governmental actions. Site has search capability.

  • Virtual Assistive Technology Center
    Home page gives access to lists of freeware/shareware for use in AAC.



    Resource Sites

  • Airway Pathology Atlas
    Displays excellent endoscopic views of normal and abnormal vocal folds.

  • Anatomy of the Neck
    Tutorial with both text and cadaver photographs which can be enlarged. Includes quizzes on material.

  • Anatomy Review--Head and Neck
    Material covers nine different head/neck structures, inluding ear, pharynx, and larynx with outlined tutorial and clear schematic graphics.

  • Human Anatomy Online
    General drawings of various anatomical views. Site allows some interactivity with point and click access to textual information about anatomical structures. Good undergraduate study aid.

  • Marching Through the Visible Woman
    This is the distaff version of the "visible man" project and is a work in progress. Students can access information and graphics on the head and neck areas at this time. Many JPEG files are available including a Java file producing head/neck rotation, both skin and bone views.

  • Neuroanatomy Review
    This WebSite from the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, is meant to serve as an informational service for families of children with neurological and neurosurgical illnesses. Detailed text notes and links to colored drawings make this an excellent tutorial for undergraduate students.

  • OtoWeb
    Contains animated, video, and virtual reality graphics on ear anatomy and physiology.

  • Visible Embryo
    Display of first four weeks of embryo formation using text, microscopic photographs, and Shockwave movies (has link for downloading the Shockwave plug-in).

  • Visible Human Project Gallery
    MRI scans of sections of a male cadaver. Articles explaining source of the project. Links to many other projects and products resulting from this work.

  • Vocal Tract Visualization Lab
    Three-dimensional drawings of tongue surface during speech articulation.

  • Whole Brain Atlas
    Images of MRI and PET scans or normal and abnormal brains from Harvard Medical School. User can change slice location and timeline. Includes clinical profile of patients and tours of specific brain structures of interest in each patient.



    Discussion Groups



    Resource Sites

  • Alzheimer's Association
    Official Web site of this consumers' organization.

  • Alzheimer's Disease
    This NIDCD publication on Alzheimer's Disease includes detailed information and a current bibliography.

  • Aphasia Facts
    Consumer information from NIDCD on aphasia, with suggestions for caregivers and reference to organizations concerned with stroke and aphasia. Links to NIH well as NIDCD home page.

  • National Stroke Association
    Information on causes and treatment for stroke. Also has quiz on Stroke Risk Factors, low cost materials ordering information, and links to other related Web sites for professionals and consumers.

  • Speech after Stroke
    The Mayo Clinic's Health Web site offers this consumer information on speech rehabilitation following stroke.


Articulation/Motor Speech/Apraxia

    Discussion Groups



    Resource Sites

  • Apraxia--Kids
    This Web site features consumer information and articles on speech/language evaluation and treatment, IQ testing, and an FAQ for parents. There are also links to other apraxia Web sites and a pointer for subscribing to their listserv.

  • Articulation Disorders FAQ
    The KidsSource provides detailed consumer information on articulation disorders and links to related Web sites.

  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
    Gives basic information for parents and a bibliography for professionals of key articles and texts about developmental verbal dyspraxia.

  • Dysarthria Intelligibility Measures
    This is an outline of the ASHA '97 presentation by Beukelman, Yorkston, and Hodge regarding their computerized measure of speech intelligibility. Contains an extensive bibliography.

  • Motor Speech Disorders Information
    This commercial site contains large bibliographies of areas related to motor speech problems including degenerative dysarthria, developmental apraxia, and so on. Also carries links to related sites and TOC for Proceedings of Speech Motor Control Conference.

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Many fact sheets and bibliographies are available at this Web site regarding neurological conditions related to motoric problems including speech functions.

  • Nervous System Diseases
    The Karolinska Institute provides valuable links to Web sites with information regarding various aspects of neurological disease processes. Appears to be aimed primarily at the professional user.

  • What Is Developmental Verbal Apraxia?
    This is an ASHA Fact Sheet provided by the HealthTouch organization Web site.





    Discussion Group

  • bit.listserv.autism (Newsgroup)

    Resource Sites

  • Autism and Brain Development Research Laboratory
    Information about autism research, links to other autism sites, and links to online neuropsychology and medical journals.

  • Autism Fact Sheet
    Consumer fact sheet on autism from NIH.

  • Autism Resources
    A large index of online resource links related to autism.

  • Autism Society of America
    Has information concerning educating autistic children and an online glossary of terms related to autism.

    A collection of information on autism and the programs conducted under TEACCH. Good consumer and practitioner information on autism and treatment. Links to other sites on autism available here.


Child Language Disorders


Clefting/Craniofacial Disorders

    Discussion Groups


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    Resource Sites

  • About Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
    Fact sheet from the American Cleft Palate--Craniofacial Association.

  • About Face
    A support and information Web site about people with facial differences.

  • Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Clinic at Boystown
    There are links to other CLP Web sites on this home page and two excellent photographs of primary palate cleft repair.

  • Cleft Palate Repair
    Case studies of cleft repairs with online, enlargeable pre- and post-surgery photographs.

  • CleftNet
    Quiz and basic information from the University of Iowa Plastic Surgery Unit.

  • Craniofacial Anomalies
    "The topics discussed are written specifically for parents and relatives of children with conditions that require care from a neurosurgeon. As best as possible the information has been written in "plain English" and is not intended to be a reference for professionals."

  • Introduction to Cleft Lip and Palate
    Presentation for professionals in a grand rounds format. Includes a bibliography.

  • Palatal Rehabilitation
    Another grand rounds presentation from Baylor College of Medicine.

  • Pediatric--Perinatal Pathology Index
    Contains several good photographs of cleft lip/palate formations.

  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
    Information for professionals and parents on this problem, also known as Schprintzen Syndrome. Contains links to articles and support groups.

  • Widesmiles!
    This site offers many support services for parents and is an information-rich source for professionals, containing many links to bibliographies and other CLP-related sites.


Deaf/Hearing Impaired

    Discussion Groups


  • DEAF

    Discussion Groups



  • alt.support.hearing-loss (Newsgroup)

  • bit.listserv.deaf-L (Newsgroup)

    Resource Sites

  • Animated American Sign Language Dictionary
    This site provides both videos and animations demonstrating signs and fingerspelling for a glossary of English vocabulary items. Also contains many links to related sites.

  • Center for Hearing Loss in Children--Boystown
    This site contains many information fact sheets and links for both parents and professionals regarding hearing loss, hearing aids, and deafness.

  • Children of Deaf Adults
    "CODA is an organization that focuses on hearing children of deaf adults. Membership is primarily, but not exclusively, composed of hearing children of deaf parents. CODA addresses our bicultural experiences through conferences, support groups, and resource development."

  • Classroom Teachers Resource Guide: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Very detailed information for classroom teachers on interviewing families, classroom activities and hearing aid management from the Canadian Government, Special Education Branch.

  • Deaf Cyberkids
    This Web site is focused on children with opportunities such as particpating in a talk group, communicating with penpals, displaying their art work. There is also a link for parents, educators, and professionals to a Deaf Discussion Group.

  • Deaf Education Option Web Presented here are descriptions and discussion concerning the various communication training options that can be us


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