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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Tutorial on audiology in outline form accompanied by excellent schematics and audiogram graphics.
This Web site has a student bulletin board, job postings, a political action connection, links to related sites, information about hearing aids, and a virtual patient presentation.
Common Diseases of the External and Middle Ear
Another excellent tutorial, with graphics, from Dr. Alford at Baylor College of Medicine.
Doctor C's Ear, Nose, and Throat Page
Contains links to many of the American Academy of Otolaryngology brochures on a variety of head and neck disease problems.
Ear Infection in Children
Good public health brochure from the Mayo Clinic. (Graphic of the ear can be enlarged online for better detail.)
Complete course on auditory anatomy including animations, audiograms and microphotographic images. Easy to use interface.
Glossary of Audiology Terms
The Siemens Hearing Instruments commercial site provides an online, indexed glossary of audiology terminology.
Hearing Course Text
Complete course on hearing and balance. Very thorough and easy to use.
Descriptions for consumers of basic auditory tests from the University of Washington.
Myringotomy and PE Tubes
Text and graphics to describe for consumers the need for and procedure of inserting ear tubes.
Otitis Media Facts
Another public service fact sheet from NIDCD.
Otorhinolaryngology--Basic Review Materials
This is the Table of Contents for a series of tutorials from the Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences.
Patient Information--American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
This site presents many consumer fact sheets, quizzes, and links to other related sites.
Virtual Audiology Patients
Case histories, test results, and audiograms for patients with hearing problems are presented here for use by practitioners and students.
- bit.listserv.autism (Newsgroup)
- 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
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- 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.
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.
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.