Helpful Resources

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Check out some of our favorite websites. We’ve included resources for more information on a number of communication issues as well as resources with tips, how-tos and other fun material to help you and your loved-one with communication impairment(s). Let us know if you have found any other great sites – we are always looking to improve our content!

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 198,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

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The California Speech Language Association is the state professional and scientific association for hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students in California


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The Internet's largest, most comprehensive and trusted website for information on childhood apraxia of speech (verbal dyspraxia, developmental apraxia of speech) and children's speech and language topics - including evaluation, speech therapy, research and other childhood communication topics. Invaluable for parents, speech language pathologists, teachers and all those who care about a child with apraxia.

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We cover a variety of topics, including talking tips for ideas to stimulate language development; a speech forum to communicate with speech-language pathologists or other families; links to many other helpful sites, a sign language section with multiple common signs, and a books/products section if you choose to obtain further information/helpful products. 

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The Autism Society is the nation's leading grassroots autism organization. We work to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues about people across the spectrum, advocate for appropriate services for individuals of every age, and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.

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A Special Education community where parents and professionals share information and offer support. Please submit your articles and links. 

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Since 1947 - The Stuttering Foundation is a NonProfit organization helping those who stutter

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Beyond Play offers you the most extensive selection of products for young children of all abilities - from infants and toddlers to children in the early elementary grades. We carry a wide selection of fun and educational products in all areas of child development, as well as specialized products for early intervention and special needs. Our catalog and web site are for professionals of all disciplines, as well as for parents and caregivers.

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Chewy Tubes offers 8 fun and effective tools for practicing biting and chewing skills. Biting on Chewy Tubes builds tone and strength in the masseter muscle and helps develop the up/down pattern of jaw movement needed for speech, feeding and overall oral motor skill.

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LinguiSystems offers unique and engaging therapy and testing materials for speech pathologists

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PRO-ED Inc. is a leading publisher of standardized tests, books, curricular resources, and therapy materials. 

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SuperDuper, Inc is one of the leading companies specializing in fun learning materials for kids with special needs!

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Talking Child™ offers products for speech development and early language. We teach speech and language concepts. Our Baby Babble™ video was developed by speech pathologists and includes a free parent tutorial. Our other products are hand-picked and used with every-day clients to boost speech and language. 

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TalkTools® offers professional therapists opportunities to learn and train in innovative and solution based therapy techniques. Over 5000 speech and feeding professionals, including speech and language pathologists, speech therapists and occuaptional therapists, participate in our training course -- either online or via one of workshops. Those interested in advancing their knowledge are invited to participate in our exclusive TalkTools® Level Training Program.

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North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) is one of 21 private, non-profit organizations under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to coordinate and provide community-based services to persons with developmental disabilities (consumers).

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The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

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Our mission is to help people develop their social competencies to better connect with others and experience greater well-being.