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Speech Language Pathology Websites

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Provides access to 900+ health topics, medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, and links to self-help groups, clinical trials, preformulated PubMed searches, lists of hospitals and physicians, health and information in Spanish and other languages. Includes listings of diseases & conditions by body system

small yellow star.jpgMedScape Reference
An online clinical reference providing in-depth drug & disease information and tools to support clinical decision making. Content is designed for practicing medical professionals and includes diagnostic medical images. Free Registration to MedScape is required. To avoid registering and go straight to an entry in this resource, try Googling the word emedicine and your disease/condition (i.e. emedicine aphasia)

Provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information

Speech Language Pathology Associations & Organizations

American Academy of Audiology
The world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders

American Speech Language Hearing Association
An excellent resource for Speech professionals. Includes information on recent research in the field, career, clinical and consumer information and much more

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
The ASHA and NSSLHA websites have been integrated to help provide students with a more unified experience accessing member services (e.g., journals access, member benefits, mentoring information) online

Useful SLP Websites
Access information in the broad field of Acoustics

Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide
Print and electronic anatomy & physiology resources organized by C.O.D.'s Natural Sciences Librarian

Caroline Bowen's speech-language-therapy dot com
A carefully selected compilation of essential links for speech-language pathology consumers, students and professionals

Communication Connects
Designed for speech/language pathologists, educators and parents with resources that encourage the development of functional communication skills in children. Includes informational communication articles, a story-making machine, forums, therapy ideas/techniques, fun therapy activities, organizational forms

C.R.I.S. Community Resource Information System [DuPage County]
A fast and easy way to obtain basic information on social service programs throughout DuPage County [ Mozilla Firefox browser is recommended, Internet Explorer sometimes does not display correctly]

ECRI Guidelines Trust
Provided by ECRI Institute (the organization that served as sole prime contractor for the discontinued National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC)), this publicly available web-based repository provides physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date, clinical practices and guidelines to advance safe and effective patient care. The repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally- and internationally-recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies. [FREE registration is required to access the database]

Hardin MD: Speech Pathology / Speech Therapy / SLP
Links to small, medium and large SLP directory sites as well as sites containing SLP-related images

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR)
IDFPR's web site contains information including the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act and license applications and forms

Lab Tests Online
Designed to help the patient or caregiver better understand that many clinical lab tests are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases. The site is a collaboration of professional societies representing the lab community

MEDLINEplus National Library of Medicine: Speech and Communication Disorders
This page can be accessed by searching the health topic Speech and Communication Disorders. Categories on this page include: overviews, diagnosis/symptoms, rehabilitation/recovery, treatment, clinical trials, specific conditions/aspects, overviews, organizations, statistics, specific populations, etc. There are also links to related MEDLINEplus pages (aphasia, hearing disorders and deafness, learning disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, brain and nervous system, mouth and teeth, symptoms) as well as a preformulated MEDLINE search retrieving recent article citations from the medical literature

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. It conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function

Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences
Metaguide to net resources on communication disorders, for professionals and students in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, speech science, persons with communication disabilities or differences and their support persons

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA creates and enforces workplace safety standards