Resources and Articles of Interest

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

www.asha.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 145,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

Vision: Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.

Mission: Empowering and supporting speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists by:

•   Advocating on behalf of persons with communication and related disorders
•   Advancing communication science
•   Promoting effective human communication
 

The Stuttering Foundation

www.stutteringhelp.org

the Stuttering FoundationThe Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. 

The Stuttering Foundation was the first and is the largest nonprofit charitable organization in the world working toward the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering, reaching over a million people annually.  It also offers extensive training programs on stuttering for professionals.

The International Dyslexia Foundation

www.interdys.org

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with people with dyslexia and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.

IDA believe that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential, that individual learning abilities can be strengthened and that social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed.

The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for people with dyslexia. We support and encourage interdisciplinary research. We facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research based knowledge.

The purpose of IDA is to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write. . . In a way that creates hope, possibility, and partnership.

So that every individual has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated.

 

Camp Shout Out

www.campshoutout.org

Camp Shout OutCamp Shout Out is a therapeutic program in a recreational setting for youth ages 8-15 with fluency disorders and a Leader-in-Training program for teens ages 16-18 with fluency disorders. It is also an intensive training opportunity for speech-language pathologists and graduate students to improve their clinical skills in working with youth with fluency disorders.