Speech Pathology Associations
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for over 110,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)
Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists
New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA)
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASLHA)
Speech Language and Hearing Association of Singapore
Malaysian Association of Speech-Language and Hearing (MASH)
Malta Association of Speech Language Pathologists (ASLP)
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Department of Immigration and Citzenship
Department of Education, Science and Training
Department of Health and Ageing
New South Wales
Aims to improve access to information about the human services (health, housing, family and community) that are available throughout South Australia from providers in the public, private and community sectors.
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Topic: Auditory Processing Disorder
Participants: Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, some consumers
Discussion: Professional and consumer discussion
Archive: members only
A blog by linguistics professional Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Topic: The use of several languages at home, in school and in clinic.
Caroline Bowen's Website
This site provides information about an extensive range of topics related to speech pathology. It includes information for students, practising speech pathologists and families.
Topic: Language and literacy research
Participants: Language and literacy researchers
Archive: members only
Topic: Child Language Learning
Participants: Linguists, Speech-Language Pathologists (mainly academics and students)
Discussion: Academic Also see Archive.
Topic: Children's speech sound disorders and related issues
Participants: Speech and Language professionals, Linguists, a few consumers
Discussion: Professional discussion
Archive: Members only
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Speech Pathology Paediatric Indigenous Network Group
SPECS (Speech Pathologists Email Chats)
A forum for speech pathologists working within acute or rehabilitation hospital settings to share information.
The Linguist list
The Linguist list has over 21,000 subscribers worldwide. It is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world.
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AGOSCI - Australian group for families and professionals who live/work with people who either cannot talk or who are difficult to understand.
With more than 60 years’ experience, Australian Hearing is one of the largest providers of hearing and rehabilitation services to children, young adults, age pension recipients, veterans and Indigenous communities throughout Australia. Our research division, the National Acoustics Laboratories, links us with the latest hearing technology and research. Our mission is to provide the best hearing care, the latest hearing aid technology, and lead the world in hearing research.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfo Net
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making the evidence base readily accessible via the internet. HealthInfoNet is helping to ‘close the gap’ in health between Indigenous and other Australians and is a ''one-stop info-shop' for people interested in improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Access to all information on the site is free and available to everyone.
Australian Sonographers Association
The ASA is the peak body and leading voice for sonographers with over 2,800 members. Our purpose is to advocate on behalf of all sonographers and continue to pursue high standards within the practice of medical sonography.
Australian Voice Association (AVA)
Australian Aphasia Association
The Association targets supporting people with Aphasia and their families and aims to advocate for them in the community. It enables people with Aphasia to learn about available community activities and resources which they can access.
Autism Resource Centre Singapore
ARC(S) is a non-profit organisation started by volunteers, dedicated to serve children and adults with ASD to help them lead meaningful lives in society. ARC(S) offers a range of services, Assessment and Diagnosis, Information, Direct Therapy and Education Support, and Training of Professionals and Caregivers. ARC has kindly given permission to use some of their images for the Speech Pathology Australia website.
Cancer Council Australia
Cancer Council Australia is the nation's peak independent cancer control body. Working with our members, the eight state and territory Cancer Councils, we undertake and fund cancer research, develop campaigns and programs to prevent and control cancer and provide information and support for people affected by cancer. Confidential telephone information and support is available free* from Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 or online at Cancer Connections.
*local call cost anywhere in Australia; mobile calls charged at mobile rates
A one-stop website for cancer care information and education
Cancer Learning is a new Australian-based professional development website designed specifically for health care professionals, including nurses, working in cancer care, to build their knowledge, progress their careers and enhance their skills in providing optimal care to cancer patients.
The Cochrane Library is updated quarterly and contains an online database of systematic reviews of evidence known as 'Cochrane Reviews' These reviews are prepared by international experts, who work in review groups and seek to answer questions about the effectiveness of health care interventions. The National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) has produced the NICS Cochrane User Guide to help users navigate the library. Access to the Cochrane Library is via NICS.
Deafness Forum is the peak body for deafness in Australia. Established in early 1993 at the instigation of the Australian government, the Deafness Forum now represents all interests and viewpoints of the Deaf and hearing impaired communities of Australia (including those people who have a chronic disorder of the ear and those who are DeafBlind).
Deafness Resources Australia (DRA) is the trading division of Australian Communication Exchange Limited (ACE), which is managed by a Board of Directors comprising no less than 51% of board members who are Deaf, or have a speech or hearing impairment.
DRA has one of the most comprehensive ranges of deafness/hearing impairment related books in Australia. It also has a very wide range of relevant technology (eg. TTYs, alarm clocks, telephone amplifiers, etc).
The Hearing Education and Research Network (HEARnet) is a not-for-profit website created by the HEARing CRC for health professionals, researchers and anyone interested in better hearing. It provides up-to-date information on:
- Hearing health
- Hearing technology and innovations; and
- How to protect your hearing.
Two core elements of HEARnet are:
HEARnet LearningTM An accredited online training centre for health professionals wanting new skills and knowledge in hearing technologies and best clinical practice.
HEARnet LibraryTM An extensive digital publication collection on hearing technology, clinical hearing studies and hearing loss prevention including journal articles, technical reports guidelines and fact sheets.
Indigenous Allied Health Australia
is the peak organisation that represents the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals and students. IAHA is working to achieve its vision of the same quality of health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as other Australians. The public pages of its website are designed to encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider an allied health profession. There is information on the professions and courses and captivating videos of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals and students speaking about their passion for their profession. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Speech Pathologists, students and aides are welcome as members of IAHA – and in the members’ area of the website there is a great array of resource material for those interested in making a difference in Indigenous health.
Key Word Sign Australia
Australian organisation with representatives in all states. Provides information and training in the use of key word sign and gesture to familiaes and professionals who live/work with people who either cannot talk or who are difficult to understand.
Learning Links is a non-profit charity assisting children who have difficulty learning and their families. We raise funds to help children from birth to 18 years by offering a range of services which include the following.
Early Childhood Services for children from birth to six years. Early Childhood intervention and support for very young children. An inclusive preschool for children with and without special needs. An assessment and consultancy service for families who are concerned about their young child’s development and specialist early childhood teaching and therapy.
School Age Services for children from Kindergarten to Year 12 who have low support needs.
Learning Links offers small group classes for children who have difficulty learning to help with reading, writing, spelling & maths. We also offer speech therapy, professional development for teachers and health professionals and group programs.
Family Services helping and supporting families and health professionals. Centre and home-based family counselling. Parenting Programs and groups for families. Case Management Services.
LifeTec Queensland is a leading provider of information and specialist advice on a range of assistive technology.
MND Australia is the national peak body for motor neurone disease (MND) care and research. The MND Australia network comprises of the six state MND Associations, representing all states and territories, and its research arm the MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA). MND Australia members work together to advance, promote and influence local and national efforts to achieve our mission of a world Free from MND.
Helping People Living with Motor Neurone Disease to Live Better for Longer
a new ‘one-stop shop’ website about motor neurone disease for primary, allied, palliative, aged, disability and community care professionals. No matter where a professional works MNDcare provides access to latest evidence based and best practice MND symptom management and support information. The website includes state specific referral pathways to assist in identifying providers and services to meet the identified needs of patients with MND. The aim of the website is to facilitate and promote best practice coordinated, multidisciplinary MND care for all people with a diagnosis of MND in Australia.
NHMRC - National Health and Medical Research Council
This website provides access to NHMRC guidelines, including reports, fact sheets and guideline publications. Relevant publications include 'Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery' (2005) and Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Fact Sheets.
Occupational Therapy Australia
Occupational Therapy Australia is the peak professional body representing the interests of Occupational Therapists across the country, Occupational Therapy Australia strives to ensure that members consistently receive quality, responsive services that add significant value to their careers.
The Association also aims to support, promote and represent the profession of occupational therapy as a key element of the allied health sector in Australia.
Occupational Therapy Australia National comprises all states and territories (Member Associations) and has a membership of some 5000 individual occupational therapists nationally.
The national peak body representing orthoptists across Australia. Orthoptics Australia strives to promote and advance the discipline of orthoptics, support its members, ensuring they receive quality service to further their work and career opportunities and develop and enhance the profession of orthoptics so as to contribute to the excellence in eye health care for patients in public hospitals and ophthalmology practices, and throughout the community. The website contains more information about the profession and activities of the association.
Speech Pathologists' Registration Board of Qld
The Stroke Foundation
This website provides information regarding current best practice in the management of stroke. Follow the links to access information specifically related to speech pathology - 'Communication after Stroke' and 'Concise Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery - Speech Pathology'.
Tracheostomy Review and Management Service - TRAMS
The Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (TRAMS) is a specialist service introduced at Austin Health in 2002. A team of Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and speech pathologists coordinate and direct the care of patients with a tracheostomy tube across three campuses and into the community. The team has improved the quality and safety of care of patients who have a tracheostomy tube. TRAMS has developed an extensive teaching and training program and the model is one which other centres have instituted.
Mentoring Website www.mentorlinklounge.com
Orthoptists are University trained Allied Health Professionals, to learn more about the diversity of this profession and the key areas in which an Orthoptist may work please see the website or contact 03 9521 9844
The PROMPT Institute
The PROMPT Institute, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to investigating and promoting holistic, dynamic, multi-sensory assessment and interventions for individuals with speech production disorders. This website is designed to present an abundance of information to professionals, parents and others interested in the PROMPT philosophy and to let our readers know of innovations, new workshops or courses and ongoing research involving PROMPT.
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) provides a wide range of innovative educational programs for children with hearing and/or vision impairment, including services for children with additional disabilities. Over 970 children are benefiting from RIDBC’s broad range of tailored services. As well, RIDBC provides vision and hearing screening to around 2000 babies and children each year.
Parkinson's Queensland Inc is the lead organisation across the state of Queensland supporting the needs of people affected by Parkinson's disease and related conditions.
Autism SA’s mission is to deliver specialised services and promote community awareness to facilitate an inclusive community that values individuals and families living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Scope is a not-for-profit organisation providing disability services throughout Victoria to thousands of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities.
ABC Parenting Young Adolescents
This site provides information aimed at supporting parents of young adolescents. It includes material about communication, problem solving and decision-making. Many other topics can be found in the Parents section. For professionals, this site provides information about the program, answers to frequently asked questions and contact details for metropolitan and regional parenting.
Baby Friendly Breastfeeding Education Program
The Children, Youth and Women's Health service in partnership with key stakeholders have developed an 8 hour breastfeeding e-learning education program that provides education for hospital, community and health professional staff that links with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI).
Istutter What's next....
Developed by final year LaTrobe speech pathology students, the website can be used to access information about Stuttering.
Gastrostomy Information and Support Service (GISS)
GISS is co-located with the Communication Resource Centre at Scope.
The major aims of the Gastrostomy Information and Support Society are to:
Provide support and information to assist people who have gastrostomies, their families and carers
Promote the development of adequate services and facilities for people with gastrostomies
Distribute written information about gastrostomies and the care of the gastrostomy
GISS offers an intensive half day training package.
National Relay Service
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an Australia-wide phone service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.
It is also available to anyone who wants to call a person with a hearing or speech impairment. The NRS is available to everyone at no additional charge.
- NRS users can make calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Users can contact anyone in the wider telephone network.
- Calls can be made by a TTY, internet relay or ordinary telephone.
- Training is free.
- All calls are relayed through a ‘relay officer’, who is the central link in every call and stays on the line to make sure your calls go smoothly.
- The relay officer can also listen to the response and type it back for you to read.
- The privacy of all parties is respected and all calls are treated confidentially.
For further information visit http://www.relayservice.com.au or contact the NRS Helpdesk on freecall 1800 555 660 or TTY 1800 555 630.
Sibling provide support for children who have a brother or sister with a disability
Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS) Educational Foundation Inc
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