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Below are some helpful Speech Language Pathology resources selected by College of Dupage Library's Health Science Librarian. The College of DuPage and the C.O.D. Library do not create or control any of these resources, and they will not be held responsible for misuse of information or any adverse effects of recommendations stated in these resources.
Access information in the broad field of Acoustics
- 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 the Speech professional. Includes information on recent research in the field, career, clinical and consumer information and much more
- Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide
Print and electronic anatomy & physiology resources organized by C.O.D.'s Natural Sciences Librarian
- Caroline Bowen's Speech-Language (SLP) "Start Page"
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
- Hardin MD : Speech Pathology / Speech Therapy / SLP
Links to small, medium and large SPL directory sites as well as sites containing SPL-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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Speech Language Pathology / Speech Therapy Resources
Speech Language Pathology / Therapy - Sandy & Liz Herring have compiled this list of resources intended for SLP's as well as parents and their families
Health Science Courses often require APA citation style but you may be asked to use MLA style (clarify with your instructors what style is required for each research project).
C.O.D. Library's Citing Sources Page contains APA and MLA examples for print and electronic resources as well as additional citation sites, parenthetical (in-text) citation information, and access to the NoodleBIB Bibliography Composer