Resource Library

NZSTA Resource Library

The NZSTA Resource Library offers a wide range of resources which Speech-Language Therapists can borrow. These can be posted all over New Zealand. The resources available are as follows:

HEN Publications

Ngaire Harding has generously gifted the materials from her HEN Publications business to NZSTA, to be distributed via The Resource Library.  Due to the age of the publications, these are now free.  A catalogue of the HEN publications available for purchase are at HEN Publications. Some are no longer available, so please email your request to the library if you are interested in specific publications.


All currents members of NZSTA have FREE access to the Resource Library:

  • Non-members of NZSTA: $60
  • Some hireage fees apply together with assessment/scoresheet fees and postage/courier fees.

An indication of courier fees are shown below (GST Inclusive):
Auckland Region (< 25kg) $8.00
North Island (<5kg) $15.50
South Island (<5kg) $30.00

If you wish to request a book from the library please email . The library is available C/- ONZL at Level 1, Building C, 14 – 22 Triton Drive, Albany, Auckland, 0632 and is open from 9am to 5pm.

A Guide for Students with Visual Disabilities 

The new guide also provides a list of online technology and literary resources students with impairments can use on their own to get ahead. Other key elements include:

  •  A breakdown of technologies central to visually impaired learning
  • College success tips for students with visual impairments
  • A detailed look at accommodations colleges are making for fully and partially blind students
  • A print screen option
  • Full JAWS compatibility

Two experts contributed to the development of this guide, including Chris Danielson, Director of Public Relations for the National Federation of the Blind, and Marcus Madsen, Senior Disability Services Advisor at Capella University.

Resources for Downloading

Autism Spectrum Disorder

New resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder for health and education practitioners available at  These resources have been derived from the New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline (NZ ASD Guideline).

Virtual Speech Centre Resources

Virtual Speech Center offers innovative speech therapy apps for schools, private practices, independent speech pathologists and parents.

Websites of Interest

All websites listed here have been identified by members of NZSTA as a useful resource in their day-to-day work. Unless formally stated to the contrary, inclusion of sites on this list does not imply endorsement of views, positions, programmes, or products by NZSTA.

To keep this section up-to-date we need your help, please contact the with the details:

  • if you click on a link below and the page is no longer available.
  • if you know of other sites that you feel may be of interest to Speech-Language Therapists.

The NZSTA is proud to be associated with a wide range of support groups available for individuals with communication and/or swallowing difficulties which you might also find of interest.


Aphasia – Bilingual Aphasia Test (BAT) available for free download and printing from McGill University website – site designed by, and for, people with aphasia. Provides general information about aphasia – A  forum designed for people involved in aphasia groups at any stage of life with aphasia – Aphasia New Zealand Charitable Trust


Audiology – online forum and information about audiology and hearing impairments


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)  – resources and information about AAC – NZ based company supplying AAC equipment and other communication aids – access to symbols/images (originally designed to be used in creation of websites)


Autism – NZ ASD Guideline website with guidance on recognition and referral of ASD.  Includes resources to order and download. – information and resources for SLTs and parents/families of individuals with Autism  – social stories for children with Autism

Dietetics  homepage of the British Dietetics Association, providing information and resources in dietetics



Dystonia – Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterised by inappropriate and  involuntary muscle movements.  It is often misdiagnosed.  The disabling, repetitive and sustained muscle spasms typical of dystonia are thought to be due to malfunction of a particular part of the brain, the basal ganglia.

General Clinical Resources

This list includes sites that provide resources for Speech-Language Therapists. Some sites have materials that can be downloaded, while others incur a charge. Some sites also have general information for parents and families about communication difficulties. – Website of Dr Caroline Bowen – this page contains links to many child speech related worksheets and other resources – free interactive website for clients to practice listening skills including auditory comprehension, attention and also verbal expression and reading skills – Texas School for the Blind home page


Literacy – resources and information for SLTs, teachers, and parents/families – reading skills for adults – WellingtonCounty Learning Centre, Canada – California District Learning Project: Adult Learning Activities


Laryngectomy – Free Resources

The Laryngectomee Guide by I. Brook MD

Self Help for the Laryngectomee by E. Lauder

Handbook for Laryngectomy Patients by the British National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs


Motor Neuron Disease  –


Myasthenia Gravis – information and resources on Myasthenia Gravis


Parkinson’s – presentations from 2010 HOPE Conference on Parkinson’s


Sign Language – NZ sign language dictionary


Speech Therapy



New Zealand Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010 – Stroke Foundation of NZ


Stuttering – free online journal – resources and information for SLTs & families


Teaching – resources for teachers in a wide range of curriculum areas – maths resources for primary school-aged children – resources including printable worksheets – Adult Education tutor support: information and resources


Other Sites – Easy read documents and resources – a NZ website with a range of information and resources – an image gallery providing a wide range of images (some free and some incur a charge). – created with the intention of helping college students with disabilities through connection and integration. – information about breast feeding, including information and tips on feeding