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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
www.mcgill.ca/linguistics/research/bat/ – Bilingual Aphasia Test (BAT) available for free download and printing from McGill University website
www.aphasiahelp.org – site designed by, and for, people with aphasia. Provides general information about aphasia
http://www.aphasia.community/ – A forum designed for people involved in aphasia groups at any stage of life with aphasia
www.audiologyonline.com – online forum and information about audiology and hearing impairments
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
www.actwmids.nhs.uk/AAC – resources and information about AAC
www.spectronics.co.nz – NZ based company supplying AAC equipment and other communication aids
www.widgit.com/symbols/web/index.htm – access to symbols/images (originally designed to be used in creation of websites)
www.asdguideline.com/home – NZ ASD Guideline website with guidance on recognition and referral of ASD. Includes resources to order and download.
www.autismresearchcentre.com – information and resources for SLTs and parents/families of individuals with Autism
www.polyxo.com/socialstories – social stories for children with Autism
www.bda.uk.com homepage of the British Dietetics Association, providing information and resources in dietetics
http://www.dystonia.org.nz/ – 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.
www.speech-language-therapy.com/freebies.htm – Website of Dr Caroline Bowen – this page contains links to many child speech related worksheets and other resources
www.esl-lab.com/ – free interactive website for clients to practice listening skills including auditory comprehension, attention and also verbal expression and reading skills
www.tsbvi.edu – Texas School for the Blind home page
www.starfall.com – resources and information for SLTs, teachers, and parents/families
www.marshalladulteducation.org – reading skills for adults
thewclc.ca/edge – WellingtonCounty Learning Centre, Canada
www.cdlponline.org – 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
www.myasthenia.org – information and resources on Myasthenia Gravis
www.nwpf.org/Events/Presentations.aspx – presentations from 2010 HOPE Conference on Parkinson’s
homepages.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/~pondy/projects/signlang.shtml – NZ sign language dictionary
New Zealand Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010 – Stroke Foundation of NZ
www.journalofstuttering.com – free online journal
www.powerstuttering.com – resources and information for SLTs & families
www.teachingideas.co.uk – resources for teachers in a wide range of curriculum areas
www.rainforestmaths.com – maths resources for primary school-aged children
www.theteacherscorner.net – resources including printable worksheets
www.eastsideliteracy.org/tutorsupport – Adult Education tutor support: information and resources
www.peoplefirst.org.nz/news-and-resources/easy-read-resources/ – Easy read documents and resources
www.icommunicatetherapy.com – a NZ website with a range of information and resources
www.inmagine.com – an image gallery providing a wide range of images (some free and some incur a charge).
weconnectnow.wordpress.com – created with the intention of helping college students with disabilities through connection and integration.
www.breastfeedingonline.com – information about breast feeding, including information and tips on feeding