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.

Membership

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 admin@speechtherapy.org.nz . 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 www.nzgg.org.nz/asd.  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 admin@speechtherapy.org.nz 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

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

 

Audiology

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)

 

Autism

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

 

Dietetics

www.bda.uk.com  homepage of the British Dietetics Association, providing information and resources in dietetics

 

Dystonia

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.uptodate.com

www.speakingofspeech.com

www.do2learn.com

www.linguisystems.com

www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/sptherapy.html

www.ican.org.uk

www.superduperinc.com/Handouts/Handout.aspx

www.tsbvi.edu – Texas School for the Blind home page

 

Literacy

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

 

Myasthenia Gravis

www.myasthenia.org – information and resources on Myasthenia Gravis

 

Parkinson’s

www.nwpf.org/Events/Presentations.aspx – presentations from 2010 HOPE Conference on Parkinson’s

 

Sign Language

homepages.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/~pondy/projects/signlang.shtml – NZ sign language dictionary

 

Speech Therapy

http://www.speechtherapy.com/

 

Stroke

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

www.stroke.org.uk/

 

Stuttering

www.journalofstuttering.com – free online journal

www.powerstuttering.com – resources and information for SLTs & families

 

Teaching

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

 

Other Sites

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