UPDATED: Dyspraxia resources
We offer the following links to information and organisations for reference. You will find a wealth of useful information on these sites.
In the UK, parents or carers with concerns about their child's speech and language development should first contact their GP for a referral to a local speech and language unit or therapist.
Based in the USA, The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit publicly funded charity whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech.
Afasic is a UK charity that helps children and young people with speech, language and communication impairments, their families and the professionals working with them.
Afasic is a recognised training provider and offers a range of services and information that include a helpline, publications, support groups, online message boards and membership.
The Dyspraxia Foundation supports individuals and families affected by dyspraxia, as a coordination disorder and speech and language disorder, and promotes better diagnostic and treatment facilities for those who have dyspraxia, helps professionals in health and education to assist those with dyspraxia and promotes awareness and understanding of dyspraxia.
Group name: Phonologicaltherapy
Phonological Therapy is a professional discussion group on child speech development and disorders. This friendly, international listserv is for clinicians, students, researchers and university teachers. Most are SLPs/SLTs and Linguists.
Members explore theoretical and research issues related to Phonological Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), and other child speech disorders, and their clinical management. While consumers are welcome to join, the group is for professional discussion not consumer / parent advice and support.
To submit a site for inclusion, please email email@example.com
Find a Speech Therapist
The following provide web searches for speech and language therapists.
Training and education
UCL CLaSS Unit – Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in the field of communication difficulties and speech sciences. See also NDP3 training courses.
UCL Language & Speech Science Library - resources for speech and language therapy, arranged thematically.
UK Paediatric Speech & Language
I CAN – “to ensure that no child is left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.”
Talking Point – information, advice and support for parents and children with speech and language difficulties.
Communications Forum – brings together organisations concerned with language and communication needs.
Speech Teach UK – speech therapy resources for parents and professionals supporting children with speech and learning difficulties.
Speech Therapy Research Unit – aims to increase understanding of the nature of speech language and communication disorders.
NAPLIC – promotes and increase awareness of speech, language and communication needs.
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – responsible for training and examination of paediatricians; research; policy generation.
Speech & Language Therapy in Practice – quarterly magazine for speech and language therapists and students.
Bulletin – the official magazine of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.