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Watch for Signs of Speech or Language Delay

Finding and treating problems early is the best way to help a child with language delays.

Review Date: April 23, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Services - National Domestic Violence Hotline

A deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing woman trying to leave an abusive relationship faces unique barriers. The toll-free TTY number, 1-800-787-3224, can help by linking such individuals to related programs and services for assistance.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Services - National Domestic Violence Hotline

A deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing woman trying to leave an abusive relationship faces unique barriers. The toll-free TTY number, 1-800-787-3224, can help by linking such individuals to related programs and services for assistance.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Domestic Violence Hotline

FAQ's About Stuttering

Find answers to questions about stuttering, also referred to as stammering, a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

Stuttering Foundation of America

Hearing Loss in Children: Treatment and Intervention Services

There are many different options for children with hearing loss and their families. This document describes special education programs, cochlear implants, medical and surgical interventions, assistive devices, and more.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

6 Tips For Speaking With Someone Who Stutters

Stuttering may look like an easy problem that can be solved with some simple advice, but for many adults, it can be a chronic life-long disorder. This site offers some ways that you, the listener, can help.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

Stuttering Foundation of America

Aphasia Community Information

Find support groups, online communities, and resources for people and caregivers affected by aphasia, a language impairment usually acquired as a result of stroke or other brain injury.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

National Aphasia Association

Communication Considerations for Parents of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

This fact sheets offers information and resources for parents with deaf and hard-of-hearing children including: screening, optimizing residual hearing and working with teachers.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing: Tips for Working With Your Doctor

Tips on how to improve communication at the doctor's office if you are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Directory of Organizations Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders

A searchable directory of national organizations that focus on health issues relating to hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. Includes information on patient education, support groups, and referrals to physicians.

Review Date: November 19, 2012

NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Down's Syndrome and Stuttering

This leaflet is designed to help people who have Down’s syndrome, or who care for and work with people who have Down’s syndrome to understand the problem of dysfluency in speech.

Review Date: November 19, 2012

Stuttering Foundation of America

Family Start Guide: Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This guide offers information and support to families and friends new to the diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Learn how to help children with CAS as they grow and develop.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association

Find a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist

ASHA offers two services on this web site to assist you in searching for a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Find an Audiologist

Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. Find an audiologist in your area.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

American Academy of Audiology

Find an Interpreter for the Deaf

Search for an individual interpreter or locate a Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf member.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults - Description of Services- (PDF)

Learn about services offered at the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC), the only national vocational and rehabilitation program exclusively serving youths and adults who are deaf-blind.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults

If You Think Your Child Is Stuttering

If your child has difficulty speaking and tends to hesitate on or repeat certain syllables, words, or phrases, he may have a stuttering problem. This pamphlet will help you understand the difference between stuttering and normal language development.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

Stuttering Foundation of America

Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

This page explains about the importance of follow-up care after the cancer of the larynx and your options for restoring speech after total laryngectomy.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

American Cancer Society

Let’s Talk About Stroke and Aphasia- (PDF)

Read about aphasia and how family and friends can help and support the patient.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Stroke Association

Organization Gateway: Disability Organizations and Resource Centers

Many of NICHCY’s visitors are looking to connect with organizations specializing in a particular disability or topic. Here, you can connect with many national disability organizations and information resource centers.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Groups

Locate a support group or an National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association contact person in your area by state or province.

Review Date: August 15, 2012

National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association

Speech and Language: Developmental Milestones

Written especially for parents, this fact sheet provides information on speech and language milestones and developmental delays.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Stuttering and the Bilingual Child

Find basic information about stuttering in young children who are bilingual or second-language learners, how it may be noticed, and recommendations and suggestions to parents.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

Stuttering Foundation of America

Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents© Streaming Video

This page offers resources and tips for parents of school-age children who stutter.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

Stuttering Foundation of America

Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids (video)

Kids, see what other kids have to say about stuttering.

Review Date: March 04, 2013

Stuttering Foundation of America

Support Groups: National Stuttering Association

This page lists local support group chapters of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) throughout the United States.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Stuttering Association

Therapy Referrals: Find a Speech Pathologist

Find names of speech pathologists and clinics in your state for help in treating stuttering.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

Stuttering Foundation of America