Consumer Links & Multimedia

Links to Web Resources

Below is a listing of useful resources available online. If you are seeking information on a particular subject not listed here, please contact NCSHLA offices describing your need.

How the Body Works : The Auditory Pathways
Test for CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder)
A DynaVox Success Story
About Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
Informal Assessment: Assessment by Specialist
Phonological Treatment with Bilingual Individuals
Aphasia and Apraxia
News Story on aphasia
Speech apraxia
Is it Baby Babble or a Sign of Speech Problems?
Cochlear Implant Explained
Cochlear implant success story
Pediatric Audiology Primer
Audiology Birth Defects
Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain Injury Speech-Language Pathologists
National Stuttering Association http://www.westutter.org
Stutterng

AARP

Agnosia

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/aphasia/aphasia.htm

Alzheimers

Alzheimer's Association http://www.alz.org/index.asp
Alzheimer's Association: Eastern NC Chapter http://www.alznc.org/
Alzheimer's Associatin: Western NC Chapter http://www.alz.org/northcarolina/
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/alzheimersdisease/alzheimersdi...

Aphasia

The National Aphasia Association http://www.aphasia.org/
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/aphasia/aphasia.htm

Apraxia

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/apraxia/apraxia.htm
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communcation Disorders http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/apraxia.htm

ASHA

ASHA - Public Information http://www.asha.org/public/
ASHA - Legislative & Advocacy http://www.asha.org/about/Legislation-Advocacy/

Autism

Center for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.htm

Caregiver

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization http://www.nhpco.org/templates/1/homepage.cfm
National Family Caregiver Association http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/
Well Spouse Association http://www.wellspouse.org/

Creutzfeldt-Jakob

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cjd/detail_cjd.htm
"Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, Inc." http://www.cjdfoundation.org/

Dementia

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dementias/dementia.htm

Down syndrome

The National Down Syndrome Society http://www1.ndss.org/

Dysarthria

Frontotemporal Dementia

Huntington's disease

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/huntington/huntington.htm
Hereditary Disease Foundation http://www.hdfoundation.org/home.php
Huntington's Disease Society for America http://www.hdsa.org/
"Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc." http://www.lbda.org/

Insurance

Cigna Health Care http://www.cigna.com/
United Health Care http://www.uhc.com/
Fidelis

Lewy Body Dementia

"Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc." http://www.lewybodydementia.org/200507JKeiserLBDgeneral.php

Motor Movement

NC Legislature

North Carolina General Assembly http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/

Occupational Therapy

North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy http://www.ncbot.org/

Parkinson's disease

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease/parkinsons_...
American Parkinson Disease Association http://www.apdaparkinson.org/userND/index.asp
The Parkinson's Alliance http://www.parkinsonalliance.org/
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research http://www.michaeljfox.org/
Parkinson Action Network http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation http://www.pdf.org/
"The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, Inc." http://www.dystonia-parkinsons.org/

Physical Therapy

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners http://www.ncptboard2.org/

Pick's disease

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/picks/picks.htm
The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias http://www.ftd-picks.org/

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/psp/psp.htm
Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy http://www.curepsp.org/

Rehabilitation

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/poststrokerehab.htm

SLP/Audiology

North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology http://www.ncboeslpa.org/

State

North Carolina State Health Plan http://statehealthplan.state.nc.us/
North Carolina Department of Insurance http://www.ncdoi.com/
North Carolina Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program http://www.ncdoi.com/Consumer/SHIIP/SHIIP.asp
North Carolina Managed Care Patient Assistance Program http://nchealthconsumer.org/
North Carolina Health Info http://www.nchealthinfo.org/
North Carolina Department of Labor http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/index.htm
North Carolina Departmet of Health & Human Services http://www.ncdhhs.gov/
NCDHHS- Division of Children & Youth http://www.ncdhhs.gov/childrenandyouth/index.htm
NCDHHS- Division of Aging & Adult Servcies http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/

Traumatic Brain Injury

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/research/tbi/
Center for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi/TBI.htm
ACLS Stroke Information and Resource Guide https://www.acls.net/stroke-information-and-resources.htm

Vascular Dementia

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/find_people/groups/stroke_prg/topic12.ht...

Consumer Multimedia Information

Below are links to a number of videos and podcasts that can help consumers learn about common issues with speech, language and hearing.

How the Body Works : The Auditory Pathways

This is a short description of the video.

A DynaVox Success Story

"Sara Pyszka has sung the national anthem at two major league baseball games, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the 2004 Republican National Convention, and performed a number of original compositions in front of live audinces. Sara also lives with the effects of cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or talk. She, a college sophmore, uses her DynaVox Vmax to speak her mind, compose and sing her original works, and live her life as a typical college student."

Informal Assessment: Assessment by Specialist

"At a Lindamood-Bell Center in Denver, a seven-year-old receives one-on-one assessment and guidance. For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle"

Phonological Treatment with Bilingual Individuals

Dr. Leah Fabiano will discuss Phonological Treatment with Bilingual Individuals

Is it Baby Babble or a Sign of Speech Problems?

"Every proud parent hangs on every word their baby says. What if those first few words are hard to come by or understand? It might just be a normal phase, or it could be a sign of a growing problem called childhood apraxia of speech. "

Cochlear Implant Explained

Description of how a Cochlear Implant works