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Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre

Montreal Oral School for the Deaf

The Montreal Fluency Centre

The Montreal Children's Hospital

L'Hôpital Sainte-Justine

Mackay Center School

The Hanen Centre - "A recognized innovator in family-focused early language intervention programs and learning resources for parents and professionals around the world."

A listing of some speech-language pathologists and audiologists in Québec who are certified by CASLPA.

L'Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec - a French-language site

Websites:

Language/Langage

Children/Enfants

Expected preschool speech and language milestones and talking tips (from the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists - CASLPA) (PDF)

How language problems happen, and their impact on a child's development.

Tips for encouraging communication and warning signs for problems in speech or language development in school age children (CASLPA)(PDF)

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development (ASHA)

Pragmatic Language Tips for Parents

Dysphasie: un trouble spécifique de l’apprentissage du langage

Association Québécoise pour les enfants dysphasiques (trouble langage et parole)

Le Retard de Langage

La dysphasie sévère : ce "handicap" du langage

Adults/Adultes

An organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.

Troubles de la communication chez les adultes (PDF)

Association Québécoise des Personnes Aphasiques

Speech/Parole

Apraxia-KidsSM - an online source for information about Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Stuttering/Bégaiement

The Stuttering Foundation of America

Stuttering in children and adults - a fact sheet (CASLPA)

Stuttering - An overview of characteristics and treatment methods (ASHA)

Bégaiement, causes et conseils

Association des jeunes Bègues du Québéc

Bégaiement : Conseils pour les parents

Hearing/Audition

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)-Voice, Speech and Language

Ear Infections and Language Development - Otitis Media and its effect on language development.

A host of information resources for consumers and professionals.

AudiologyNet is an audiology and hearing healthcare informational website for a large populous. It is dedicated to providing website links in audiology for patients, family members, and students.

Fact sheet about hearing health in children and warning signs about hearing loss (CASLPA) (PDF)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication/Communication Améliorée et Alternative

Early Communication: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

"The AAC Institute is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)." "A resource for: People who rely on AAC, their families and friends; Professionals and Educators, Researchers, Developers and Manufacturers; Funding and other Parties."

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Association Internationale pour la Communication Améliorée et Alternative (CAA)
www.isaac-online.org/english/home
www.isaac-fr.org

Special Needs/Besoin Spéciaux

Directory of services from non-profit organization dedicated to special needs children.

Autism/Autisme

Various sections of information on treatments, personal stories, educating children with autism, educational rights, medications, the effects of diet, and other areas.

Articles, resources, support, treatment facilities and more information for families of those living with a pervasive developmental disorder.

The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions.

Down Syndrome/Syndrome de Down

Down Syndrome in children - a fact sheet

By parents of children with Down syndrome who felt a need to create a better environment and bring about understanding and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.

Attention Deficit Disorder/Troubles du déficit de l'attention

Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the speech and language assessment and treatment of ADHD (ASHA)

Non-profit parents-based organization offers advocacy and support for ADD and ADHD children, their families and caregivers.

Traumatic Brain Injury/Traumatisme Crânien

Brain injury center provides information regarding traumatic brain injury

Learning Disabilities/Troubles D’Apprentissage

Association Québécoise pour les troubles d’apprentissage

Dysphagia/Dysphagie

Dysphagia: Definition, causes, treatment

Swallowing Disorders in Children (ASHA)

Swallowing Disorders in Adults (ASHA)

Corpus Médical de la Faculté de Médecine de Grenoble: information sur la dysphagie.

Other Resources/Autres Ressources

Centre d'Excellence Pour le Bien-Etre des Enfants/Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development

Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in UK