Throughout undergrad and graduate school I was always finding new ways to be resourceful, whether it was emailing a company with questions related to a topic of interest, finding websites, visiting the library, or requesting free pamphlets of information to be sent in the mail. There are many ways to find useful resources to answer questions or to just add to your resource box. I have a variety of resources that include the following:
~Websites that I have compiled in a file
~Email addresses of professionals in the field of speech language pathology that have
~Phone numbers of companies that have sent me free information pamphets in the past
if I was doing research on a particular topic.
~Colleagues and professors that I keep in touch with via email
And the list goes on...Some of the pamphlets, catalogs, powerpoint presentations, or resources that I have received from different companies include the following:
There are many other resources, but this is a few of the resources that I have used to access more information about a topic whether I was working on a project, paper, or any other educational assignment. Do not be afraid to ask professionals, send emails, or call companies to ask for information, the worse they can say is "no."
Below are some computer-based instruments that can be used to assist in the evaluation or diagnosis process for some disorders. This should not be the only tool used in the diagnostic process, but it can assist with the process. Some of the instruments below offer a free trial and some just provide demos/product reviews online.
LingWAVES Voice Protocol by WEVOSYS: This is used for Standard Voice Assessment and assessment battery for research into intensive voice treatment. Special Thanks to Carol Bishop for sharing this resource.
You Tube Video to Showcase the Assessment Battery:
Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts (SALT) http://www.languageanalysislab.com/
Try SALT demo here http://www.saltsoftware.com/salt/downloads/
Computerized Articulation and Phonology Evaluation System (CAPES)
Let me know any other computerized diagnostic tools.
Tracheostomy Care and Information
This information is very good for clients who have tracheostomy tubes. It provides information on the different parts, procedures for cleaning the inner cannula, and other good information. The article also provides various tips and techniques that are beneficial for both the client and the clinician.
Voice Academy Information
This article is beneficial to clients and clinicians in order to provide information regarding voice statistics, strategies to help vocal health, diseases affecting the voice, medications that could affect the voice and other information.
Let me know any other resources for Voice/Velopharyngeal Insufficiency.
FREELY-AVAILABLE ONLINE ASSESSMENT MATERIALS FOR STUTTERING 2016 by Judy Maginnis Kuster:https://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/handout/ccdx2016.pdf
Let me know what activities you incorporate in your lesson plans for Fluency/Stuttering.