Speech and Language Development
This article published by the AAP provides and overview of normal speech and language development
This article reviews the stages of early language development and language-based learning abilities and also discusses when to refer a child for speech/language and psychoeducational testing.
This investigation looked at the association of developmental speech and language delays and associated motor problems.
This parent handout from the NICHY provides information on speech and language delays and disorders and also provides tips for teachers and parents.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
Information about APD, also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) including ways to detect APD, causes, diagnosis, common problem, and ways to help children with APD.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders explanation and information about APD in children.
This article from the Stuttering Foundation of America identifies the importance of early intervention and pediatrician involvement in children who stutter.
This checklist from the Stuttering Foundation of America outlines referral guidelines for pediatricians.
National Stuttering Associations Local Chapters:
Internet Resources and Websites
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association- www.asha.org
Arizona Speech, Language and Hearing Association: www.arsha.org
The National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders: www.nidcd.nih.gov
The National Stuttering Association: www.nsastutter.org
The Stuttering Foundation of America- www.stutteringhelp.org
Apraxia-Kids Support Network of Arizona- www.apraxia-kids.org