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Communication Disorders Research Guide: Web Resources

Guide to Communication Disorders research.

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The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) - serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities. See their Parent Center Hub below for available resources.

Note: CPIR houses NICHCY resources that were formerly available from the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities' website.  (NICHCY is an acronym derived from its original name, National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.) Hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as training curriculum on IDEA 2004, are available in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at  Description of the former Center's website is below:

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities -- offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.  (See fact sheets on specific disabilities.)

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) -- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's website provides information about Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders and offers a wealth of resources including clinical guidelines and systematic reviews. (For more EBP resources, see the EBP tab in this guide.)

Handspeak -- this site consists of authentic sign language used by bilingual and monolingual culturally Deaf and codas. The creator is an ASL instructor and native signer, born and raised in culturally Deaf family and community.

Merck Manual (Professional Version) -- Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders -- established in 1988, NIDCD is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- NINDS is one of the Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Here you will find information on disorders, current news, completed clinical trials, and professional resources.

Resources for Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf in the Workplace -- This guide from the team at suggests apps and tools that can assist  the deaf and hearing-impaired with communication.

Speech and Communication Disorders -- an authoritative website produced by MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

The Stuttering Foundation -- provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

The Stuttering Homepage -- this site is dedicated to providing information about stuttering and other fluency disorders for both consumers and professionals who work with people who stutter. It includes information about research, therapy, support organizations, resources for professors who teach fluency disorders courses, materials for kids who stutter, and much more.