The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 145,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is a nonprofit publicly funded charity, whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so each child has their best opportunity to develop speech.
ASHA provides a thorough overview of what feeding and swallowing disorders in children consist of, signs and symptoms, as well as potential treatment options.
The NSA provides support, friendship, and information for the stuttering community. NSA also works to increase public awareness of stuttering and referral organization for speech therapy sources.
Mommy Speech Therapy, developed by speech language pathologist Heidi Hanks, provides fun resources, tips and tools for parents with speech language development questions. She is also the author of the Articulation Station, an interactive iPad application that helps parents and speech language pathologists target articulation disorders.
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.
ISA’s main objective is to improve the conditions for children, adolescents and adults who stutter and parents of children who stutter by sharing concepts and information about self-help and therapy methods.
Speech Delay provides ideas to stimulate language development and a forum to communicate with speech-language pathologists or other families.
ABA Chicago, Inc. is a quality resource to families and professionals that are touched by autism. Their therapists are available in Illinois and Northwest Indiana to provide intensive in-home services.
Autism Speaks is the largest autism and science advocacy organization. They are dedicated to funding resources into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Chicago Hearing Society’s mission is to empower deaf and hard of hearing to communicate with each other.
The Dysphagia Research Society is a charitable, educational, and scientific organization that promotes researching swallowing disorders.
The Dyspraxia Foundation USA is committed to providing research and information to those affected by Dyspraxia and is dedicated to building awareness and acceptance.
For children under 3 that have a developmental delay, or are at a high risk and high probability of developing developmental delay, Early Intervention Services Act in Illinois can help provide services to meet family needs.
FRCD, an organization developed by parents, professionals, and volunteers, is dedicated to improve services for all children with disabilities.
JTC is the leading diagnostic and education center for young children with hearing loss. They are the largest private provider of services to families with young children overcoming hearing loss in the world.
Kid’s Language Resources is designed by a speech pathologist and offers interactive language and speech resources for children who are diagnosed with language disorders (ages 0-6).
Oral Deaf Education enables children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing to listen and talk.
Parenting Science is dedicated to families who want information based on scientific evidence and interested in parenting and child development.
Speaking of Speech provides speech language pathologists, teachers and parents with fun interactive tools to help speech language development.
Speech Language Therapy.com provides evidence-based information and resources about communication disorders to consumers, speech-language pathologists and students and reflects the research of Caroline Bowen, PhD speech-language pathologist.
STIR collects information on human communication and speech therapy, including speech, language, voice, stuttering and anatomy.
The SPD Foundation is a leader in sensory processing research, education and advocacy, and offers services and programs for professionals and parents that help educate on sensory challenges children face.
Super Duper Publications develops fun learning materials for kids with special needs for parents, educators and speech-language pathologists.