References and Resources
Suggested by Paul Berger
Stroke survivors can use the Internet—I do!
There are many resources, products, references and tools available to help you regain your life and achieve your goals. Click here for reviews of the products and books I use everyday. Click here to learn about screen reader software and the accessibility features of our website. Here are the professional organization websites I visit often.
www.asha.org The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 118,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. On this site are resources to help you understand communication and communication disorders, as well as a professional referral service for access to qualified care. Read about speech and language development patterns, disorders and diseases, swallowing, and locate a speech-language pathologist in your area. Learn how to understand and evaluate your health insurance plan in relation to speech and hearing services. Explore alternative options to get the coverage you need.
www.apta.org The American Physical Therapy Association(APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 63,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.
www.aota.org. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the nationally recognized professional association of approximately 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy. Practitioners work with people experiencing health problems such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, cancer, congenital conditions, developmental problems, and mental illness. Occupational therapy helps people regain, develop, and build skills that are essential for independent functioning, health, and well-being.
http://www.aan.com/public/index.cfm The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides valuable resources for medical specialists worldwide who are committed to improving the care of patients with neurological diseases. The American Academy of Neurology has a special site for the public, providing access to online magazines and other information for patients and families.
www.ndta.org/ Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) is an advanced therapeutic approach practiced by experienced Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech - Language Pathologists.This hands-on approach is used in working with people who have central nervous system insults that create difficulties in controlling movement.
http://www.acrm.org/ The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine serves people with disabling conditions by promoting rehabilitation research and facilitating information dissemination and the transfer of technology.
http://www.atra-online.com/index.cfm American Therapeutic Recreation Association members provide treatment services and recreation services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions. The primary purposes of treatment services which are often referred to as Recreational Therapy, are to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning, and independence, as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability.
http://www.bafound.org/ The Brain Aneurysm Foundation developed from a close relationship between patients and healthcare professionals who identified the need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community.
http://www.rcslt.org/ Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists is the professional body for speech and language therapy in the UK, representing speech and language therapists, support workers and students.
http://www.capcsd.org/ Council of Academic Programs in Communication Science and Disorders (CAPCSD) has evolved into an organization whose vision it is to be the definitive source of leadership, education and advocacy for academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
http://www.bas.org.uk The British Aphasiology Society (BAS) is a national interest group formed to foster the development of the study of aphasia.
http://www.asnr.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1 The rehabilitation and management of patients with chronic neurological disabilities became sufficiently specialized to warrant the establishment of a American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) dedicated to advancing clinical care and basic and clinical research in this growing field.
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Default.aspx MoveForwardPT.com is the official consumer information website of the American Physical Therapy Association.
http://www.eso-stroke.org/ The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is a Paneuropean society of stroke researchers, national and regional stroke societies and lay people organisations founded in December 2007.
http://www.world-stroke.org/The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is the world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke. Today, WSO has more than 2000 individual members and over 60 society members from 85 different countries.
http://www.nbaslh.org/index.html The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing is the premier professional and scientific association addressing the communication interests and concerns of black communication science and disorders professionals, students and consumers.