To learn more about the profession of speech-language pathology, check out these organizations in your community:
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital - a provider of the most complete care to help the patient with the best recovery possible. Inpatient, outpatient, home healthcare and skilled nursing. Brooks is one of Florida's only state-designated treatment facilities for brain and spinal cord injuries for children and adults. They are also one of only two inpatient rehabilitation centers in Florida that treats infants and young children. Their programmatic approach to care is organized around six Centers of Excellence. The intensive specialization of our caregivers in each of these areas means that they are able to give our patients access to the latest treatments with the best outcomes.
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Click here for more information about Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.
Nemours Children’s Clinic:
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Wolfson Children’s Hospital:
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St. Vincent’s HealthCare:
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Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center:
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Coastal Therapy and Learning Center:
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Duval County Public Schools - the 22nd largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest school district in Florida. Committed to providing high quality educational opportunities so students succeed in a global economy and a diverse world.
Duval County Public Schools:
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School District of Clay County:
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Associations and Societies
The American Speech Language and Hearing Association. See with interest the excerpt from www.asha.org about the growth of the speech-language pathology field!
• The speech language pathology (SLP) profession is expected to grow faster than average through the year 2014. Members of the baby boom generation are now in middle age and beyond, when the possibility of neurological disorders and associated speech, language, swallowing, and hearing impairments increases.
• Medical advances are improving the survival rate of premature infants and trauma and stroke victims, who then need assessment and possible treatment. Many states now require newborns to be screened for hearing loss and receive early intervention services.
• Employment in educational services will increase along with growth in elementary and secondary school enrollments, including special education. Federal law guarantees special education and related services to all eligible children with disabilities. Greater awareness of the importance of early identification and diagnosis of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders will also increase employment.
• The number of SLPs in private practice will rise due to the increasing use of contract services by hospitals, schools, and nursing care facilities. In addition to the need for SLPs to fill jobs resulting from employment growth, new SLPs will be needed to replace those who leave the occupation.
Click here for more information about the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Dysphagia Research Society
Click here for more information about the Dysphagia Research Society.
Peer-reviewed Journals in the field of speech language pathology
Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research:
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Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development:
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Journal of Voice:
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American Medical Journal of Speech Language Pathology:
Click here to learn more about the American Medical Journal of Speech Language Pathology.
This is a database of private and community foundations in the US based on their annual giving.
You can search for foundations by geographic location, areas of interest, types of support etc. It is very useful for narrowing down foundations that may be a match for your proposed project.
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National Parkinson’s Foundation
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Multiple Sclerosis Society
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National Institutes of Health (Grants.gov):
Click here to visit Grants.gov, the website of the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD):
Click here to visit the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
Department of Defense:
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National Science Foundation:
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Michael J Fox Foundation:
Click here to visit the Michael J Fox Foundation.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation:
Click here to visit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Tuition Support Programs for Exceptional Student Educators:
American Speech-Language –Hearing Foundation: