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Parent Resources

Welcome to the parent resources page. We hope you find these links to be helpful.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association -

ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 115,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Their mission is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities".

Parent Companion Birth to Give Years -

Parent Companion First Five Years website is a guide for Texas Parents and caregivers of children diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.

Texas Project FIRST -

Texas Project FIRST (Families, Information, Resources, Support and Training) is a website created by parents for parents of students receiving special education services. This website is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association -

In the state of Texas, there are approximately 8,000 speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The mission of our association is to empower speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the spirit of partnership with consumers and families. TSHA is committed to achieving excellence in education, professional development, and leadership through the application of the human and financial resources of the association.

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The Legal Framework -

The Legal Framework is a template in an electronic format that summarizes Texas state and federal requirements for special education by topic.

NIDCD Health Information: Voice, Speech and Language -

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders "provides health information about human communication and disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. Fact sheets, brochures, reports, directories, database searches, and other resources are available for the public and health professionals. Publications are available online and through online ordering.

In addition, NIDCD established a national resource center, the NIDCD Information Clearinghouse, to help health professionals, patients, people in industry, and the public locate health information about human communication disorders."

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