Parent Resources

The Clinic’s therapists have created Pinterest boards where they frequently pin therapy resources and speech-language related activities. By pinning these useful ideas it gives parents creative tools they can use to work with their children at home. Click here to check out our pins.

Identify the Signs
Identify the Signs is a campaign by ASHA that aims to educate the public about the warning signs of communication disorders. Speech, language, and hearing disorders are treatable and early detection is a major contributor to speedier recoveries, shortened treatment periods, and reduced costs for individuals and society.

Autism Society of America
ASA is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact.

First Words Project
A Model Early Identification and Intervention Project (Includes a checklist of developmental milestones.)

The Hanen Centre
The Hanen Centre acknowledges the importance of early intervention and involving parents. They have developed a number of programs to help parents and those who care for and work with young children with language delays learn to foster the communication and social skills of these children to give them the greatest chance of reaching their potential.

This program is a comprehensive child identification and protection tool designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever increasing problem of missing children. This program is provided free of charge to every family who wishes to participate.

Parents as Teachers
PAT is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age five. The program is designed to enhance child development and school achievement through parent education accessible to all families.

Ages and Stages Summary – Development
Developmental milestones in children from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Missouri First Steps
First Steps is Missouri’s Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. The program is designed to meet the needs of families related to enhancing their child’s development, learning, and participation in family and community life.

M-CHAT screening
Do you know the signs? Use the M-CHAT screening to see if there are early signs of autism.

Speech and Language Associations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association
National Stuttering Association
Stuttering Foundation of America

Other Resources

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of St. Louis
Maryville University
Supreme Council Scottish Rite