David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Communication Disorders Resources

William Paterson University's Communication Disorders Department

The program in Communication Disorders prepares students to pursue certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Both the graduate program and the Speech and Hearing Clinic are accredited in speech-language pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Provisions are also made to qualify students for New Jersey certification as a speech language specialist as well as for New Jersey State licensure. Thus, graduates of the program are qualified to work as speech-language pathologists in schools, medical settings and private practice.

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Tools for Research about Communication Disorders

Finding Articles in Databases and Indexes

Periodical literature in communication disorders - including research articles in academic and scholarly journals - can be found in a number of different databases. Among the most important are:

Academic Search Complete
Articles, including many full-text, in magazines and journals. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health)
CINAHL provides comprehensive coverage of the nursing and allied health journal literature. Practically all journals in these two fields that are published in English are included. Journals in the related subjects of consumer health, biomedicine, and health sciences librarianship are indexed selectively. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
ComDisDome (Communication Sciences and Disorders Dome)
Online portal to communication disorders information resources includes a bibliographic database with citations and abstracts for books, articles from over 200 key journals, and dissertations; directories to authors, institutions, and professional associations; a conference calendar; a dictionary of speech-language pathology and audiology terms; and a database of web sites useful for research. Includes powerful browsing, searching and save/exporting features. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Abstracts of articles and documents primarily in the education literature but also some related areas such as education psychology and communication. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
Provides citations and non-evaluative abstracts from roughly 2,000 serials published around the world. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Medline Plus: Speech and Communication Disorders
Portal to a variety of health-related information in the area of speech and communication disorders. The page includes a link to run an automated search of the Medline database for recent medical research literature on communication disorders.
Access to over 1,200 full-text journals with an emphasis on titles in the sciences. The database also provides citations and abstracts for an additional 600 journals and access to Medline. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Proquest Complete
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary database indexing over 14,000 publications, the majority of them available in full text. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences, and more. The publications include over 6,500 scholarly journals, over 3,600 trade publications, over 2,000 magazines and newspapers, and over 800 industry reports, plus dissertations and theses, company annual reports, and videos. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.

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Bibliographies and Guides to the Literature

Exploring Communication Disorders: A 21st Century Introduction Through Literature and Media / Dennis C. Tanner. - Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2003. - xvi, 352 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-345) and index.
SECOND LEVEL - Call Number: RC423.T264 2003
Human Communication Disorders / George H. Shames, Noma B. Anderson [editors]. 6th ed. - Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2002. - vii, 663 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
SECOND LEVEL - Call Number: RC423.H847 2002
Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders / [edited] by Rhea Paul, with invited contributors. - Baltimore, Md.: Brookes, 2002. - xi, 367 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
SECOND LEVEL - Call Number: RC423.I545 2002
Reference Manual for Communicative Sciences and Disorders: Speech and Language / Raymond D. Kent. - Austin, Tex. : Pro-ed, c1994. - xv, 393 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. - Includes bibliographical references.

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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Comprehensive Dictionary of Audiology Illustrated / Brad A. Stach. - Baltimore, Md.: Williams & Wilkins, 1997. - xvii, 291 p. : ill.
REFERENCE COLLECTION - Call Number: RF291.S78 1997
Dictionary of Communication Disorders / David W.H. Morris. 3rd ed. - San Diego, Calif.: Singular Pub. Group, 1997. - vii, 257 p. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-257).
REFERENCE COLLECTION - Call Number: RC423.M597 1997
Terminology of Communication Disorders: Speech-Language-Hearing / Lucille Nicolosi, Elizabeth Harryman, Janet Kresheck. - 4th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1996. - xx, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
REFERENCE COLLECTION - Call Number: RC423 .N52 1996

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Patient Support Groups

Aphasia Hope Foundation
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association
Cleft Palate Foundation
International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Wide Smiles: The Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Deformities Resources Site

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Professional Associations and Scholarly Organizations

Academy of Aphasia
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
Acoustical Society of America
American Academy of Audiology
American Auditory Society
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Dysphagia Research Society
Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
International Stuttering Association
National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders
National Stuttering Association
New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association
New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association
Stuttering Foundation of America

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Student Associations and Organizations

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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Discussion Forums and Listservs

Discussion Forums and E-Publications Relevant to Communcation Disorders and Sciences
Useful directory of discussion lists maintained by Judith Maginnis Kuster at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

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Subject Area Internet Resources

General Communication Disorders Information

Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences
A vast collection of resources on a variety of different communication disorders.

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Hearing Impairments/Deafness

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
NIDCD is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.
Deafness & Hard of Hearing Information from About.com
A collection of resources about hearing impairments and sign language.
Deafness Research Foundation
The Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) is America's only voluntary health organization committed to curing and preventing all forms of hearing loss and making life long hearing health a national priority.

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Speech Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 99,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Its web site includes a wide range of information resources about the organization and the profession.
Speech Pathology Resources
A collection of speech pathology resources from the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa.

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Brock University Stuttering Research Lab
The Stuttering Research Laboratory at Brock University is dedicated to the study of stuttering from a neuropsychological perspective.
Hollins Communication Research Institute
A non-profit center dedicated to the analysis and treatment of stuttering.
NIDCD Information on Stuttering
A collection of information on stuttering from the National Insitute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the NIH.
What is Stuttering from ASHA
A detailed description of stuttering and its causes from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Created by Tina M. Doody, Cheng Library Intern
J. Bambrick - Library Liaison to the Communication Disorders Department
Updated: 10/15/10