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Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH)

Director: Patrick Brookhouser, M.D.
Public Information Contact: Mary Pat Moeller, Ph.D.
Address: 555 North 30th Street
Voice: (402) 498-6511
Voice: (402) 452-5068
TTY: (402) 498-6543
Fax: (402) 452-5027
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) is internationally recognized for clinical service and research into the treatment of childhood deafness and communication disorders. Research is conducted in 20 state-of-the-art laboratories and represents three broad areas: neurobiological studies of hearing; hereditary communication disorders; and clinical, educational, and behavioral studies of human communication.

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)

President: Mary Sturm, M.D.
Public Information Contact: Kathy Hennessy
Address: 416 Lincoln Avenue
Voice: (412) 343-7102
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity representing the needs of children with apraxia and their families. CASANA’s goal is to provide credible, reliable, and comprehensive information on apraxia of speech in children. Guided by a professional advisory board of experts in childhood apraxia of speech, CASANA offers information and resources based on the current prevailing professional literature and expert opinion. CASANA raises awareness and provides online services, educational training, workshops for professionals and parents, and research support. Educational DVDs are available on topics that include an introduction to childhood apraxia of speech, treatment strategies, and ways to help children with apraxia practice speaking at home and in the community.

Publications:
Apraxia-KIDS Newsletter
Frequency: published bimonthly
Type: other

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Center for Hearing and Communication

Executive Director: Laurie Hanin, Ph.D.
Director, Audiology Services: Ellen Lafargue
Director, Communication Services: Lois Kam Heymann
Address: 50 Broadway
Voice: (917) 305-7700
TTY: (917) 305-7999
Fax: (917) 305-7888
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The nonprofit Center for Hearing and Communication works to improve the quality of life for people with all degrees of hearing loss and to offer comprehensive services regardless of age or mode of communication. State-of-the-art services include hearing assessment, hearing aid fitting and dispensing, speech-language and auditory evaluation and therapy, otology, cochlear implant evaluation and training, assistive listening devices and FM system counseling, tinnitus and hyperacusis therapy, and evaluation/treatment of children with auditory processing disorder (APD) and other listening challenges. Holds quarterly cochlear implant support group, weekly group assistive device demonstrations, and other meetings. Print and online publications are available.

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