Beyond NIDCD: News from Other Organizations
CASANA Releases Request for Applications for Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) has issued a Request for Applications from scientists whose focus is clinical research aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of children with apraxia of speech (CAS). Other areas of interest can include methods for early identification, and approaches that include both biophysical and behavioral evidence. CASANA has expanded the program to include consideration of applications from Ph.D. candidates who are investigating CAS for their dissertation. Applications are due August 1, 2013. For more information, visit the CASANA website (PDF; get Adobe Reader).
American Tinnitus Association Offers Sound Mixer to Aid Sleep
The American Tinnitus Association offers a free sound mixer tool to create customized soothing sounds to help you find relief from tinnitus for better sleep. Make your own mix from a palette of more than 30 soothing natural sounds. Make your mix online and save it for future listening, or share it with friends and family. Go to the ATA website to learn more.
The Stuttering Foundation Launches Three New DVDs
The Stuttering Foundation recently announced the release of three new DVDs:
Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence: Closing the Gap
Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D., discusses current debates about the best practices in fluency treatment.
Avoidance Reduction Therapy in a Group Setting
Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, walks clinicians through methods of group therapy while providing the nuts and bolts of Avoidance Reduction Therapy. Demonstrations offer ideas for activities and assignments that can lead to spontaneous, forward-moving communication.
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stuttering
Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, summarizes the current literature about disfluency in autism and provides basic principles to aid in differential diagnosis and treatment planning.
To order the DVDs, visit the Stuttering Foundation website.