RESOURCES & MATERIALS
1.) EARLY INTERVENTION
**TENNESSEE EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM**
The Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) is a program that provides services to children ages birth up to age three who have disabilities or other developmental delays. The website provides family resources, FAQs, information for parents, and more.
**BIRTH INJURY JUSTICE CENTER**
The Birth Injury Justice Center is dedicated to supporting children and families who have been affected by disabilities caused at birth. Erb's palsy leaves a child with nerve damage, tearing, and even paralysis in severe instances. Our organization strives to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance they need to help improve their overall quality of life.
**BIRTH INJURY CENTER**
Birth Injury Center is a free resource for families who have been affected by birth injuries. These injuries could occur before, during, or after delivery. Our services to families include providing educational information, answering any questions they may have, and helping them find the best resources to help them.
Kid Central Tennessee is a state website that provides up to date information about all things kids – including development, support, and so much more.
Pathways provides a comprehensive definition of what pediatric occupational therapy entails. This website provides milestone checklists with the associated age range of skill acquisition in order to keep track of your child's projected milestones. Pathways also provides information on a variety of pediatric topics including sensory, socio-emotional, feeding, executive functioning, and more.
**THE HANEN CENTRE**
The Hanen Centre is a nonprofit charitable organization with a clear social purpose - to enable young children to develop the best possible language and literacy skills. The Hanen Centre provides parents and professionals with articles, resources, and new ideas for how to best promote the development of speech and language skills.
**AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION**
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
**NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS**
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders provides a great resource for learning about and keeping track of your child’s speech and language developmental milestones.
**MOMMY SPEECH THERAPY BLOG**
This blog is written by a practicing SLP who is also a Mom – she shares tips and techniques to help your little ones become “the very best communicators they can be!”
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
**MY AUTISM GUIDE FROM AUTISM SPEAKS**
A resource from Autism Speaks, My Autism Guide provides account holders access to personalized content and information specific to individual age, support needs, and community
Elemy is an innovative, tech-forward provider of in-home and online applied behavior analysis to help children on the autism spectrum meet their unique needs. They have created a free resource guide to support parents who have a child recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This guide will give them a better understanding of what it means for their child, for their family, and how to move forward.
Apraxia Kids is the leading nonprofit that strengthens the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech. Since our inception in 2000, Apraxia Kids has provided support to more than 100,000 families and professionals.
**THE STUTTERING FOUNDATION**
The Stuttering Foundation is another nonprofit charitable organization that provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
**THE NATIONAL STUTTERING ASSOCIATION (NSA)**
The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is the largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY RESOURCES & MATERIALS
1.) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
**THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION**
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in the national professional association
for occupational therapy practitioners and students.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY RESOURCE GUIDE
HUGE thanks to our friend Melodie for finding this resource and sharing it with us! For all things OT check this out!
This blog is written by a mom who is also an occupational therapist. She provides information, tips, and support to those who are caring for children.
**THE SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER FOUNDATION**
The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing research, advocacy, and education to those who are experiencing a sensory processing disorder. This website explains what exactly a sensory processing disorder is, along with some helpful ways to address your child’s sensory processing needs.
**OT AT UT**
Dr. Anne Zachry is a professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She taught the pediatric courses our occupational therapist, Laurel Barnett, took in order to receive her degree in occupational therapy. This blog, written by Dr. Anne Zachry, offers tips and activities to help address your child’s needs. Under her sensory processing heading, she breaks down what exactly sensory processing disorders are and how to address them.
3.) OT AT HOME
**TOOLS TO GROW**
Tools to grow offers free resources and activities to help kids establish fine motor skills, visual motor skills, self-care skills, and more.
Therapy Sources offers free resources to address sensory processing, handwriting, fine and gross motor skills, and self-care skills.
**OT TOOL BOX**
The OT Tool Box offers a parent resource page that provides activities, blog posts, and articles to enhance the understanding of your child’s needs. This site offers potty training tips, meal time tips, fine motor activities, sensory processing red flags, and more.