CD 4399 (Ms. Howell): Clinical Procedures/Professional Practices in Communication Disorders

Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make research for your assignments easier.

Reference Sources

Current Pediatric Diagnosis & Treatment
RJ 50 .K45 2005 Ref.(Reference)
Find brief information by searching "language" in index. Includes charts: Normal Speech and Language Development; Early Language Milestone Scale-2 (ELM Scale-2).
Encyclopedia of Psychology
BJ 31 .E52 2000 (Reference)
Has excellent article and bibliography for "Play Therapy".
Encyclopedia of Special Education
LC 4007 .E53 2000 (Reference)
Three volumes. Articles include: Language Assessment, Language Delays, and Play Therapy.
MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
RC 423 .M56 2004 (Reference)
One volume. Consists of four sections: Voice, Speech, Language, and Hearing.
Special Educators Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests
LC 4019 .P53 1998 (Reference)
Has 10 tests reviewed in section on Speech and Language Assessment, including Test of Language Development-Primary 2 (TOLD-P:2) and Test of Language Development-Intermediate 2 (TOLD-I-2). Does not have actual tests.



Cornette Library's online catalog
Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
  • a keyword search for your subject, such as communication disorders intervention.
  • the general LC subject heading communicative disorders.
  • the LC subject heading for a specific place such as communicative disorders in children United States.

To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.

Additional Subject Searches
  • articulation disorders in children
  • children with disabilities language
  • communicative disorders in children
  • communicative disorders in infants
  • deaf children language
  • language acquisition
  • language disorders in children
  • speech disorders in children
  • speech therapy for children
Additional Keyword Searches
  • assess?
  • evaluat?
  • language develop?
  • intervention
  • treatment
  • Online catalog for libraries around the world.
  • Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
  • Excellent source for locating items not in Cornette Library's collection.
  • Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least three weeks for books to arrive.


Journal and Magazine Articles

Provide current information

How to Access Databases

Which database?

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health. Citation-only database, but many links to full text. Has option for "Evidence Based Practice" articles. Has alternate option for "Research Article".
An excellent source. Some journal articles may overlap results from Academic Search Premier. A citation-only database, although it has numerous links to full-text articles.

Other databases

Academic Search Complete
Covers many disciplines, but good source for speech therapy journal articles. Substantial full-text.
Dissertations and Theses - Full Text
Not "journal articles". Dissertations and theses can range from 100 to 400 pages, so excellent sources of in-depth information.
Educational Resources Information Center. Can find journal articles and documents about school-age children. Some overlap with Academic Search Premier.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Articles from nursing, medicine, and allied health sources for professionals and consumers. Most available in HTML full text. Has a good online encyclopedia.
Medline (EBSCO)
International coverage of all aspects of medical information. Citations and full-text of articles received by the National LIbrary of Medicine. Much more full text through EBSCO than the free PUBMED version..
Allows you to search six databases at one time. Cannot limit to full text or scholarly articles. Cannot search phrases. Click on Custom Search tab. Under Choose Databases, select Databases by Category. Under Category, select Communications. Highlight the subcategory Communication Disorders. Type in search words, such as language development. After searching, try the View results by databases to see the most hits. Click on SFX to see if full text is available. (Tip: do not use browser's back arrow!)
ScienceDirect Journals
Any articles will be scholarly and full-text. Useful for information on specific communication disorders.

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Web Sites

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The professional, scientific, credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Topic index has link to Speech and Language Development.


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