by Judith Maginnis Kuster
Careers end but the important contributions of what have been enriching professional careers sometimes continue through gifts of information freely shared on the Internet. The purpose of this column is to highlight a few of these gifts from professionals (there are many more, and another column could highlight similar gifts from consumers), not only because they continue to be professionally relevant, but also with the hope of encouraging others to find ways to continue freely sharing their expertise with future generations of speech-language pathologists
Some professionals put extensive clinical and teaching materials online
Some professionals share their out-of-print books online and audios
- Ron Netsell's "Archives for Human Communication" (http://ronnetsell.net/index.html) has many treasures including Teaching Modules that Netsell, an emertius professor from Missouri State University, developed or collected since 1965. He freely shares information for teaching about and treating several issues seen in clients with neurologically-based communication disorders.
- Cherry Carl's "Carl's Corner" (http://www.carlscorner.us.com/) was developed by a retired teacher and Language Arts Specialist and instructor at the University of California, San Diego. Her original website of language and literacy material grew so large she created three additional websites: Alphabet Avenue (http://www.alphabetavenue.net), Little Book Lane (http://www.littlebooklane.com) and Word Way (http://www.wordway.us.com)
- S. B. Hood "Library of Teaching Materials for Stuttering"
Hood was a professor in Alabama. He taught courses on stuttering and sent files of several of his materials to be added to the Stuttering Home Page including course syllabi, exams, class handouts, and PowerPoint lectures and presentations.
- The Gerald Johnson "Library" (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/gjohnson/gjohnson.html). Johnson is a professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he helped establish and administer their communicative disorders program. He sent a large envelope filled with what he considered some of his best materials about stuttering.
- Roy F. Sullivan maintains "Audiology Forum: Video Otoscopy" (http://www.rcsullivan.com/www/ears.htm) as a legacy created in 1995 and updated in succeeding years as one of the first websites with a URL containing the word "Audiology". The resource has over 300 pictures, most depicting otoscopic views of the ear. Sullivan has also put online projects he formatted for the internet in 1998 - An Aural Atlas http://www.rcsullivan.com/www/wyeth-ayerst/
(originally edited in 1946 by S.Kopetzky, MD, R.Almour, MD, J.Bell, MD, M.Gordon, MD) has 49 color plates and The Human Ear http://www.rcsullivan.com/www/sonotone/sonframcov.htm
(originally edited in 1946 by S. Polyak, MD; G. McHugh, D. Judd, M.D.) has beautiful anatomical transparencies.
- Judith Felson Duchan, an emeritus professor from the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has developed an amazing History of Speech-Language Pathology, covering Ancient history (3000 BC - 500 AD) through the Twentieth Century. Of special interest is her extensive section on Biographies of founding parents
Some colleagues who have died, still have extensive professional legacies online
- Spanish Phrasing Book for SLPs by Dorothy Miranda Esckelson and Adulfa Aguirre Morales (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/therapy/spanishphrasingbookforSLPs.pdf) is a PDF of their 179 page 1998 book, providing SLPs "with language to use with their Spanish-speaking students and their families." It consists of interview questions in Spanish and English in the areas of articulation/phonology, hearing, language, stuttering, and voice disorders.
- Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O., (Eds.) (1992). Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective. Leicester: FAR Communications. Reissued: San Diego, CA: Singular, 1996. Although Myers and St. Louis are not yet retired, they have already shared a valuable book online (http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA/Resources/Books%20Manuscripts/Myers%20StLouis%20Book%201996/download_page_for%20MyersStlouisBook.htm).
- George G. Helliesen's Therapy for the Severe Older Adolescent and Adult Stutterer (http://www.journalofstuttering.com/3-1/TherapyfortheSevereOlderAdolescentandAdultStutterer.pdf) by a retired Speech-Language Pathologist, explains Van Riper's treatment strategies made available online in the Journal of Stuttering Therapy, Advocacy & Research (http://journalofstuttering.com/)
- Courtney Stromstra's Stuttering: Its Nature and Management (http://www.stutteringhelp.org/Portals/English/stromsta_book.pdf) by a professor of Speech and Hearing Science and a contemporary of Charles Van Riper at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, made available by The Stuttering Foundation (http://www.stutteringhelp.org)
Finally, The Museum of stuttering information (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/history/history.html) by Judith Kuster includes
- The W. R. Zemlin's Memorial Site (http://zemlin.shs.uiuc.edu/) created in memory of William R. Zemlin, author of Speech and Hearing Science, Anatomy and Physiology and on the faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the Universiyt of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign and also the University of Illinois School of Basic Medical Sciences. The website contains a 325 of Zemlin's slides of the larynx, central nervous system, skull and respiratory system, developed when he was a visiting professor at the University of Memphis.
- Peter Ladefoged, a professor at the UCLA Linguistics Department from 1962-1991, continuing his career after retirement as a Research Linguist (http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/ladefoge/), contains a nine chapter Dissection Manual for Students of Speech, the first two chapters of Representing linguistic phonetic structure, a book he was working on phonetic description at the time of his death. "Remember Peter Ladefoged" is an historical record of Ladefoged's career. (http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/ladefoge/remember/index.htm)
- The beginning of an album of historical pictures
- Some famous people who stuttered/cluttered in history
- History of designated days
- History of associations and organizations
- History of some of the pioneers in stuttering including among others:
- "Voices: Past and Present" Kuster's project created to preserve audiotapes from 1957-2012 of several professionals who have left an important mark on the field of speech-language pathology in the area of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/voices/voices.html)
- "Hello World" a website dedicated to Charles Van Riper, developed by Kuster in collaboration with Andrew Amor contains a bibliography of Van Riper's writings, many linked to the documents, audio presentations, unpublished writings, and pictures (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/vanriper/helloworld.html)
- "Wendell Johnson: A Memorial Page" by Johnson's son, Nicolas (http://www.uiowa.edu/~cyberlaw/oldinav/wjhome.html) includes many of Johnson's articles and a copy of his book Because I Stutter (http://www.uiowa.edu/~cyberlaw/wj/bis/wjbis.html)
- Early thoughts about stuttering includes links to complete books and chapters from the early to mid-20th century
- Early schools and ideas about the treatment of stuttering includes articles and links to complete books from as early as 1853!
- Stuttering and family history
- History of communication disorders including a huge Bibliography of Writings on the History of Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Communication Disorders, and Allied Subjects from 1817-1996 by Jeffrey Wollock and Jorge Perelló (http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster2/basics/historybib.html)
Added November 24, 2012
Updated October 5, 2014