Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders Resources

Accommodations

The Ronald McDonald House serves as a "home-away-from-home" for families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has rooms available for patient families as well as mothers undergoing fetal surgery or delivering in CHOP’s Special Delivery Unit.


Podcasts

Ian Jacobs, MD, discusses common causes of stridor, including croup, foreign body aspiration, and laryngomalacia. He also talks about the most dangerous foreign body ingestions in young children and the latest clinical advances and research underway in the airway clinic at CHOP.


Sign Language

The ASL Dictionary (on CD-ROM) contains approximately 1,850 signs linked with 3,500 English synonyms.

This CD shows ASL signs for English words, and shows these signs within ASL sentences, including how the signs can change depending on the ASL sentence.

This excellent interactive DVD for infants, toddlers and young children includes 26 basic signs in American Sign Language, the alphabet, classical music and much more.

This interactive DVD is excellent for infants, toddlers and young children. It includes 26 basic signs in American Sign Language, the alphabet, classical music and much more.

Linda Bove of Sesame Street narrates children's stories including Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Sign Out Loud is a community organization that offers ASL instruction to enhance family communication and language development. To register, call 215-572-5139.

This is an excellent book for preschool and elementary children to learn American Sign Language and written English.

This two-tape VHS set is a great resource for teaching sign-language to young children.

Join a group of moms and children as they sing, sign, laugh, move and play-along to such great songs as: Wheels On the Bus, This Is The Way, One Little Kitty and many more.


Videos


Websites

The home of an active Facebook community, this website also features the TrachTies e-mail discussion group, a message board and networking resources for families of children with tracheostomies.

The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. 

ATS is the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing the clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

This is a non-profit organization that provides sign language classes, interpreting services, consultant services, hearing screenings and a free assistive devices program for Berks County residents.

This foundation provides support to individuals with CHARGE syndrome and their families.

DHCC offers a variety of communication services including sign language interpreting and CART (real-time captioning).

HealthyChildren.org, from the AAP, provides general health information by age groups, information about healthy living, safety and prevention information and more.

PAHrtners Deaf Services offers behavioral, developmental and therapeutic support programs to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Signing Time provides a wealth of DVDs, information, newsletters, blogs, coloring sheets and chore charts to support families who want to learn American Sign Language.


Books