Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders Resources
Swallowing Lithium (Button) Batteries is Dangerous
These resources explain what lithium batteries are, how common they are in household items, how dangerous they can be if swallowed, and what symptoms your child may display if he swallows one.
Where to Stay
If you're traveling to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from a distance and you or a family member needs a place to stay, you have many options available.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language support personnel; and students.
Patient Family Education
Changing Your Child’s Tracheostomy
This interactive video demonstrates how to perform a trach change on your child.
Changing Your Child’s Tracheostomy Ties
This interactive video demonstrates when and how to change the ties that keep your child’s tracheostomy secure.
How to Clean and Maintain the Portable Machine for Trach Suctioning
This video demonstrates how to operate the portable suction machine used for suctioning tracheostomy patients.
How to Use a Straight Catheter to Suction Your Child’s Trach
This video demonstrates how to suction a patient’s tracheostomy using a straight catheter.
How to Use an In-line Catheter to Suction Your Child’s Trach
This video demonstrates how to suction a patient’s tracheostomy using an in-line catheter.
Tracheostomy Stoma Care
This interactive video demonstrates how to keep your child’s stoma clean and free from infection.
Tracheostomy Suctioning Module
This learning module will help you practice suctioning your child's tracheostomy with a straight or in-line catheter using your portable suction machine.
Breathe Easy: Caring for Your Child with a Tracheostomy
Learn how to care for your child's tracheostomy in our book Breathe Easy.
Early Communication Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
This book describes the communication delays that are common in children with Down syndrome.
Stridor: Common Causes and Treatments
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.
ASL Dictionary (on CD-ROM)
The ASL Dictionary (on CD-ROM) contains approximately 1,850 signs linked with 3,500 English synonyms.
ASL Video Dictionary and Inflection Guide (on CD-ROM)
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.
College Sign Language Classes in the Tri-state Area
Find a list of colleges and universities in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware that offer classes in American Sign Language.
Look Who's Signing, Part 2 K-Z
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.
Look Who’s Signing, Part 1 A-J
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.
Sign Me a Story: Sign Language for Everyone
Linda Bove of Sesame Street narrates children's stories including Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Sign Out Loud
Sign Out Loud is a community organization that offers ASL instruction to enhance family communication and language development. To register, call 215-572-5139.
Sign Songs: Fun Songs to Sign and Sing
In this DVD, children's songs are signed in American Sign Language.
Signs For Me: Basic Sign Vocabulary for Children
This is an excellent book for preschool and elementary children to learn American Sign Language and written English.
We Sign Babies & Toddlers
This two-tape VHS set is a great resource for teaching sign-language to young children.
We Sign Play Time Video
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.
Where Is Baby? A Lift the Flap Sign Language Book
This fun, interactive book is written to teach basic American Sign Language to children ages 1 to 4.
Airway Disorders and Reconstruction Surgeries for Children
CHOP airway surgeons describe three surgeries used to reconstruct the pediatric airway: laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR), cricotracheal resection (CTR), and slide tracheoplasty.
Aaron's Tracheostomy Page
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.
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
AAO-HNS is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
American Lung Association
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.
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
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.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
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.
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation
This foundation provides support to individuals with CHARGE syndrome and their families.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center of Lancaster County
DHHS of Lancaster County provides a variety of services to help those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to be independent.
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre
DHCC offers a variety of communication services including sign language interpreting and CART (real-time captioning).
Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)
This free service provides thousands of open-captioned videotapes of educational videos for children of all ages and videos captioned in Spanish.
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
PAHrtners Deaf Services offers behavioral, developmental and therapeutic support programs to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Foundation
The RRP Foundation site features a discussion forum, up-to-date information about research and advocacy efforts, a newsletter, publications, and content just for kids.
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.