Below is a list of helpful resources for both researchers and clinicians. Weblinks to the original sources are provided when available.
Helpful Research and Clinical Tools
R and R Studio
R is a free, open-sourced software that is commonly used for data analysis. R is often used with R Studio; an open-sourced integrated development environment. You can download R and R Studio through the links below. I also found the following books, R for Data Science and R for Researchers, helpful for learning R coding (all freely available online).
PRAAT is a free acoustical analysis software that both researchers and clinicians can use to analyze, synthesize, and manipulate speech. There are many helpful resources online for using PRAAT for acoustic analysis, including Youtube tutorials by Dr. Matthew Winn, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota and the director of the Listen Lab. He has a free playlist on Youtube with easy-to-follow tutorials on using PRAAT for acoustical analysis.
Looking for a way to quickly recruit participants and collect data for an online study? Online crowdsourcing websites make online study recruitment fast and easy. Plus, crowdsourcing offers researchers an opportunity to recruit a larger and more diverse sample of participants. The two platforms I use for online studies are Prolific and Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). Researchers can advertise study opportunities and pay participants all through one platform. Please keep in mind that these crowdsourcing sites do charge a fee for using their services on top of the amount you plan to pay participants. For more information, check out Prolific or Amazon MTurk through the links below.
Open science is integral to bridging the gap between scientific research in CSD to clinical practice. CSDisseminate was created in an effort to close this gap. For researchers, they provide information on self-archiving, building an academic website, science communication, and routinely offer training sessions relating to open science practices in CSD. For clinicians, they provide information and tips on how to obtain open-access and free-versions of journal articles. Learn more by clicking the link below.
The CPIB is a clinical tool available for both clinicians and researchers to measure communicative participation in individuals with communication disorders. The full version of the CPIB can be administered online. However, a short-form paper version is available for those who do not have access to a computer in their clinical and/or research setting. You can find both the online and short-form versions of the CPIB at the link below.