Spanish Language Resources

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Resources updated, April 2013

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Need Spanish language materials for families you serve?

NICHCY is pleased to connect you with sources of information and assistance in Spanish on specific topics. This page is presented in English to help those who are looking for information in Spanish to share with their Spanish-speaking families.

The list below isn’t intended to be exhaustive of the Spanish-language resources on disability conditions and concerns available—but it will get you started!

If you are looking for NICHCY publications and products in Spanish, please visit Nuestros Productos y Publicaciones.

We also invite you to share the news of NICHCY’s Spanish website | NICHCY en español. Then your Spanish-speaking families can explore our Spanish website for other topics of interest.

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AD/HD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) | Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad—TDA/H

A fact sheet from NICHCY on AD/HD | Una hoja informativa sobre el Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad—TDA/H .
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/atencion/

National Resource Center on AD/HD | Centro Nacional de Recursos para el TDA/H.
www.help4adhd.org/index.cfm?varLang=es

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spanish/adhd/index.html

Family Doctor offers three articles on AD/HD, each one starting with a video. | La Academia Estadounidense de Médicos de Familia ofrece tres artículos, cada uno empezando con un video.
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/children/parents/behavior/118.html

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) | El Acta para los Norteamericanos con Discapacidades

What’s the ADA all about?
Call the ADA Information Line at the U.S. Department of Justice, where Spanish speaking staff can answer your questions about the ADA: 1.800.514.0301 (Voice), 1.800.514.0383 (TTY). English versions of many publications explaining the ADA are available online at: www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/publicat.htm. Spanish language versions are available by calling the ADA Information Line. Examples of what’s available include: ADA Questions and Answers (31 pages), A Guide to Disability Rights Laws (21 pages, covering 11 Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities), A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment (2 pages), but there’s much more!
http://www.ada.gov/infoline.htm

Child care and the ADA.
Want a quick reference to the ADA for child care providers? Want to know when a child care program is required under the ADA to admit a child with a disability? Visit the Child Care Law Center and find handy information. Spanish versions of many publications are available online from the publications menu, at:
http://www.childcarelaw.org/pubs-audience.shtml

 
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Asperger Syndrome | Síndrome de Asperger

Medical info in Spanish about Asperger Syndrome.
From the Medical Library of the United States, courtesy of Medline Plus in Spanish, “Enfermedad de Asperger” briefly discusses, from a medical perspective, definition of AS, and its characteristics, alternate names, diagnostic exams, treatment, prognosis, and prevention.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/001549.htm

Criteria for Asperger Syndrome in Spanish.
This link will take you to the DSM criteria in Spanish (courtesy of a site in Argentina) for all five of the disorders under the umbrella of PDD.
http://www.psygnos.net/biblioteca//DSM/Dsmdes.htm

Fact sheet on AS in Spanish.
This fact sheet, called Desorden de Asperger, is courtesy of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/informacion_para_la_familia/desorden_de_asperger_no_69

The Spanish version of “When your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.”
“Cuando su niño/niña es diagnosticado con alguno de los desórdenes en la gama del autismo” is the Spanish title of this publication from the Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/www2/index.php?pageId=587

El Síndrome de Asperger.
This description is courtesy of the Autism Society of America.
http://www.autism-society.org/espanol/el-sindrome-de-asperger.html

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Assistive Technology | La Tecnología Asistencial

No place better than FCTD.
FCTD is the Family Center on Technology and Disability. Look at all those beautiful resources about AT in Spanish.
http://www.fctd.info/resources/index_es.php

Here’s a basic introduction to AT and communication.
The Alliance is the central technical assistance center for all of the Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers in the U.S. The link above will take you to the Spanish version of “Simple, Inexpensive Devices Can Help in Communication” (Aparatos Simples y Baratos Pueden Ayudar en la Comunicación).
http://www.pacer.org/publications/pdfs/ALL16s.pdf

How AT can help your child to be more active.
PBS offers many resources for parents of children with disabilities, including this brief called “Tecnología Asistida: Como La Tecnología Puede Ayudar A Su Niño A Ser Más Activo” (Assistive Technology: How Technology Can Help Your Children to Be More Active).
http://www.pbs.org/parents/inclusivecommunities/assistive_tech_sp.html

 
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Asthma / Allergies | El Asma y las Alergias

Go to the authorities on the subject.
Who better than the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, where you’ll find tons of information in Spanish, including children’s storybooks, easy-to-read fact sheets, and tip brochures for preventing and treating asthma and allergies.
http://www.aaaai.org/spanish-materials.aspx

More info about asthma.
Go to the KidsHealth site at the link above, and find several online articles about asthma in Spanish.
http://kidshealth.org/parent/en_espanol/index.html#cat20261

From NASP.
NASP is the National Association of School Psychologists, and offers a Spanish-language article of Asthma in Children at the link below.
http://www.naspcenter.org/espanol/asma.html

What about allergies?
http://kidshealth.org/parent/en_espanol/medicos/allergy_esp.html

 
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Auditory Processing Disorder | Trastorno del Procesamiento Auditivo

From Los Niños en Su Casa.
The TV series  ”A Place of Our Own” has a Spanish sister site, which includes this discussion of auditory processing disorder–in Spanish, “trastorno del procesamiento auditivo.”
http://www.losninosensucasa.org/question_detail.php?id=57

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Autism | Autismo

Autismo/PDD, NICHCY’s factsheet on the autism spectrum.
http:///nichcy.orgww.nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/autismo/

How are the 5 disorders under the autism spectrum defined?
This link will take you to the DSM criteria in Spanish (courtesy of a site in Argentina) for all five of the disorders under the umbrella of PDD: autism, asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).
http://biblioteca.consultapsi.com/DSM/Dsmdes.htm

Autism spectrum disorders: A primer for parents and educators.
“Espectro de desórdenes de autismo” comes from NASP, National Association of School Psychologists.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/translations/autism_spanish.aspx

Visit the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA).
The IRCA offers a range of materials in Spanish on autism and related disorders, including “When your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.”
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/www2/index.php?pageId=587

NINDS is the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
NINDS offers an extensive fact sheet on autism in Spanish.
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/trastornos/autismo.htm

What the Autism Society of America has to say in Spanish.
Quite a bit, actually!
http://www.autism-society.org/espanol/

Medical info in Spanish about autism.
From the Medical Library of the United States, courtesy of Medline Plus in Spanish, “Autismo” briefly discusses, from a medical perspective, the definition of autism and its characteristics, alternate names, diagnostic exams, treatment, prognosis, and prevention.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/001526.htm

The child with autism, in Spanish.
This fact sheet, called El Niño Autista, appears online courtesy of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/informacion_para_la_familia/el_nino_autista_no_11

Looking at the genetics of autism (in Spanish).
http://www.exploringautism.org/spanish/

On Rett syndrome.
Rett syndrome is placed clinically under the spectrum of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), as is autism.
http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org/understand/rett-syndrome/?lang=es

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Behavior | Conducta

NICHCY’s behavior page in Spanish.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/temas/conducta/

General info about home discipline.
“Disciplinando a su Hijo” (Disciplining Your Child) takes a look at this critical subject by age groups: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13 and up.
http://kidshealth.org/parent/en_espanol/emociones/discipline_esp.html

Behavior as a form of communication: What does defiant behavior say, and what to do about it?
PBS offers many resources for parents of children with disabilities, including this brief called “Comportamiento Desafiante en Niños.”
http://www.pbs.org/parents/inclusivecommunities/challenging_behavior2_sp.html

Supporting children’s social-emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors.
Visit CSEFEL (Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning) and check out their What Works briefs, which describe practical strategies, provide references to more information about the practice, and include a one-page handout that highlights the major points of the Brief. Titles include “Helping Children Make Transitions between Activities” and “Helping Children Learn to Manage Their Own Behavior.”
http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/what_works.html

Aggression in young children: Strategies for parents and educators.
“La Agresión en los Niños Pequeños” comes from NASP, the National Association of School Psychologists.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/translations/aggression_spanish.aspx

Looking for information on functional behavioral assessments?
This is an 8-page brief in Spanish on functional behavioral assessment and positive behavioral interventions.
www.pacer.org/parent/php/PHP-c79s.pdf

A goldmine of information on positive behavior support.
The Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports offers a Spanish side to its site on addressing behavior problems through positive behavioral supports (PBS). Find materials on improving behavior at home; offering behavior support in class, individually, or to the family, and conducting functional behavioral assessments.
http://www.pbis.org/spanish/main-es.htm

Children’s bad habits.
“Las Malas Costumbres de los Niños” (Bad Habits) focuses on how bad habits are formed, then offers a series of resources pages on bad habits children may have (biting their nails, sucking their thumb, playing with their hair, picking their nose, and holding their breath) as a way of talking about how habits are formed and broken.
http://www.guiainfantil.com/educacion/malascostumbres/indice.htm

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Blindness / Visual Impairments | Ceguera/Impedimentos Visuales

NICHCY’s 4-page fact sheet in Spanish.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/visual/

Visit the National Eye Institute (NEI).
Tthe NEI was established by Congress in 1968. It conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision. Extensive information is available in Spanish on low vision, cataracts, macular degeneration, visual issues associated with diabetes, and glaucoma.
www.nei.nih.gov/health/espanol/index.asp

Go here for a large list of eye-related issues in Spanish.
Find out about the eye’s anatomy and conditions such as astigmatism, cancer, problems with vision, including blindness, macular degeneration, and much more.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/eyesandvision.html

The Blind Children’s Center.
Information in Spanish can be ordered at low cost from the Blind Children’s Center, including: the 12-page “Heart to Heart” (where parents of children who are blind and partially sighted talk about their feelings); the 28-page “Let’s Eat: Feeding a Child with a Visual Impairment” (how to teach feeding skills to children with visual impairments); the 12-page “Move with Me” (a parent’s guide to movement development for babies who are visually impaired); the 11-page “Talk to Me” (a language guide for parents of children who are visually impaired) and the 15-page sequel “Talk to Me II;” and the 28-page Selecting a Program” (a guide for parents of infants and preschoolers with visual impairments). Access an order form and see the costs for each of these at the link below.
http://www.blindchildrenscenter.org/pubs.html

For grandparents of children with visual impairments.
www.spedex.com/napvi/index_sp.htm
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) offers a mirror home page in Spanish that leads back to their English site. The Spanish publication In Celebration of Grandparenting (Celebrando El Ser Abuelos) is available to help grandparents of children with visual impairments or blindness better understand how they can engage constructively in direct and indirect support of their loved ones dealing with visual impairment. Find out more about this resource at: http://www.spedex.com/napvi/grandparent.html

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Cancer | Cáncer

National Cancer Institute.
The link below will take you to the home page of NCI in Spanish. Lots of offerings here for Spanish-speaking families, including a 1.800 number they can call (1-800-422-6237 | 1-800-4-CANCER), descriptions of different types of cancer and their treatments, and (over the right of the home page) links to how to find help in their community (cómo encontrar recursos en su comunidad); financial aid for medical costs associated with cancer (ayuda económica para gastos relacionados con el cáncer); and support for caregivers (Apoyo para personas que cuidan a un ser querido con cáncer).
http://www.cancer.gov/espanol

American Cancer Society.
ACS, in Spanish. Again, lots of resources here, including a toll-free information line that Spanish-speaking families can call with their questions about cancer (1.800.227.2345).
http://www.cancer.org/Espanol/index

Brain tumors in children.
(Tumores cerebrales en niños.)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/childhoodbraintumors.html

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Cerebral Palsy | Parálisis Cerebral

NICHCY’s fact sheet on CP in Spanish.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/paralisiscerebral/

My Child Without Limits on CP, in Spanish.
http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org/understand/cerebral-palsy/?lang=es

From the March of Dimes.
Nacer Sano is the Spanish site of the March of Dimes. At the link above, you’ll find “La Parálisis Cerebral.”
http://www.nacersano.org/centro/9388_9965.asp

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Childhood Disintegrative Disorder | Trastorno Desintegrativo Infantil

Criteria for CDD in Spanish.
This link will take you to the DSM criteria in Spanish (courtesy of a site in Argentina) for all five of the disorders under the umbrella of PDD.
http://biblioteca.consultapsi.com/DSM/Dsmdes.htm

Visit the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA).
The IRCA offers a range of materials in Spanish on autism and related disorders, including “When your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.”
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/www2/index.php?pageId=587

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Culturally Appropriate Services | Servicios Cultural y Lingüísticamente Apropiados

National standards for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health care.
The link below takes you to the Spanish version of the Executive Summary of the report from the Office of Minority Health.
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/assets/pdf/checked/spanishexeSum.PDF

From the National Center for Cultural Competence.
An overview of cultural competence in Spanish.
http://nccc.georgetown.edu/espanol/index.html

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Deaf/Blindness | Sordoceguera

Need information on deaf-blindness?
The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) has a long list of publications in Spanish, all on the page at the link below.
http://nationaldb.org/ISProductos.php

Find your state’s deaf-blind project.
NCDB can also connect you and yours with the project in your state that provides info, training, and resources regarding deaf-blindness. While these may or may not have information in Spanish, it’s very good to know where your state’s project is!
http://nationaldb.org/ppStateDBProjects.php

More info on deaf-blindess.
The Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project offers quite a few resources in Spanish on deaf-blindness.
http://www.unr.edu/ndsip/secpagesSpanish/spmain.html

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Deafness / Hearing Impairments

An introduction to hearing loss, including deafness, from NICHCY.
For a quick read on hearing impairments, including deafness, and a list of helpful resources and organizations, try our fact sheet in Spanish.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/auditiva/

Heard of the EHDI, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program?
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/ehdi/spanish/default.htm
The EHDI program is intended to identify children with hearing loss and intervene early to prevent later problems with communication. Universal newborn hearing screening is soooooooo important! Learn about EHDI at the link above. You may also be interested in sharing the article called “La evaluación de la audición en los recién nacidos es importante para su desarrollo” (Evaluating hearing in newborns is important to their development), available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/especialesCDC/reciennacidos/

Find your state’s EHDI program.
Working from a map of the U.S., click on your state and find the contact information for the person in your state that coordinates the early hearing detection and intervention program. Also find out what hospitals in the state report screening for hearing loss at least 90% of the birth/admissions at the hospital.
www.infanthearing.org/states/index.html

Access a treasure trove of information.
Find out about a wide range of subjects on hearing at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD): aphasia, screening an infant’s hearing, hearing aids, cochlear implants, communication options, tinnitus, ear infections, captioning, and much more.
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/spanish/Pages/default.aspx

Hear-It en español.
Hear-It is a fount of information on hearing, loss of hearing, and hearing aids in English and in Spanish.
http://www.spanish.hear-it.org/

La Audición de Mi Bebé.
This site (My Baby’s Hearing) is divided into three sections: hearing and amplification, language and learning, and parent to parent.
http://www.audiciondelbebe.org/portada.asp

 
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Diabetes | Diabetes

The National Diabetes Info Clearinghouse, in Spanish.
You’ll love the page at the link below. Long list of publications on diabetes, and all those with a Spanish version are identified right there.
http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/spanish/index.asp

And now, go to the American Diabetes Association.
Sweet! Lots of info in Spanish here.
http://www.diabetes.org/espanol/

And still more at the Hormone Foundation.
http://www.hormone.org/Spanish/index.cfm

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Down Syndrome | Síndrome de Down

Start with NICHCY’s fact sheet in Spanish on Down syndrome.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/down/

National Down Syndrome Society.
Not only does NDSS offer a website in Spanish, people can also call the toll-free number (1.800.221.4602) and talk to an expert.
http://esp.ndss.org/index.php

National Down Syndrome Congress.
And the same is true of NDSS. Toll-free: 1.800.232.6372.
www.ndsccenter.org/espanol/

A parent’s guide to babies with Down syndrome: In Spanish.
Costing less than $20, this guide is in Spanish and is available from Woodbine House.
http://tinyurl.com/yhgn7qr

Canal Down21.
This is a portal in Spanish to info on Down syndrome.
http://www.down21.org/

How about a 5-minute video in Spanish?
Visit YouTube and watch My Special Child (Mi Niño Especial).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5naTDsgzazE

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Epilepsy | Epilepsia

NICHCY’s fact sheet in Spanish on epilepsy, for starters.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/epilepsia/

Epilepsy Foundation of America, in Spanish.
EFA in Spanish calls itself La Fundación para la Epilepsia. It offers a toll-free number for information calls (1.866.748.8008) and a website in Spanish.
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/epilepsia/

From NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Crisis Epilépticas: Esperanza en la Investigación is the Spanish-language version of Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research.
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/trastornos/crisis_epilepticas.htm

A fact sheet in Spanish on epilepsy.
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/common/brain/disorders/214.html

How about a video in Spanish?
La Epilepsia is a 6-minute video from the la Sociedad Española de Neurología.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZddl7MO86I

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Evaluation for Special Education | Evaluación para la Educación Especial

Wondering if your child’s development is on track?
The typical developmental process children follow is described in PBS’ online material called “El ABC del Desarrollo del Niño: Los Cinco Primeros Años de su Hijo: Hitos del Desarrollo” (the ABCs of Child Development). Four areas are discussed: physical development, social-emotional development, cognitive skills, and communication skills.
www.pbs.org/wholechild/spanish/abc/index.html

How does the evaluation process go?
NICHCY offers a short, easy-to-read explanation in Spanish of what’s involved in evaluating children to see if they are eligible for special education services. Find “La Evaluación de Su Niño” (Your Child’s Evaluation) at the link below.
http://nichcy.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/spanish/bp1sp.pdf

The evaluation process in detail, from NICHCY en español.
http://nichcy.org/spanish/espanol/procesos/evaluacion/

Here’s a thorough overview.
PBS offers many resources for parents of children with disabilities, including this brief called “Evaluación de Educación Especial: Lo que los Padres Deberían Saber y Preguntar” (Evaluation in Special Education: What Parents Should Know and Ask).
http://www.pbs.org/parents/inclusivecommunities/special_education_sp.html

What does evaluation mean to your child?
The Alliance is the central technical assistance center for all of the Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers in the U.S. The link below will take you to the Spanish version of “Evaluation: What Does It Mean For Your Child?”
http://www.pacer.org/publications/pdfs/ALL11s.pdf

NASP describes the basics of psychological testing.
NASP is the National Association of School Psychologists. It offers two explanations in Spanish about testing, Psychological Testing and Psychological Evaluation, both of which will be helpful to parents when the school asks permission to evaluate their child.
www.naspcenter.org/espanol/

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Genetics | La Genética

The Human Genome Project.
The link below will take you to a great resource list offered by the Human Genome Project of websites in Spanish that discuss genetics (la genética).
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/education/spanish.shtml

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Health Care and Health Information | Cuidado de la Salud y Seguro de Salud

Health insurance.
Did you know that each state has a health insurance program for children? Children who don’t have health insurance right now are very often eligible for state medical coverage. The insurance is available to children in working families, including families that include individuals with a variety of immigration status.
http://espanol.insurekidsnow.gov/

—To find out what your state’s policies are, what’s covered, and how to apply, call 1.877.543.7669 or visit the map available at:
http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/index.html

For government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.
Healthfinder connects you with a range of health-related resources. The same service is available in Spanish, at:
http://www.healthfinder.gov/espanol/

Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline.
Call 1.866.783.2645 and connect to free, reliable, and confidential health information in Spanish and English. Give your zip code and be referred to one of over 12,000 local health providers, including community and migrant health centers.

Information about health topics of all kinds.
This site is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and offers everything from an online medical encyclopedia to interactive tutorials for patients.
http://medlineplus.gov/spanish

More information about health topics of all kinds.
The American Academy of Family Physicians provides this Spanish site of “health information for the whole family.”
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home.html

Birth defects and genetic conditions.
Nacer Sano is the Spanish site of the March of Dimes. In their online Biblioteca de Salud (Health Library), you’ll find information in Spanish on a wide range of birth defects and genetic disorders, including: sickle cell anemia, chromosomal anomalies, heart defects, Tay-Sachs, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, Down syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and Fragile X syndrome.
www.nacersano.org

What does NIH (National Institutes of Health) have to say in Spanish?
A lot! Go to the address above and you’ll see how much.
http://salud.nih.gov

Visit KidsHealth in Spanish.
The link below will take you to the Spanish home page, from which you can choose to investigate health-related questions and conditions until the cows come home.
http://kidshealth.org/parent/en_espanol/spanish_center_esp.html

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Hepatitis A, B, and C

Spanish info from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/spanish/index.asp

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Learning Disabilities | Trastornos de Aprendizaje

NICHCY’s fact sheet in Spanish on LD.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/aprendizaje/

The amazing LDOnline site.
All about learning disabilities, in Spanish. Lots here to choose from.
http://www.ldonline.org/features/espanol

Great Schools on learning disabilities.
Visit the Great Schools site (formerly Schwab Learning) and find easy-to-read articles in Spanish on learning disabilities.
www.greatschools.net/articles/?topics=129&language=ES

Colorín Colorado.
This is the Spanish-language sister site of Reading Rockets and offers a scad of guidance on addressing reading problems.
www.colorincolorado.org/articulo/c57/

Medline Plus, in Spanish.
The link will drop you into the alphabetical list of information in Spanish at the T’s, where you’ll find multiple articles on aspects of LD, including the following: trastorno del desarrollo de la lectura (reading delays), trastorno de la expresión escrita (writing disabilities), trastorno del desarrollo del lenguaje expresivo (problems in developing expressive language), and trastorno de las matemáticas (math disabilities).
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/encyclopedia_T.htm

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Mental Health / Mental Illness | Salud Mental

NICHCY’s fact sheet in Spanish on emotional disturbance.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/emocional/

American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
AACAP offers numerous information fact sheets on emotional disorders (not copyrighted) in Spanish. All are accessible at the link below.
www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/informacion_para_la_familia

NAMI | National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
At NAMI in Spanish, you’ll find information fact sheets across the spectrum of mental health issues and conditions and an (800) national information line about programs, chapters, and support groups.
www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=NAMI_en_espa%F1ol

Centro de Apoyo.
Visit the American Psychiatric Association’s Help Center in Spanish.
http://www.apa.org/centrodeapoyo/index.aspx

Mentesana.com.
The HealthinMind and Mentesana sites are organized around the diagnostic categories of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (fourth edition, DSM-IV). From the Spanish home page, you can access info on different emotional disorders, mental health services, and much more.
http://healthinmind.com/Spanish/default.htm

SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center.
http://www.samhsa.gov/espanol/
The link above will take you to SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center—specifically, to the page where its Spanish publications are listed and can be read or downloaded. People may also call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for more information and assistance on mental health problems and substance abuse problems.

Spanish fact sheets on several mental disorders.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) offers a variety of publications in Spanish on emotional disturbances, including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, AD/HD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/espanol/spanish-listing.shtml

Information about mental health and behavior disorders.
Medline offers information in Spanish about AD/HD, eating disorders, and behavior problems, as well as fact sheets about anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, phobias, Asperger’s syndrome, and bipolar disorder.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/mentalhealthandbehavior.html

Information for children about their emotions.
From Family Doctor comes this page of Spanish-language resources for children on such topics as managing anger, confronting fear, 10 steps to managing stress, self-esteen, phobios, stuttering, and much more.
http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?dn=familydoctor&lic=44&ps=303&cat_id=20110

Information on depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar.
Mental Health America offers several fact sheets in Spanish, including: What is Depression?; Schizophrenia: What You Need to Know; and Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know.
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/en-espanol

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Muscular Dystrophy | Distrofia Muscular

Visit the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s website in Spanish.
http://www.mdaenespanol.org/

And visit NINDS in Spanish at NIH.
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/trastornos/distrofia_muscular.htm

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Neurofibromatosis

A thorough overview in Spanish, from NIH.
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/trastornos/las_neurofibromatosis.htm

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Orthopaedics

Diagnostic Orthopaedic Glossary.
(Glosarios de exámenes generales de diagnóstico ortopédico)
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00492

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Rare Syndromes | Síndromes Raros

Genetics, birth defects, and the March of Dimes.
Use the link below, then scroll down the page to “Defectos de Nacimiento y Condiciones Genéticas” (birth defects and genetic conditions) and see the list of conditions covered. Is the one of your interest there?
http://nacersano.org/centro/9388.asp

Genetic conditions, in Spanish.
Resources and links for geneticists to share.
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/spanish.html

Office of Rare Disorders Research, in Spanish.
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Resources/Recursos_en_Espanol.aspx

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
The link below drops you into the Publicaciones page at NINDS. Many of the fact sheets listed there address rare disorders and syndromes, so browse the list and see if the one of interest to you is there. Some include (but are certainly aren’t limited to) disorders such as: Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, Machado-Joseph, and Chiari malformations.
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/trastornos/indice.htm

Medline Plus in Spanish offers descriptions of many rare syndromes.
At Medline, you’ll find briefs on such general topics as Evaluation and Genetic Tests (Asesoramiento y Pruebas Genéticas) and a glossary of genetics terms. There are briefs on many specific syndromes, including: Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Tay-Sachs, Huntington, Wilson, Prader-Willi, Marfan, Turner, and Tourette.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/geneticsbirthdefects.html

 
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Response to Intervention | Respuesta a la Intervención

Materials in Spanish on RTI.
We’ve listed half a dozen resources in Spanish in our separate webpage on RTI. Rather than repeat ourselves…
http://nichcy.org/schools-administrators/rti#spanish

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Rett Syndrome | Síndrome de Rett

El Síndrome de Rett.
A fact sheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/trastornos/el_sindrome_de_rett.htm

And another, of the same title.
This one’s from Medline Plus.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/001536.htm

Visit the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA).
The IRCA offers a range of materials in Spanish on autism and related disorders, including “When your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.” Rett Syndrome is one of the disorders on the autism spectrum.
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/www2/index.php?pageId=587

Looking at the genetics of autism (in Spanish), including Rett Syndrome.
http://www.exploringautism.org/spanish/

Rett syndrome in Spanish.
http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org/understand/rett-syndrome/?lang=es

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Special Health Care Needs | Necesidades Especiales de la Salud

Family Voices speaks for children with special health care needs.
Family Voices is a national coalition concerned with the special health care needs of children. To find information in Spanish, users will need to register to use the automatic translator, Tradúcelo Ahora. The instructions for doing so are written in Spanish, at:
http://www.familyvoices.org/work/diversity?id=0003

From the National Center for Cultural Competence.
Here’s a list of “Recursos y enlaces para familias de niños con necesidades especiales de salud” (resources and links for families of children with special health care needs).
http://nccc.georgetown.edu/espanol/recursos.html

Health care transitions.
Our children grow and mature. At some point, those with special health care needs must make the transition to advocating for themselves and moving from pediatric care to adult care. This site can help. Multiple materials are available in Spanish, including (but sure not limited to): Since You’re Not A Kid Anymore, Now That You’re In High School, and When You’re 18. Access all at the link below. Look around!
http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/hct-promo/

Do you live in New York?
If you do live in NY, then you’ll be thrilled to know that there’s Resource Directory for New York State for children with special health care needs.
http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/0549.pdf

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Speech and Language Impairments

Basic introductory materials about speech and language development.
ASHA, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, offers Spanish versions of several of its publications:

¿Qué es el lenguaje? ¿Qué es el habla? | What is language? What is speech?
www.asha.org/public/speech/development/lenguajehabla.htm

¿Qué hacer si se cree que el niño tiene un problema de habla, lenguaje o audición? | What to do if a child has a speech, language, or hearing problem?
www.asha.org/public/speech/development/WhatToDoSpanish.htm

¿Qué tal habla y oye sy niño? | How well does your child hear and speak?
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/chart.htm?LangType=1034

Mi bebé no pasó la prueba de audición: ¿Qué debo hacer y qué información necesito? | My baby didn’t pass the hearing test: What do I do and what information do I need?
www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/aud/HearingScreeningSpanish.pdf

Desarrollo de la comunicación infantil: Kindergarten a quinto grado | How communication develops: From kindergarten to the third grade.
www.asha.org/public/speech/development/comunicacioninfantil.htm

Trastornos de la voz | Disorders of the voice
www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/voz.htm

 

Tartamudez | Stuttering
www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/tartamudez.htm

La afasia | Aphasia
www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/afasia.htm

El niño y el bilingüalismo | Children and bilingualism
www.asha.org/public/speech/development/nino.htm

Medline Plus on Speech and Language Impairments, in Spanish.
Here you’ll find many relevant publications in Spanish, including:

Trastornos del habla | Speech impediments
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/001430.htm

Tartamudeo | Stuttering
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/001427.htm

Tartamudez | More on stuttering
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/stuttering.html

Trastorno mixto del lenguaje receptivo y expresivo | Impediments of receptive and expression language
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/001545.htm

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Tourette Syndrome

The authories, the Tourette Syndrome Association, in Spanish.
http://www.tsa-usa.org/aTSA_Espanol/bienvenidos.html

About Tourette syndrome, in Spanish.
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/trastornos/sindrome_de_tourette.htm

From Family Doctor, in Spanish.
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/children/parents/special/common/378.html

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

NICHCY’s fact sheet on TBI, in Spanish.
http://nichcy.org/espanol/discapacidades/especificas/lesioncerebral/

An interactive tutorial in Spanish on TBI and more, from NIH.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/tutorials/traumaticbraininjuryspanish/htm/index.htm

From the CDC, in Spanish, on TBI.
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/lesion_cerebral/

Materials in Spanish from the TBI Recovery Center.
http://www.tbirecoverycenter.org/sindex.htm

From NINDS.
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/trastornos/el_traumatismo_cerebral.htm

On TBI in Spanish, from the Caregivers Alliance.
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=536

All about life’s challenges.
http://www.allaboutlifechallenges.org/spanish/lesion-cerebral-traumatica.htm

Consequences, from the TBI Recovery Center.
http://www.tbirecoverycenter.org/sconsequences.htm

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NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resource’s Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.