May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month – Here’s What That Means
Every May, it’s time to raise awareness for better speech and hearing. This provides you with the opportunity to tell people about hearing and speech disorders that affect members of your community.
Better Hearing and Speech Month also gives you the chance to share life-changing information with those who have hearing and speech disorders.
Tell Me About Better Hearing and Speech Month
Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) seeks to build connections between those who are hearing and speech impaired with Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) within their community. ASHA offers free PDFs, templates, infographics, specialized tips, and more on their website to aid in building these relationships.
What Information Can I Learn During Better Speech and Hearing Month?
You can learn valuable information, like how the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting special challenges for hearing and speech therapy, why early intervention is important, how to communicate with speech or hearing-impaired Spanish-speaking children, and how to deal with untreated hearing loss in adults.
Is There Anything Else I Should Know?
ASHA is committed to public outreach, and provides everyone, not just SLPs and audiologists, with information to help advocate for their loved ones who are speech and hearing impaired. Take a look at their social media page, press release templates, and tips to contact your local and state government officials.
Find Out More on Better Hearing and Speech at Adult Speech Therapy Services
At Adult Speech Therapy Services, we are dedicated to providing treatment, education and support to help adults overcome speech and language difficulties every day. We use research-based treatment techniques and our years of experience to help our clients stay connected with their friends, family and community.
Our clinic is conveniently located in Montgomery County, and we are certified by ASHA. Contact us at 301-323-8486 to find out more on Better Hearing and Speech Month, or to learn more about what we do to help adults improve their communication skills.