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BETTER SPEECH AND LANGUAGE MONTH – May

Better Speech and Language Month - May

BETTER SPEECH AND LANGUAGE MONTH

Throughout May, Better Speech and Language Month aims to raise awareness concerning disorders of speech, hearing, voice, and language. Communication disorders can develop at any point during a lifetime. The causes vary, too. Whether present at birth due or developed later due to injury, illness, or genetic disorder, treatments are available.

Early intervention can help to identify external causes or help to address hearing concerns in children. Using hearing protection on the job and listening to music and other media at reasonable levels will help to preserve hearing. Even short term exposure can have damaging effects.

There are a variety of illnesses that speech-language pathologists and audiologist can work together on a plan of treatment to improve quality of life and improve recovery.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Learn Better Speech and Language Month by visiting the American Speech Language Hearing Association website. Share your speech-language-hearing success and struggles. Give a shout out to your favorite audiologist or speech-language pathologist. Use #BetterSpeechLanguageMonth to share on social media.

HISTORY

Since 1927, the American Speech Language Hearing Association has promoted Better Speech and Language Month to increase awareness surrounding speech, hearing, voice and language disorders, and to improve the outcomes through prevention and the therapy and treatments available.

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