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. Sometimes disorders appear at birth, impacting speech and communication. Other times, injury, illness or a genetic disorder develops.

Regardless of the cause, treatments and alternate means of communication provide options. 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 audiologists can work together on a plan of treatment to improve quality of life and improve recovery.

HOW TO OBSERVE #BetterSpeechAndLanguageMonth

  • 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.

BETTER SPEECH AND LANGUAGE MONTH 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.