Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!


This is a bonus blog for this month…. because May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! My wonderful co-worker, Nicole Perman, has done an excellent job writing this article and I thought it was important to share with you.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has designated May as Better Hearing and Speech Month.  This is an annual event that provides opportunities to raise awareness about communication disorders and to promote treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing. Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists around the country incorporate education into their professions to promote what we do as professionals.  The Speech-Language Pathologists at Beyond Boundaries are proud to promote Better Hearing and Speech Month at the clinic and outside of the clinic with their clients, families and co-service providers.  The halls at Beyond Boundaries are decorated with facts and information to promote our profession.  Clients have participated in activities to further the knowledge of their individual goals and to help spread the word about their favorite activities and what they have learned by participating in Speech-Language Therapy.  Parents are asked to give input of the differences they have seen in their children and the benefits of therapy. 

Did You Know?  Approximately 43,000,000 people in the U.S. have communication disorders (problems with speech, voice, language and/or hearing).
Did You Know?  Delayed speech development is one of the most common symptoms of developmental delay in children.  It occurs in 5-10% of all children. 
Did You Know?  Beyond Boundaries provides free speech-language-hearing screenings for all ages.  Contact a therapist or call 701-356-0062 to line up a free screening for yourself or a loved one today!

Nicole Perman, MS, CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathologist)


Have a great rest of May!
Ashley Voigt