Raise Awareness for Better Hearing and Speech Month

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) and this month we wanted to discuss opportunities for you to raise awareness about communication disorders. If you are a service provider who assists people with communication disorders, this month is a great chance to showcase your skills and raise awareness about your profession. Whether you’re an audiologist, an SLP or a student looking into this field, this month is your time to shine!

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has a bunch of ideas about raising awareness on their website including (but not limited to):

Engage on Social Media: Share relevant articles and facts about communication disorders, ask friends and family to share/repost your content and be sure to use the hashtag #BHSM.

Be Creative: If you’re in a school setting, try doing arts and crafts projects that show why communication is so important or do a journal prompt asking what communication means to the students.

Educate Your Colleagues: Putting reading materials in mailboxes, speaking at staff meeting s and taking opportunities to explain your services are just a few ways to tell your coworkers more about what you do when you’re in a school setting.

No matter how you choose to celebrate this month, we would love to hear about it! Be sure to use the hashtag #BHSM in your posts.

Sources: http://www.asha.org/bhsm/ and  http://www.asha.org/bhsm/Ideas-to-Recognize-BHSM/

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