May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) and we’re encouraging all our speech pathologists to get involved in raising awareness about their services and the communication disorders they treat.
As part of the “Communications for All” 2018 theme, take advantage of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association resources for everyone from pediatrics to older adults and get your rehab departments and speech patients of all ages involved in BHSM. You can download and print educational graphics, screening forms, posters and other printed pieces, with more rolling out each week in May:
Week 1: Communication Milestones and Early Identification of Disorders
Week 2: Hearing Loss in School-Aged Kids
Week 3: Swallowing Disorders in Adults
Week 4: Older Americans and Falls
One easy way to create content for your social media pages and involve your patients in the fun are these fill-in-the-blank signs. Use them along with hashtag #BHSM. There are also variations of this sign to share your own excitement about the speech-language therapy profession.