Day: May 5, 2012

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

by Katharine Elsbree M.S., CCC/SLP With May flowers comes a special time of year for speech-language pathologists…Better Hearing and Speech Month.  This annual event provides our profession 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. When I tell people that I am a speech-language pathologist, I get many similar questions and responses like, how is that different than a speech therapist, or a speech teacher?  So you work with speech? And, my personal favorite…”Ooooh.  So what are you doing this weekend?” In reality, unless people received speech therapy themselves or know someone that has, they probably don’t know exactly what

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