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As parents, we try to do the best we can each and every day for our kids. While we can rely on friends and the internet for advice, there are times when it’s important for parents to trust their instincts and seek assistance from experts should they suspect their children’s development is off track.
One example where this is true is recognizing the early warning signs of communication disorders, which include problems with a child’s speech or language abilities as well as their hearing. In observance of May being Better Hearing and Speech Month, I’m partnering with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to help you identify the early warning signs of speech, language, and hearing disorders.
During May, I’ll be working with ASHA and their experts to share the warning signs associated with communication disorders through a Facebook Live and Twitter Chat that will cover the communication milestones to look for as your child grows to help you recognize early signs of a potential disorder, how to get your child evaluated if you suspect a problem with their speech or hearing, and the many free resources and early intervention programs available to the public.
Better Hearing and Speech Month: Facebook Live
Join me for a Facebook Live with ASHA experts on the ASHA Facebook page. I’ll be talking with Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland, PhD, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist and ASHA’s 2018 Board president, and Dr. Charles Bishop, an audiologist and ASHA Board member.
Facebook Live Details:
- When: Tuesday, May 1 from 1-1:30 pm ET
- Where: The ASHA Facebook page
- How: Visit the ASHA Facebook page on Tuesday, May 1 from 1-1:30 pm ET
We look forward to having you join us. You are welcome to submit questions by leaving comments during our Facebook Live!
Better Hearing and Speech Month: Twitter Chat
What signs should you look for? How early should you get your child evaluated? What help is available if my child does have a speech, language, or hearing disorder? I know from my years working in preschool classrooms in college and graduate school that parents of young children are not always aware of the early warning signs of these disorders. However, it’s important to remember that early identification can make treatment less expensive and take less time.
We’ll be addressing these topics and more during our Twitter chat on Wednesday, May 9, that will feature guest experts from ASHA and Amazon gift cards as prizes!
Twitter Chat Details
- When: Wednesday, May 9 from 1-2 pm ET
- Who: @TechSavvyMama and @ASHAWeb
- Hashtag: #BHSMChat
- Prizes: Five $25 Amazon gift cards and a grand prize $75 Amazon gift card
- RSVP: Add your Twitter URL (http://twitter.com/username) to let us know you’re joining us although a RSVP is not required to participate or to be entered to win.
OFFICIAL RULES: On 5/9/18 between 1:00-2:00 pm EST, participants must use the @ symbol and #BHSMChat hashtag to respond directly to @TechSavvyMama in order to qualify to win prizes in response to questions during the event. @TechSavvyMama will choose a winner at random. The tweet must use the hashtag #BHSMChat and tweet to @TechSavvyMama. All decisions are final. Neither the party sponsor nor the hostess @TechSavvyMama is responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Twitter updates, including those from private Twitter accounts.
This post is part of a month-long paid partnership with ASHA.org for Better Speech and Hearing Month. All opinions are my own.