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As the school year winds to a close, we’re celebrating making it through a roller coaster of a year but questions linger about what lies ahead. We hope there will be a full return to in-person school but what does this mean for our kids?
Has virtual school impacted their academic and social development? Will their reliance on screens for hours on end will affect their eyes and ears? How can we reset screen time limits when they’ve been dependent on screens? Fortunately my friends at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) can help answer these questions!
In honor of May being Better Hearing and Speech Month, I’m partnering with ASHA and hosting a Twitter chat on Friday, May 21 at 1:30 pm ET. During #BHSMChat, we’ll be providing helpful resources to families looking for guidance about these questions and more.
ASHA and I will share tips on resetting screen time limits to combat online fatigue. We’ll discuss how to ensure safe summer listening during outdoor events (like outdoor concerts and fireworks) and ways to build social skills at home so our kids will be ready for school come fall.
We’ll talk about what are the normal communication development milestones to look for along with early warning signs of speech/language disorders. Early identification can make treatment less expensive and take less time.
Parents of school-age children should also be aware of a wonderful resource within their schools—the speech language pathologist (SLP)! We’ll discuss what the role of a SLP is and how their services can help children with speech/language disorders.
We’ll be addressing these topics and more during our Better Hearing and Speech Month Twitter chat on Friday, May 21 that will feature guest experts from ASHA and Amazon gift cards as prizes!
Better Hearing and Speech Month Twitter Chat Details
- When: Friday, May 21 from 1:30-2:30 pm ET
- Who: Follow hosts @TechSavvyMama & @ASHAWeb
- Hashtag: #BHSMChat
- Prizes: Five $25 Amazon gift cards and a grand prize $100 Amazon gift card
- RSVP: Add your Twitter handle or URL (http://twitter.com/username) in the comments below to be eligible to win prizes.
OFFICIAL RULES: On 5/21/21 between 1:30-2:30 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 partnership with ASHA.org for Better Speech and Hearing Month. All opinions are my own.