May is Speech and Hearing Month

(Source: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada)

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. Many of us take our ability to communicate for granted. Yet the ability to speak, hear and be heard is much more vital to our everyday lives than most of us realize. Each year, Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) dedicates the month of May to raising public awareness about communication health issues and the professionals who can help.  Throughout May, SAC and our more than 6,000 members — speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants — work to highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication health issues. Whether working with a child with autism, an adult with a hearing impairment or an elderly person recovering from a stroke, their goal is the same: to help people “Speak well. Hear well. Live well”. (Source : Speech-Language & Audiology Canada website).

On behalf of the Strait Regional School Board, Director of Programs and Student Services Paul Landry thanked the Board's Speech-Language Pathologists for their many contributions to school programming and services for students. "Speech-Language Pathologists are valued members of our school teams who assist students with a wide range of communications needs to help them succeed in their school program," says Mr. Landry.

The School Board has developed a brochure specifically designed to answer the many questions parents/guardians may have related to Speech-Language Pathology services. The brochure,
Speech-Language Pathology (S-LP) Services: A Guide for Parents/Guardians, can be accessed by clicking on this link or by contacting your local school or the School Board office.

In addition, there is a wealth of information and resources available via the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada website.