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SOURCE American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) will release new resources from the Identify the Signs campaign to educate the public about the early signs of communication disorders and how early detection can help.
To view the Digital Media Release, please click here: http://dmr.homefrontdc.com/272/may-is-better-hearing-and-speech-month/.
This year's BHSM theme is "Communication Disorders Are Treatable" and the awareness effort will highlight four weekly topics, including newborn hearing screening and follow up, noise-induced hearing loss in children, communication issues related to autism, and language and literacy. Among the new resources from the Identify the Signs campaign:
ASHA encourages the public to sign the Universal Declaration of Communication Rights to help bring attention to people with communication disorders and the professional care that can help them.
For further information about the early warning signs of communication disorders and where to go for help visit IdentifyTheSigns.org.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders. www.asha.org/.
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