May is always a busy month, filled with graduations, end of year transitions, and the end of school years. It’s also a month where we celebrate two important events around disability and inclusion. First, through the support of ASHA, we have Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Here is a link to download the Better Hearing & Speech Month logo from ASHA
encourages those with questions about hearing, speech or language development, or literacy and learning to reach out to a Speech Language Pathologist. If you are interested in learning more in this area, XceptionalED
has some courses that might be of interest to you.
If you are a new parent (or grandparent) you might be interested in this resource
about hearing development.
If you have concerns about your hearing or a student’s hearing in your world, this resource
might give you some ideas.
Please take a moment to look at all the amazing resources out there at ASHA’s main site
On Thursday May 20th, we also celebrated the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments. Accessibility comes in all different forms, but it’s important to be aware as content creators, in whatever role you play - as an SLP, OT, Special Education Teacher, or administrator.
is an accessible platform for students with disabilities/impairments. Both Verge Learning
are committed to digital accessibility across its spectrum of course offerings and teletherapy platform interventions. Digital Accessibility means that the platform, website, mobile app, or document can be navigated easily and understood by all users, including those with cognitive, motor, hearing, or vision related disabilities.
We hope you will check out these resources and comment on what resources you use to celebrate BHSM and GAAD!