As you undoubtedly already know, May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), a month dedicated to raising awareness about communication disorders and to promoting treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing. Of course ASHA offers many resources for BHSM, but the prevalence of social media sharing means that you can also tap into lots of other resources and learn about how others are spreading the word about BHSM.
Wondering how to access this wealth of information? One way is to follow the #BHSM hashtag on Twitter. Not sure what a hashtag is, or don’t want to bother using Twitter? No worries–just bookmark this link and check it throughout the month to follow the conversations about BHSM on Twitter.
Here are a few blog posts and other resources pulled from the #BHSM Twitter stream this past week:
- Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP, shared a hearing loss prevention infographic as well as some resources about brain injury prevention.
- Christopher Bugaj, MA CCC-SLP, did a blog post and podcast about contextualized communication.
- Heidi Hanks, MS, CCC-SLP, shares some BHSM resources and highlights the winners of ASHA’s BHSM video contest.
- The PediaStaff blog links to several organizations’ BHSM resource pages.
- The Deafness Research Foundation shares 17 Misconceptions about People with Hearing Loss.
If you have other blog posts or resources to share, please leave a comment. Every Friday during May ASHAsphere will do a roundup highlighting some of the previous week’s shared BHSM resources.