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Better Hearing & Speech Month Roundup Week 1

by Maggie McGary
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Happy Better Hearing & Speech Month! This May marks the 85th anniversary of 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. ASHA offers many resources for BHSM, and with each passing year, more and more SLPs, audiologists, and others interested in CSD are using social media to share ideas for celebrating BHSM.

Twitter is a great way to hear what others are doing to celebrate BHSM. You can follow the #BHSM hashtag on Twitter or just bookmark this link and check it throughout the month to follow the conversations about BHSM on Twitter. We’ve also started a Better Hearing & Speech Month Ideas board on Pinterest, where we’ll be pinning/re-pinning resources and ideas we see throughout the month.

Each week throughout May ASHAsphere will be highlighting some of the blog posts and other resources we’ve found using these social media sources. Here are just a few of the many posts we’ve seen this week:

  • Christopher Bugaj, MA CCC-SLP, did his annual A.T. TIPSCAST podcast and accompanying blog post about language-based curriculum, dedicated to BHSM.
  • Dan P McLellan, CCC-SLP, did a post about BHSM in his new blog, Speechguy.
  • Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP, lists some BHSM resources on the Advance  Early Intervention Speech Therapy blog.
  • Canadian SLP Skye Blue Angus has a great May Month (Canada’s Speech and Hearing Month) photo of the day challenge on her blog, CREE-ZY, CRAZY SPEECHIE.
  • Lisa M. Geary, MS, CCC-SLP created printable information pages SLPs can share with parents, teachers and other educators, along with some other BHSM resources, on Livespeaklove.

Share your blog posts or other resources in the comments and we’ll continue sharing them each Thursday throughout May.


Maggie McGary is the online community & social media manager at ASHA, and manages ASHAsphere.

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Lisa May 3, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Thank you Maggie! I am honored to be included in your BHSM feature! I love the Roundup idea…I will definitely keep checking for more resources this month.

Chris May 3, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Same here Maggie! I feel honored that you included the A.T.TIPSCAST with such great company. I think every year there is an ever growing number of fantastic contributions to Better Hearing and Speech Month! Fantastic!

Consonantly Speaking May 3, 2012 - 7:54 pm

Feel free to head on over to my website for links to more free printables for Better Hearing and Speech Month and a list of discounted/giveaways for speech applications on the iPod/iPad!

Free BHSM printables post – http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/05/free-printables-for-better-hearing-and-speech-month

BHSM Month Speech App Discounts and Giveaways post – http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/05/speech-app-discounts-and-giveaways-for-better-hearing-and-speech-month

Very informative post!

Heather May 9, 2012 - 12:15 am

Hi Maggie,
I have a few ideas to share for raising awareness during BHSM at http://www.heatherspeechtherapy.com
I have posted some free handouts that are ready to download and print and I will be posting more free handouts throughout this month.
Just thought I would share! Thanks for the great websites and links you posted!
Best Wishes,
Heather Gehringer

Kate May 9, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Hi Maggie,
We just posted a new blog entry on the research currently being done in the Heller Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine, to cure hearing loss.

Upcoming posts will discuss the work of the other labs associated with the Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss
~ Thanks

Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP May 9, 2012 - 1:40 pm

As Clinical Director, we are meeting with area FosterCare Caseworkers to discuss Hearing, Speech and Language Disorders in Children through Adolescents!

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