Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Better Hearing and Speech Month Proclamation





Thanks to the efforts of MSHA President Amy LeBert and President-Elect Kimberly Ward, May is now officially Better Hearing and Speech Month for the City of Hattiesburg! We were so thrilled to have Mayor Toby Barker today to read the proclamation among a crowd of faculty, students, and alumni at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and it’s Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinics are so proud to be leading the way in this unprecedented moment for our city and its citizens! #BHSM

Monday, May 7, 2018

National Stuttering Awareness Week 2018


Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7, 2018, and offers an opportunity to focus public attention on a complex disorder that touches 70 million people around the world and more than three million in the U.S. alone.

“Actions speak so much louder than words,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “This year, the focus of our effort to celebrate Stuttering Awareness Week is to spotlight helpful activities everyone can do for the people who stutter in their lives. One in five children stutters for at least a short period of time, and one in 100 adults struggles with fluency on a regular basis. Most people know someone – a family member, a friend, a coworker or a classmate – who stutters.”

Watch a New Video: Know a person who stutters, a concerned mom or dad, or a school speech therapist? Ask them if they’ve seen our most recent video titled Kids Who Stutter: Parents Speak available featuring proven tips from parents and hands-on speech-language pathologists.  https://www.stutteringhelp.org/content/kids-who-stutter-parents-speak

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018



Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.
For 2018, the theme is "Communication for All." ASHA has many resources to help you celebrate all month long. Please go to the ASHA website to check on the latest materials and information on BHSM activities. https://www.asha.org/bhsm/

Apraxia Awareness Month


Awareness Day? How About Awareness Month!

Every year on May 14th we celebrate Apraxia Awareness Day and commit to spreading awareness in our local and online communities. This year we are increasing our efforts and extending Apraxia Awareness Day to Apraxia Awareness Month

Celebrate with us for the ENTIRE month of May!

Looking for a way to get involved? Look on our website for ideas to spread awareness, including reaching out to local media, writing blogs, and showing off apraxia awareness gear from our store! https://www.apraxia-kids.org/apraxia-awareness-month/

Better Hearing and Speech Month Proclamation

Thanks to the efforts of MSHA President Amy LeBert and President-Elect Kimberly Ward, May is now officially Better Hearing and Speec...