May is Speech & Hearing Month in Canada!
Each year, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) dedicates the month of May to raising public awareness about communication health. We work to highlight the importance of early detection and intervention of communication disorders, and the role that our members and associates play in helping people to “Speak well. Hear well. Live well.”
Being well into the third wave of the pandemic, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) understands that the landscape of practice and life in general continues to be challenging. We are aware of the significant stress experienced by our members and associates during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we know many are working long hours to provide front-line care in difficult conditions and that others are working from home while supporting their own children’s learning.
Given these challenges and the virtual landscape, SAC has developed several toolkits to assist members and associates in participating in the Speech & Hearing Month campaign virtually.
For 2021, we’ve created four new resources with varying topics:
- Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL)
- Communication Health Assistants
- The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools
Each year, we host a Kids’ Contest to encourage young people to share their experiences of working with communication health professionals. If you work with children under the age of 11, be sure to encourage them to participate.