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.”
This year we will be focusing on drawing attention to the importance of access to speech-language pathology and audiology services in long-term care homes.
New Resources for 2022
- Who We Are Information Sheet: Speech-Language Pathologists
- Who We Are Information Sheet: Audiologists
- Long-Term Care Information Sheet
- SAC Position Paper: Speech-Language Pathology Caseload and Workload Issues in Schools
- Collaborating with Teachers Information Sheet
- Checklist for Supporting Students in Dual Language Contexts
- SAC Profiles: Living with Aphasia
SAC has partnered with the Aphasia Centre of Ottawa to profile four clients of the Centre in order to help raise public awareness about aphasia and the importance of speech-language pathology services in assisting individuals with aphasia. To learn more about each of their stories, click here.
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.