Friday, July 25, 2014

Best resource for speech-language information for parents!

Our recent post about speech-language activities was very popular, and it made me realize many parents might not know about the great resources found on the American Speech-Language Hearing website. Of course there are great resources for speech-language pathologists and audiologists on the professional section (I spend a lot of time searching for articles and information for my therapy), but the free section is a great resource for all.

The public section of the ASHA website features many articles just for parents. For example, if you are interested in learning more about social language use (pragmatic language), just click on Speech, Language and Swallowing--->Development--->Social Language Use (Pragmatics). On that page, there is basic information about pragmatic language, and even another link for pragmatic language tips.

Or, say you're wondering about Cochlear Implants. Start by clicking on Hearing and Balance--->Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants and Assistive Technology-->Cochlear Implants Overview. Learn how to pronounce it (koe-klee-er), how it works, and find links for additional resources.

It's really a great resource for all areas of speech, language and hearing for the public. If you work with an SLP or audiologist who is an ASHA member, you can even share your story.

Check it out as a starting point for resources for all things speech, language and hearing!

~Heather H.

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