Identify the Signs 101

I am partnering with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's campaign to educate the public about the early warning signs of communication disorders. Speech, language and hearing disorders are treatable. Early detection is a major contributor to speedier recoveries, shortened treatment periods and reduced costs for individuals and society alike.

Facts by the Numbers

    - 64% of parents are unaware of the early warning signs 

    - 57% of parents don't realize that without early detection treatment takes longer and is more expensive

    - 45% of individuals don't know that misuse of personal audio technology may cause hearing loss

    - by the 1st grade, roughly 5% of children have a noticeable speech disorder

    - more than 3 million American's stutter

    - 5 studies on early detection and intervention have shown that future benefits exceed treatment cost at a ratio as high as 7 to 1.

    - 1 in 5 Americans (48 million people) have hearing loss in at least one ear

    

Signs You'll Learn About: 

    - Signs of a Language Disorder

    - Signs of a Speech Sound Disorder

    - Signs of Stuttering (Disfluency)

    - Signs of a Voice Disorder

 

 

Your Next Steps

    - know what is developmentally appropriate for your child's age

    - if you, a caregiver or other professional have a concern seek the guidance of a certified Speech Language Pathologist

    - pursue speech-language therapy if your child's skill have been found to be delayed

    - continue to provide language-developing (and fun) activities for your child

for Parents...

The Identify the Signs seminar for families lasts 30-45 minutes with time for some Q & A!

 

For more information about hosting an Identify the Signs 101 Seminar, contact me here!  You can also give me a call at 407-325-0427.

for Teachers: an in-Service

The in-service for teachers lasts 1 hour and a certificate of completion will be provided for each staff member in attendance!

 

For more information about hosting an Identify the Signs In-Service, contact me here!  You can also give me a call at 407-325-0427.

Availability may be limited. Conditions do apply. Please contact us to find out more information.

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