ASHA #BHSMChat Twitter Party

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is working to educate the public about balanced use of technology in young children, as a majority of U.S. children use technology at a formative stage in their development.

One of the points that ASHA is working to share is the importance of taking time for verbal communication, especially with young children, as this is the primary way that children learn. Communication disorders as causes of disability in children are on the rise. Given that, it is important that parents learn the early signs of speech/language and hearing disorders. ASHA’s public education campaign— Identify the Signs (http://IdentifytheSigns.org)—can help.

Another problem affecting children due to personal technology is noise-induced hearing loss. Be sure to model safe listening practices when using headphones and teach children to keep the volume down and take listening breaks!  Check out these Summer Safety Tips to Protect Hearing!

Please join us for a very important Twitter party, where we’ll be tweeting with ASHA experts for their advice and valuable information about speech/language and hearing in young children. We hope to see you at the…

ASHA #BHSMChat Twitter Party

When: Tuesday, May 19th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

Where: #BHSMchat

How: Follow host @ResourcefulMom, sponsor @ASHAWeb and tweet with the party hashtag to participate.

Prizes

Four (4) winners will each receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 and older only. Employees of ASHA are not eligible to win.

RSVP

Planning on joining us?  Let us know here by adding your Twitter URL (http://twitter.com/username).  An RSVP is not required to participate or to be entered to win

Written by: Amy Lupold Bair

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