You might know or be a family member, friend, or neighbor who actively cares for someone with physical, cognitive, or mental needs. A great deal of time, patience, and costs are associated with being a caregiver for someone. Many are often unaware of the long-term commitment it takes to care for or supervise someone with new or long-standing challenges.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a national organization that represents professional, research, and credentialing needs of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech-language-hearing scientists. Each May, ASHA celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month. This annual celebration gives professionals in the field an opportunity to increase awareness regarding various hearing and communication disorders that impact individuals across the lifespan.
This blog has been updated from July 2020 to include new resources provided from The Stroke Association to help individuals with acquired language or cognitive deficits get back online.
Devon Brunson, MS, CCC-SLP
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