Each May, The American Speech Language Hearing Association offers a variety of events and resources to the public to bring attention to issues of Speech, Language and Hearing.  This year’s theme for Better Hearing and Speech Month, “Communication disorders are treatable,” is an extension of ASHA’s Identify the Signs campaign, which highlights the importance of early detection in treating and even reversing communication disorders.

In keeping with that theme, on Tuesday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. EDT a Google+ Hangout On Air will discuss the importance of early intervention. This free online ASHA event will cover:

  • Newborn hearing screening and monitoring
  • Autism-related communication issues
  • Noise-induced hearing loss in children
  • Language and literacy skills for summer break

Please spread the word. Everyone is welcome to watch and be part of the discussion. To attend the Hangout, RSVP for the event on Google+.

This live broadcast will include ASHA President Elizabeth McCrea, as well as ASHA members from the speech-language pathology and audiology professions, along with representatives from Easter Seals and the U.S. Department of Education. They will answer questions from social media live, so attendees will want to be sure to join the conversation via Google+ and Twitter using the hashtag #BHSM.