ASHA News: ASHA Launches Early Detection Campaign People may fail to seek treatment for speech, language and hearing issues because they aren't familiar with the early warning signs, according to a recent ASHA survey, and ASHA's new nationwide multimedia campaign, "Identify the Signs," aims to reverse that pattern. Launched last month, the year-long campaign ... ASHA News
ASHA News  |   November 01, 2013
ASHA News: ASHA Launches Early Detection Campaign
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ASHA News   |   November 01, 2013
ASHA News: ASHA Launches Early Detection Campaign
The ASHA Leader, November 2013, Vol. 18, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.18112013.60
The ASHA Leader, November 2013, Vol. 18, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.18112013.60
People may fail to seek treatment for speech, language and hearing issues because they aren't familiar with the early warning signs, according to a recent ASHA survey, and ASHA's new nationwide multimedia campaign, "Identify the Signs," aims to reverse that pattern.
Launched last month, the year-long campaign includes television, radio and print public service announcements—in English and Spanish—distributed throughout the country. A campaign website highlights the early warning signs of speech, language and hearing disorders and provides resources for treatment and help.
In a recent ASHA membership survey, 45 percent of respondents reported lack of awareness as the chief barrier to early detection of communication disorders. Research has shown that early detection is critical to treating—and often reversing—communication disorders. Delayed treatment can result in social isolation, poor academic or career performance, and delayed development.
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