NSSLHA Chapters, Try These Better Hearing and Speech Month Ideas Each May, communication sciences and disorders students have an opportunity to bring awareness about communication disorders to their campuses and communities during Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). Still need ideas for how your local National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter can participate? Here a few to get ... ASHA News
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NSSLHA Chapters, Try These Better Hearing and Speech Month Ideas
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ASHA News   |   May 01, 2017
NSSLHA Chapters, Try These Better Hearing and Speech Month Ideas
The ASHA Leader, May 2017, Vol. 22, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.22052017.60
The ASHA Leader, May 2017, Vol. 22, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.22052017.60
Each May, communication sciences and disorders students have an opportunity to bring awareness about communication disorders to their campuses and communities during Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM).
  • Coin wars—Partner with other local chapters and compete to collect money for NSSLHA Loves (this year’s recipient is CommunicAID+Nation).

  • Info booths—Set up a booth in your dining hall to show students what living with a swallowing disorder can look—and taste—like. Pick some favorite dining hall foods (pureed or thickened) and let students taste-test modified diet samples.

  • Hearing screenings—Provide hearing screenings and free earplugs to students, faculty and staff.

  • Book drives—Collect children’s books and donate them to local elementary schools, hospitals or shelters.

  • Media promotions—Partner with your school’s newspaper, magazine, radio and/or TV stations to feature BHSM in their May issues and broadcasts.

  • Event sponsorships—Present about BHSM before your school’s entertainment events—baseball or lacrosse games, concerts and comedy shows, for example—and provide earplugs.

  • Special events—Partner with other organizations (hospice or Best Buddies, for example) to host a charity ball.

Remember to share your events through social media using #BHSM17!
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