SLP Related Awareness Months


As a part of NSSLHA and our Advocacy aspect as Speech-Language Pathologists, we are encouraged and happy to spread information about our profession. Personally, I want more people to know how an SLP can help in more than just one or two aspects of the field. While every profession – nursing, PT, OT, respiratory, teachers – has its place among the disciplines, I am focused on how SLPs can impact more and more people.

A great way to spread the word about our profession and skill-set is to piggy-back off of Nationally recognized “Awareness Months” with an SLP twist. So,if you are looking for a way to stretch our services or reach new clients, may I suggest one of the following:

January is Quality of Life Month

February is Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month

March is Listening Awareness Month, March into Literacy Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

May is  Better Speech and Hearing Month,  Older American’s Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, Strike Out Strokes Month, Stroke Awareness Month,

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, Children’s Awareness Month, Potty Training Awareness Month, Student Safety Month

July is Make a Difference to Children Month

August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

September is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month

October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Dyslexia Awareness Month, Physical Therapy Month, Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Month, Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month

December – surprisingly, there is no recognized “month” worth mentioning [that I found]

**I found many of these recognized Months at McGraw-Hill 

And of course…a comic :)

About these ads

About SLP_Echo

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist completing my Clinical Fellowship in Alaska.

Posted on June 5, 2012, in SLPeep and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,678 other followers

%d bloggers like this: