During the month of May, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists take the opportunity to raise awareness for our professions and the many people, young and old, who struggle with a communication delay and/or hearing loss. I might be biased, but I do believe that communication is one of the most critical skills for living a satisfying life. Communication difficulties can be caused by many things: some children are slow to learn to talk, have trouble understanding things that are said to them or have difficulty saying what the want to say clearly. At any age, communication can be made more challenging by stuttering, hearing loss, voice disorders or a wide variety of behavioral and medical issues.
Speech-Language Pathologists work hard to improve the quality of life for people with communication challenges and their families, and what a rewarding job this is! Happy Speech and Hearing Month!