As a professional, you'll need to clearly articulate the services you provide while encouraging clients to take an action based on your recommendations. By participating in events like the ones mentioned below, you'll practice explaining the value of your services while increasing awareness of communication disorders throughout your community.
"On-Campus" CSD Awareness
This may look a little different this year because of virtual learning, but you can still spread CSD awareness among your peers! Share news through your university's TV or radio station, attend virtual meetings of other organizations on campus, or generate a social media campaign. Now's the time to get creative!
Support a CSD organization or cause of your choice! At any time throughout the year, hold events for chapter members to volunteer their time or make monetary donations to your chosen organization or cause. It can be volunteering through your program's clinic, an organization that supports speech or hearing disorders—whatever works best for your chapter. We simply want you to spread the NSSLHA Love throughout your community!
Check out our ideas for doing this virtually!
Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)—Every May
Each May, BHSM provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in providing life-altering treatment. Follow ASHA's yearly theme and host events on campus to promote the event!
World Hearing Day—March 3, 2021
World Hearing Day raises awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Follow the World Health Organization's yearly theme and host events on campus to promote the day!
Healthy Communication & Popular Technology
Support ASHA’s Healthy Communication & Popular Technology initiative by sharing our 5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing flyer [PDF] on your campus.