In the month of May, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and other professionals working in the field raise awareness about communicative health. Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) aims to “highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication disorders, and the role that our members and associates play in helping people to “Speak well. Hear well. Live well.””

Take a moment to reflect on how communication affects your life everyday.

If your child is under 11, SAC is holding their annual contests for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Visit the Kid’s Hub on the SAC website for more information.

This could be a great opportunity to target language goals. For example:

  • Vocabulary: labeling colours, body parts, animals.
  • Requesting: be the keeper of the colouring utensils so that your child will have to request for a new colour each time they want one.
  • WH- Questions: “What is your favourite part about visiting your SLP (or audiologist, or communication health assistant)? Why?
  • Narratives: “Let’s tell a story about Simon the Owl.”

Handouts from SAC

Language and Literacy Skills

Creating a Listening-Friendly Classroom