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Parents: Put Down Your Smartphone!

The president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recently warned parents about how their constant smartphone use may be harming the development of their children's communication skills. The parent of every young child should heed her warning: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/16/parents-smartphone-screen-time-new-secondhand-smoke-column/4448231002/

Parents Unaware of Signs of Communications Disorders

Results of a new national poll released by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month show a majority of communication professionals say parents are generally not aware of the early warning signs of communication disorders—nor do they recognize the benefits of early treatment. According to the poll of more than 1,100 ASHA members—audiologists and speech-language pathologists—the number one barrier to early identification of communication disorders is lack of awareness about the warning signs among parents (46% said this was the case). A full 69% say parents of young children are not aware of the early warning signs of speech/language diso