May is Speech and Hearing Month

Posted on May 6, 2021

May is Speech and Hearing Month! Did you know...
(facts taken from: https://www.acslpa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/May-Month-Tips-SLP.pdf

  1. A child’s vocabulary upon entering school is a prime predictor of school success or failure. 
  2. Watching TV does not improve a child’s vocabulary or communication skills; there is no substitute for conversation when it comes to learning to talk. 
  3. Early language abilities are directly related to later reading abilities. 
  4. It is projected that the number of adults with low-literacy skills in Canada will increase from 12.4 million in 2006 to 15 million by 2031  

Check out more facts here --> https://www.acslpa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/May-Month-Tips-SLP.pdf

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