May 1, 2023
Good evening, and Happy May to each of you! We are excited to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing work of our Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) during Better Speech and Hearing Month.
We agree with Kylie Romanowicz of the Michigan State University Extension who writes:
“Communication is the foundation for all human relationships. We use communication as a tool to share with others, understand, resolve conflicts, collaborate and build warm and trusting relationships.”
We salute and thank our SLPs for working closely with families and staff to support students in accessing effective communication skills, strategies and tools.
As we acknowledge Better Speech and Hearing Month, we look forward to our Spring Virtual Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Supper Club, and invite our whole community to join us online this Wednesday evening to learn more about AAC from 6-7pm. Please see the details in our Events section.
Virginia Department of Education
2023 Parent Involvement Survey
All parents of school-aged children and youth with disabilities who receive special education services in Virginia are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. The survey will remain open through December 15, 2023. If you have questions concerning this survey, please contact Chiquita Seaborne, Family Engagement Specialist/Special Projects Coordinator, via telephone at (804) 225-3898 or via email, at Chiquita.Seaborne@doe.virginia.gov.
ASHA – The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – has shared the following resources:
- Be Tech Wise With Baby!English | Spanish [PDF]
- Be Tech Wise With Toddler!English | Spanish [PDF]
- Communicating With Baby ToolkitEnglish | Spanish
- Identify the Signs Public Service AnnouncementEnglish | Spanish
- ASHA-Bright by Text TALK Program
- Act Now on Hearing CampaignEnglish | Spanish
- Real Stories Campaign
- OTC Hearing Aid Toolkit
Please visit our Events page for current PRC, APS, county & community events!