Identify The Signs
New School Year Resources for Parents and Teachers
As families face a school year like never before, ASHA is offering the public advice about supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as those with speech and/or language disorders in virtual and in-person learning environments. ASHA encourages members to share these resources with parents, colleagues, and others who may find them helpful.

Bright by Text Partnership
This spring, ASHA’s Identify the Signs campaign joined forces with Bright by Text, a service that delivers weekly text messages to parents of children from birth to age 8. Other content partners include Sesame Workshop, PBS Kids, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The first grouping of ASHA content began circulating via the service in mid-June. These messages provide caregivers with information about ways to encourage a child’s development, expected milestones by age and stage, and much more. Members can contact ASHA for promotional materials if they wish to share information about the service with patient and client families.
Other COVID-19 Resources
ASHA has developed many COVID-19 public resources that are especially relevant for families with toddlers and elementary-aged children. Members may link to or print out these ASHA articles for their own use. Topics include:
2020 AAP Convention
ASHA’s Identify the Signs campaign will be represented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2020 Convention via a virtual exhibit booth (due to COVID-19, the annual event will be fully online this year). During the show, ASHA plans to unveil a new resource for prospective and new parents on healthy technology use; promote its Communicating With Baby toolkit for pediatricians and parents; and share information on ASHA certification with pediatricians nationwide.New Stuttering Toolkit
ASHA recently created a new digital toolkit with shareable graphics about stuttering. Information pertains to children and adults, and covers topics such as when to seek help from a speech-language pathologist, how stuttering is treated, and how to make Zoom meetings/virtual interactions more successful for people who stutter.

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