American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Stockwell Place Elementary

Bossier City, Louisiana

Students and teachers at my elementary school partnered to promote Better Hearing and Speech Month. Most students participated in the ASHA drawing contest. To help raise awareness about communication disorders and Better Hearing and Speech Month, several teachers and I read the book Communication by Aliki to help the kindergarten and first grade students. Also, many students were able to activate augmentative and alternative communication devices (Tech Talk, Super Talker, and Big Mac) for hands on educational experience.

One of the fifth grade teachers, Carolyn Lowe, initiated a "deaf day" in her classroom on Wednesday, May 14th. All of her students wore ear plugs to understand the importance of hearing and communication. Mrs. Lowe stated, "They didn't last long...it was too hard for them to not hear everything going on. Thanks for all your help. They really enjoyed your visit."

A fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Howell, taught her class how to do sign language with the Pledge of Allegiance. The students in her class really enjoyed the project!

What an exciting month we had at Stockwell Place Elementary School promoting May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Submitted by: Suanne McConathy

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