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International Communication Project Offers New Resource Page on COVID-19 and Communication Disability

Group Invites Page Content Submissions

June 4, 2020

(Rockville, MD) A new resource page open to individuals, organizations, and entities who focus on communication disability is now available on the website of the International Communication Project (ICP).

Although the initial page reflects content shared by the founding organizations of the ICP, the page is envisioned as ultimately including content from other sources.

“Our intent is to maintain and develop it (the page) collaboratively, expand and refresh it with submissions from around the globe,” the ICP founders note on the page. “We invite parties with ideas for content or suggestions to please contact pr@asha.org.”

The page has two sections—one for the public and another for professionals. In the public section, the emphasis is on information that empowers persons with communication disability who are facing barriers that stem from COVID-19. In the private section, page visitors will find examples of guidance offered to communication professionals as they work with students, clients, and patients amidst the pandemic.

Launched in 2014, the ICP seeks to raise the profile of communication disability on a global scale. Its founders are Speech Pathology Australia; Speech-Language & Audiology Canada; the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists; the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association; the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists; and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 211,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.


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