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Beyond NIDCD: News from Other Organizations

May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month
The American Academy of Audiology has prepared resources in celebration of May as Better Hearing Month. More information available online.

Resources are also available from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to recognize May as Better Hearing and Speech Month. Visit the ASHA Web site for more information.

Upcoming Stuttering Foundation Five-day Workshops
June 4-8
Boston, MA
Cognitive Approaches to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy – Participants will practice skills that are transferable to working with older children and families.

June 18-22
Philadelphia, PA
Treating Children and Adolescents Who Stutter – Participants will practice new skills and present their questions about how to work with clients who stutter.

Both five-day workshops are presented through lectures, small group activities, videotape demonstrations, and discussion. For more information, visit the Stuttering Foundation Web site.

Noise and Hearing Loss Brochure
Noise is all around us in our everyday environments and it is a common cause of hearing loss. This brochure from the American Academy of Audiology includes a useful “levels of noise” chart, as well as information on everyday noises and tips on protecting your hearing. Order this brochure through the AAA Web site.

New Chapters and Resources for People Who Stutter
New Chapters for Kids and Teens
With about 80 adult support chapters throughout the United States, the National Stuttering Association (NSA) has recently added support chapters for children and teens who stutter and their parents. NSA-Kids (ages 8-12) and NSA-TWST (Teens Who Stutter, ages 13-20) are designed to meet the special needs of kids and teens, their parents, and the speech-language pathologists who work with them.

Young Children Who Stutter
Written for parents, this comprehensive booklet describes the early signs of stuttering, provides an overview of what to expect in therapy, and explains how parents can help the child at home, emphasizing the importance of early intervention. Also available in Spanish.

Bullying and Teasing
This 116-page manual provides practical suggestions for helping children who stutter over­come the effects of teasing and bullying. The manual offers separate sections for parents, speech-language pathologists, teachers, school administrators, and children who stutter. It also contains an appendix of available children’s literature on teasing and bullying in general.

Information for Educators
This brochure informs teachers how to help students who stutter in the classroom by creating an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding.

For more information on how to obtain these resources, call the National Stuttering Association at 800-937-8888 or visit the NSA Web site.

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