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The ASHA Leader is the official blog of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Enjoy a look into current speech-language practices, technologies, issues, and educational classroom topics.  Speech therapy often integrates classroom educational curriculum, along with appropriate topics that both interest and motivate the student or patient. 

 We encourage well-rounded educational, social, and practical aspects in communications, as conversational elements also factor into success. To leverage all of these components and achieve the greatest results—and to provide added global and diverse perspectives for continuing success in today’s environments—we often integrate national and world history, news, travel, culture, and fun facts.

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Recent blogs

Tips for Talking to Parents About Speech and Language Concerns
Tips for Talking to Parents About Speech and Language Concerns
By Katie Conn Suggs, M.S., CCC-SLP
Categories: Talking with Parents
As the new year approaches—potentially along with a new round of referrals—it’s a good time to prepare for new students who have yet to be identified for speech and language issues...
The Accidental Therapist—Katie Suggs Featured in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Publication
The Accidental Therapist—Katie Suggs Featured in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Publication
By Katie Conn Suggs, M.S., CCC-SLP
Categories: External Publications
“I want my kids to feel good about themselves, be kind and good to each other, learn some new skills and have some fun.” Featured article in CMS Insider, publication of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools...
How a Football-Loving SLP Views Potential Effects of Repeated Head Injuries
How a Football-Loving SLP Views Potential Effects of Repeated Head Injuries
By Katie Conn Suggs, M.S., CCC-SLP
Categories: Science and Speech
Originally published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) on The ASHA Leader Blog, October 12, 2017 Read on The ASHA Leader Blog site When I was in high school applying for colleges, I had two criteria for my potential university: strong...
Hold the Phone!
Hold the Phone!
By Katie Conn Suggs, M.S., CCC-SLP
Categories: Technology and Speech
Originally published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) on The ASHA Leader Blog, August 24, 2017. A recent study from the University of Toronto found that for every 30 minutes of daily screen use, a child’s risk of developing speech and language delays increases by 49%. Specifically, researchers found difficulties with expressive language or the ability to verbally communicate words, thoughts, and ideas with others…
Better Speech and Hearing Month: Kids and Technology
Better Speech and Hearing Month: Kids and Technology
By Katie Conn Suggs, M.S., CCC-SLP
Categories: Technology and Speech
Katie Suggs discussed the impact of technology on children on FOX 46 Charlotte, during Better Speech and Hearing Month...