There is no content to display.

Take the Communicate Awareness Challenge!

Take the #communicateawareness challenge!

We are calling on speech-language pathologists, audiologists, communication health assistants and all other interested individuals to help us launch #communicateawareness, our 2017 Speech and Hearing Month social media campaign.

Beginning May 1, 2017, take the #communicateawareness challenge!

  1. Think of a message you want to communicate. (For example, ordering something in a restaurant, asking for help in a store or sending well wishes to a friend.) The challenge is to find a way to communicate your message without using your speaking voice.

You could use sign language and/or gestures, use written words and/or pictures, use a communication board (an example is available at www.maymonth.ca), use a communication app or online resource such as:

Let Me Talk app  |  Text to Speech Reader  |  American Sign Language UniversityAAC Speech Buddy

  1. Take a photo or video of yourself completing the challenge and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #communicateawareness. Feel free to include reactions to your challenge (difficulties you encountered, how it made you feel, how other people responded, etc.) When posting photographs or video, please make sure anyone shown in your social media post is aware that they are being filmed/photographed.
  1. Tag three people or groups in your post and call on them to participate in the #communicateawareness challenge!

Throughout the month of May, you can support the campaign by sharing the resources available at www.maymonth.ca on your own social media channels and retweeting our Speech and Hearing Month posts.

We are launching this campaign to highlight three key messages:

  1. You can communicate when you don’t have a speaking voice.
  2. Being able to communicate is a basic human right.
  3. There are ways to support those with communication needs.

Here are some Sample Key Messages for Posting on Social Media to get you started:

Twitter

Take the #communicateawareness challenge! Can you communicate without using your speaking voice? (www.maymonth.ca)

Being able to communicate is a basic human right #slpeeps #audpeeps #communicateawareness #maymonth (www.maymonth.ca)

You can communicate when you don’t have a speaking voice  #slpeeps #audpeeps #communicateawareness #maymonth (www.maymonth.ca)

There are ways to support those with communication needs #slpeeps #audpeeps #communicateawareness #maymonth (www.maymonth.ca)

Facebook

Take the #communicateawareness challenge! To participate, think of a message you want to communicate. (For example, ordering something in a restaurant, asking for help in a store or sending well wishes to a friend.) The challenge is to find a way to communicate your message without using your speaking voice.

You could use a communication board, sign language and/or gestures, use written words and/or pictures, and use a communication app or online resource to communicate your message. Take a photo or video of yourself completing the challenge and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #communicateawareness.

Feel free to include reactions to your challenge (difficulties you encountered, how it made you feel, how other people responded, etc.) Then call on three other people or groups to take the challenge.


Additional Information and Resources


Hope you have a great Speech and Hearing Month 2017!

*ACSLPA promotes the professions and supports its members during May is Speech and Hearing Month by participating with the Pan-Canadian Alliance in our capacity as a regulatory body with a member services arm.