Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month each May.
Speech and language disorders can take many forms and can limit academic achievement, social adjustment, and career advancement. An individual may be born with a speech or language disorder, or it may be caused by accidental injury or illness. An estimated 14 million Americans are affected by speech and language disorders.
Fortunately, most people with speech and language problems can be helped. Even if the problem cannot be eliminated, we can teach people with speech and language problems strategies to help them cope. People may not fully regain their capacity to speak and understand, but a speech-language pathologist can help them live more independently.
Speech-language pathologists are the professionals who treat all types of speech, language, and related disorders. Speech-language pathologists work in schools, private practice, hospitals, clinics, and other health and education settings. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 145,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
The Union County School District proudly acknowledges and salutes our Speech and Language staff:
Sharon Gault, Speech Pathologist
Catherine Childers, Speech Pathologist
Karen Gregory, Speech Pathologist
Lashondra Phillips, Speech Pathologist
Dorothy Keith, Speech Therapist