Don’t forget we have our 2nd NSSLHA meeting tomorrow at 3:30 in the SHLS classroom!
Can’t wait to see everyone there!
1 in every 88 children is diagnosed with autism. Autism is treatable, but children do not outgrow it. Here are some signs to look for in your child: § Little to no eye contact § Delay or lack of spoken language § Little interest in relationships with peers § Fixation on parts of objects …View full post
1 in every 88 children is diagnosed with autism. Autism is treatable, but children do not outgrow it. Here are some signs to look for in your child:
§ Little to no eye contact
§ Delay or lack of spoken language
§ Little interest in relationships with peers
§ Fixation on parts of objects
§ Repetitive use of language and/or motor skill
For more information go to: www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month
April 21 – 28 is National Infant Immunization Week (Last Week in April)
By immunizing your child you can prevent diseases that may affect their development. Vaccines are the most successful and cost effective in preventing disease. Giving infants vaccines by the age of 2 can prevent 14 childhood diseases.
For more information go to: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html
April 24th is World Meningitis Day
The best way to prevent Meningitis is by getting the meningitis vaccine. Meningitis can cause hearing loss and brain damage or even a learning disability. Bacterial Meningitis can be spread by direct contact with secretions from the nose or throat which contain the bacteria. It is believed that 10-20% of people are carrying the bacteria at any given time. Viral Meningitis is most often spread through fecal contamination or secretions from the nose or throat. Fungal Meningitis is spread by inhaling fungal spores from the environment.
For more information go to: www.comoonline.org
Come on out for a great event!
NSSLHA’s Sertoma Walk to “Celebrate Sound” will happen in 3 weeks!! It includes a 5K of High Bridge Trail in Farmville, VA plus activities centered around healthy hearing habits.
The walk starts at 10am on April 5th at the Farmville Train Station. Registration can be completed at 9am on the day of the walk, or by accessing the walk’s website at: http://www.mycelebratesound.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1103173&lis=1&kntae1103173=3D93758F779F4E1584AA4EFC069975EE.
We hope to see you there!
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at Longwood is hosting a 5K walk on the High Bridge Trail to raise awareness and funds for the deaf and hard of hearing. The walk will begin at the Farmville Train Station on Saturday, April 5 at 10 am.
Registration starts at 9 am at the train station on the day of the event, or you can register online today instead by clicking the following link:
Can’t make it to the walk but would still like to donate? Just click on the link above to make your contribution!
Please don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to raise money for a good cause while enjoying a pleasant walk during the first days of spring!
A brain injury can happen at any time, anywhere, and to anyone. More than 1.7 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. According to the CDC, the leading causes of Traumatic Brain Injury are:
§ Assaults (10%)
§ Struck by/against something (16.5%)
§ Car crash (17.3%)
§ Falls (35.2%)
For more information go to: www.biausa.org
March 12 – 18 is Brain Awareness Week
According to the Dana Foundation there are many ways we can keep our brain young, including:
§ Daily exercise
§ Interact with people
§ Eat a healthy diet including fruit, vegetables, and fish or nuts. Limiting trans and saturated fats
§ Get enough sleep (about 8 hours for most adults)
§ Find ways to manage your stress
§ Stimulate your mind with activities that challenge the brain
§ Have a sense of self-worth
§ Reduce cardiovascular risk factors
§ Keep your head protected during at-risk activities
For more information go to: www.dana.org/brainweek