Free Language & Hearing Assessments

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Early Detection is Key to Addressing Communication Disorders

Did you know that speech and language disorders are among the most common conditions in children? Researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) have shown that nearly five percent of children have noticeable speech disorders by the time they enter the first grade.

In an effort to educate the public on the prominence of communication disorders and the importance of proactive screenings, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association began the Better Speech and Hearing Month initiative. Bringing this effort to Northern Colorado, Aspen Speech Therapy is offering free language and hearing assessments for children throughout the entire month of May. The assessments will be held at the Greeley and Fort Collins offices, by appointment only.

“Early detection is one of the most important factors when treating speech disorders and hearing impairments,” says Kristi Kelly M.S., CCC-SLP and owner of Aspen Speech Therapy. “A language assessment can cost a family up to $200 in various fees. By offering free hearing and language assessments, we hope to show the importance of early detection and encourage parents to be proactive.”

Untreated communication disorders can lead to problems with reading, writing, learning and overall academic achievement. Additionally, children with communication concerns such as language disorders, speech sound disorders, stuttering and voice disorders, can have severe problems with social skills. The therapists at Aspen Speech Therapy hope to provide parents with shorter, more effective and less expensive treatment options through early detection screenings.

About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders. For more information, please visit www.asha.org.