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CEO DATELINE – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association publishes children’s book

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May 22, 2019
By Walt Williams

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has published its first children’s book, which is aimed at helping young children understand why their communications-impaired siblings are seemingly getting more attention.

“Everybody Needs a Turn” spotlights the experience of a young girl, Hanna, as she deals with feeling left out when her brother gets extra attention because of his difficulty communicating. The book was written by ASHA member and speech-language pathologist Denise Underkoffler and illustrated by Lindsay Dale-Scott.

The book can be used by parents, speech-language pathologists and educators as a springboard for more conversations, ASHA said in a statement. It includes a section of communication tips for the family and discussion starters to help children express their feelings.

“Brothers and sisters may feel left out or even a less important member of the family when so much time, energy and attention is dedicated to a sibling’s treatment,” Underkoffler said. “Parents should reassure them that they are valued and loved.”

The book is available for sale on ASHA’s website.

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