We have released a French version of our Survey!

Notre laboratoire à l’Université d’Alberta mène une enquête en ligne d’environ 10 minutes sur la habiletés de communication des enfants durant le COVID-19. Nous souhaitons en savoir davantage sur les changements dans les habitudes de communication des enfants, notamment pour les enfants avec des troubles de la communication.

La participation est volontaire: https://qrgo.page.link/LwQsy

Vos réponses nous aideront à développer des stratégies pour les parents, les enseignant.e.s et les clinicien.ne.s pour soutenir la communication des enfants durant cette crise.

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Children’s communication during COVID-19

MFLCommKidsSurveyOur lab is conducting a 10 minute survey to learn more about  how children are communicating during COVID-19, including children with communication disorders.Your participation is voluntary.  Your answers will help us develop tips for communicating during this crisis.

You can take the survey here.

 

New multilingual book for kids to help cope with COVID-19

As May Speech and Hearing Month begins, I am excited to share this new resource: an international group of experts have worked together to write a children’s book to help families understand and cope with COVID-19. The book has been translated into 37 languages! You can download it for free.

My Hero cover illustration

My Hero is You follow’s Sara as she tries to help children around the world protect themselves and others.  Ario, an orange dragon, caries her on her adventure.  She meets other kids and they talk about what they can do to help: wash your hands with soap and water! wave instead of shaking hands! stay 2 meters apart! They also learn what to do if they feel scared or overwhelmed: take a deep breath or call someone who makes you feel safe.  Ario reassures Sara that  it is normal to miss people that we can’t see right now, and that sometimes it’s hard to be have to stay in your home.  

It’s a great read for parents with young children, and older children can read it on their own.  My eyes did water at the end “You are a hero to all those who love you.”

AM

* Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychocosocial Support in Emergency Settings and experts from 104 countries.