Second Speech & Hearing Expo: Communicate for Life

SHANS hosted its second annual Speech and Hearing Expo at the Dartmouth Sportsplex on November 3rd, 2012. This year’s Expo included an exhibitor area with a networking zone, public presentations, a fun kids’ zone and hearing screenings for the public. Admission was free and great door prizes were won!

Our 2012 Speech and Hearing Expo was a huge success with 27 different organizations participating. This year included hearing screening for the public, with 40 people getting screened. Free presentations were offered to the public, including Aphasia 101: Strategies for Communication after a Stroke, From Cribs to Classrooms: Helping your Child Get Ready to Read and Write, and Tips to Improve Conversations between Adults with Hearing Loss & their Family and Friends.

SHANS would like to thank all of the volunteers to help with the set-up and running of this years Expo. We would also like to thank the following committee members for all their hard work organizing the Expo throughout the year:

Emily Balkam
Jennifer Parker
Brenda MacKay
Melanie Moore
Renena Joy
Lisa Spinney-Hutton
Sarah Offman
Carmen Archibald
Janine Verge
Evan Phinney
Kalyn MacLeod

List of Participating Organizations

ALS Society of Nova Scotia
Deafness Advocacy Association of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Aphasia Association
Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Laryngectomy Support Group
QEII-HSC ENT Department Head and Neck
Halifax Regional Fire Department
Deaf Literacy Nova Scotia
Connect Hearing
Read to Me
Stuttering Support Group
Autism Resource Centre
Dartmouth Stroke Group
Halifax Stroke Group
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres
Reseau Sante


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