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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SCR 40
          Author:   Leyva (D), Beall (D), Block (D), De León (D), Fuller  
                    (D), 
          Galgiani (D), Hall (D), Hancock (D), Hernandez (D), Hertzberg  
                    (D), Hill (D), Hueso (D), Jackson (D), Lara (D), Leno  
                    (D), Liu (D), McGuire (D), Mendoza (D), Mitchell (D),  
                    Monning (D), Pan (D), Pavley (D), Roth (D), Wieckowski  
                    (D), and Wolk (D)
          Introduced:4/9/15  
          Vote:     21  

           SUBJECT:   Better Hearing and Speech Month


          SOURCE:    California Speech-Language-Hearing Association


          DIGEST:  This resolution recognizes May 2015 as Better Hearing  
          and Speech Month.


          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)Each May, Better Hearing and Speech Month provides an  
            opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders.

          2)An estimated 40 million Americans have some type of  
            communication disorder, costing the United States  
            approximately $154 to $186 billion annually due to lost work  
            productivity, special education, and medical treatment.

          3)Across the nation, 8% of children under six years of age have  
            speech and language disorders and one in five children aged 12  








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            to 19 years, inclusive, has hearing loss.  By the first grade,  
            approximately 5% of children have speech or language  
            disorders.

          4)Early identification and treatment can enhance the acquisition  
            of functional communication skills; and engaging parents,  
            educators, and community leaders is of great importance to  
            raise awareness and support those with communication  
            disorders.

          This resolution recognizes May 2015 as Better Hearing and Speech  
          Month, and encourages the residents of California to join  
          together in raising awareness and heightening public knowledge  
          of communication disorders.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified4/15/15)


          California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (source)


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified4/15/15)


          None received








          Prepared by:Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          4/22/15 16:20:29


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