ASHA offers such a wealth of information that is comes as no surprise that they have embraced the latest entry to the social media scene with a profile at Pinterest.com with boards full of resources, news, triumphs, shoutouts, and more. Pinterest’s visual approach to social bookmarking is wildly popular in media-weary social circles and ASHA uses it to great advantage. ASHA boards include:
ASHAsphere —the official blog of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is where you’ll find links to the ASHA and other blog posts, lively pics, infographics, and even a screen capture of a live Twitter chat with Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, head of Western Carolina University’s Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences.
The ASHA Leader introduces SLP superstars, successful programs, and current issues.
Speech, language and hearing resources offers nearly 300 SLP resources, including authoritative sites like the Mayo Clinic, tools sites like Apple.com, specific books, infographics, blogs, toys, and tips.
ASHA Videos connect to industry-related videos from ASHAweb and other online sources. Videos include tips for recognizing autism, interviews with authors, speeches, presentations, and op-eds.
Job Opps @ ASHA is self-explanatory. Pins are posted connecting to the various web listings for ASHA jobs and to a page that describes the benefits of working for ASHA.
Better Hearing & Speech Month Ideas – May is better hearing and speech month, and ASHA is already gearing up by offering ideas to enrich, engage, & enlighten.
I must admit that Crafty! is my personal favorite pinboard. It’s full of colorful, clever activities with ideas to fascinate any child.
Organization is a great resource board full of ideas for keeping your stuff – files, tools, toys, you name it – neatly organized in or out of the workspace.
ASHA Products is a visit to the ASHA store, featuring things like Penny Stones, great little conversation starters, posters, learning materials, charts, and books.
In addition to their own boards, ASHA repinned another board of interest. Special Needs, Blogs is loaded with information, advice, resources, and encouragement for and about people with special needs of any kind.
What makes the ASHA Pinterest board so great is the visual layout. It’s easier to navigate than a traditional website, and easier still to save your favorite pins to your own board to share and reference.
Do you use unconventional social media methods to promote your business or communicate with colleagues or patients and their families? If so, tell us how!