• Jeane' Franseen

Negative effects of mask wearing noticed by speech and language instructors

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Some say the pandemic is over; others say it will never be over.

Either way you look at it, mask wearing has become a new normal.

"When it first started, I was definitely concerned with me being able to provide appropriate therapy services for children," said Charity Avery, an instructor of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. "I treat children from birth to 21, and obviously with those kids developing language, my concern was I need them to see my mouth. I need them to hear me appropriately. I need them to see all of my visual cues."

She said mask-wearing was essential for health, when COVID-19 reared its head.

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