INGLEWOOD, Calif. – May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of Better Hearing and Speech Month in May, the VOICES Association (www.4voices.org) is highlighting its Media Outreach Program with the launch of “1 2 3 Talk!” – the cable access show devoted to speech, language and communication development and disorders.

Photo Caption: The “1 2 3 Talk!” cable show will explore topics surrounding communication disorders and development.

The “1 2 3 Talk!” cable show will explore topics surrounding communication disorders and development. Vice President and co-founder, Byron Jackson is one of the show’s producers, “If it’s related to speech, language or hearing, we’re going to cover it! We’re extremely excited to be able to raise awareness and help children and families through television and internet radio!”

“1 2 3 Talk!” will broadcast on Comcast cable access stations across southern California and reach an estimated 240,000 viewers each month. The show will also be sent out nationally to thousands of families and professionals in DVD format. The show is currently in production at Comcast Studios in Marina del Rey, California. President and co-founder, Tamara Hill will host the show and interview special guests on a variety of issues affecting families with communication impaired children.

Website visitors can view a clip of the show on the VOICES website at http://www.4voices.org/pages/8/index.htm .

In addition to the cable show, VOICES will debut its online radio station, “1 2 3 Talk! Radio”, on the Live365.com network. The station will feature a weekly speech and language talk show where internet listeners will be able to tune in and listen to the broadcast absolutely free. Children and their families will also be able to enjoy the best in children’s music on the days between live show broadcasts. “We want this broadcast to be helpful and fun for kids and adults alike,” says Jackson.

Listeners can log on to http://www.live365.com/stations/ourvoices4kids?play or go the 4voices.org website and click on the “123 Talk! Radio” link to listen to the broadcast 24 hours a day.

About VOICES Association, Inc.

The VOICES Association (VOICES stands for Victory Over Impairments of Communication, Expression, and Speech) is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization committed towards improving the lives of children with severe speech-language/communication disorders and their families. The award winning organization was founded, in their home, by Tamara Hill and Byron Jackson, parents of a child with severe apraxia, sensory integration dysfunction as well as an autistic spectrum disorder. VOICES was founded out of the desire to network with parents, professionals and anyone who cares about the unique issues children with communication disorders face. Since 2003, the VOICES Speech Disorder Awareness Program, through its outreach programs and innovative print and media resources, has served over 35,000 families nationwide.

About the VOICES Media Outreach Program

The VOICES Media Outreach Program was initiated to raise much needed awareness about communication disorders affecting children. Communication disorders affect 46 million Americans. Speech disorders are the number one developmental disability in children under the age of six. According to the U.S. Department of Education statistics, the numbers of children with speech and language impairments have risen dramatically over the last 10 years. Through the Media Outreach Program, VOICES has the ability to maximize the scope and effectiveness of its outreach programs using technology and media.

To learn more about VOICES, please visit our award winning website at www.4voices.org.

VOICES Association, Inc., Victory Over Impairments of Communication, Expression and Speech, 11132 S. Freeman Ave Suite C, Inglewood, CA 90304 USA.

News issued by: VOICES Association, Inc.

# # #

Original Story ID: (365) :: 2005-05-0511-003

Original Keywords: VOICES Association Inc., Better Hearing and Speech Month, California Newswire, Inglewood news, 1 2 3 Talk!, cable access show, VOICES Speech Disorder Awareness Program, Outreach Program, Tamara Hill, Live365.com network VOICES Association, Inc.

News Source: VOICES Association, Inc.