Make Halloween a Better Experience

By its very nature, Halloween is scary. Everything from the decorations, horror films, costumes, and the inflated cost of candy. However, perhaps the scariest part of Halloween is trying to understand it through the eyes of our kids with autism. So how do we make this spooky night les
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Lean In to the Uncomfortable

Katie Hill has a genetic disorder that affects her movement and speech. Before she entered 7th grade this year, a friend made this video to introduce Katie to the hundreds of students at her new middle school. We think this video does a great job of showing how a speech generating dev
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Is it Ever Too Late For Speech Therapy?

Continuing in our series of blog posts answering some of the FAQ’s we get here at Orange Effect Foundation, we have reached out to our experts today to find out if you are ever too old to start speech therapy. We started the series last month by asking how these amazing professionals
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Spreading The Orange Effect Across The United States

CLEVELAND – Sept. 25, 2018 – PRLog — Recognizing that some children must go without necessary speech therapy because of their family’s financial limitations, the Orange Effect Foundation has responded. At a recent meeting, board members for the Orange Effect Fo
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Content Marketing World Recap

The first week of September I had the unprecedented honor of being an attendee at the event Content Marketing World. Those who know a bit about my history know that I have worked at the event the first seven years, so being an attendee and not working was definitely a new experience.
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10 Tips for Parents of Children Who Have Just Started Talking

Michelle Foye, Director of Speech & Language Services of the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center offers ten useful tips for parents of children who are just beginning to speak. 1. Be face to face with your child Get down to your child’s physical level whenever possible. When you
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Is Delayed Speech More Common in Boys Than Girls?

Speech Buddies takes a closer look at whether speech delays occur more frequently in boys. Ahh, the weekly playgroup! Another situation where you realize that every single toddler in the room seems to be speaking in clear sentences except for your son? Of course, the reasoning side of
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What To Expect In Your Child’s First Speech Therapy Session

If you are a parent who has not had any experience with speech therapy services for your child, the process can seem quite overwhelming. From the moment you begin having concerns about your child to finding a site for services to having an evaluation completed, there are many question
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Can Technology Really Help With Speech Therapy?

This is our second in a series of asking the professionals for information based on their experience in speech therapy. In the first blog post, we asked them if you can really perform speech therapy with toddlers. In this post we ask a question that I personally get asked a lot. My so
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Keeping Children With Autism Safe

Summer months often mean an increase in injuries for all children but the rate of injury for children with autism is higher. Learn more from our friends at the Cleveland Clinic about how to keep children with autism safe. CLEVELAND – According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (
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