Thanksgiving Speech Therapy Activities

Thanksgiving is almost here! Now is the time to start doing some Thanksgiving speech and language activities with your child to help him/her get ready.  Activity #1: Thanksgiving Taste Test This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving speech and language activities, though maybe that’s bec
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Recipient Spotlight: Anthony

Anthony is a kind, caring teenager who is challenged by autism and stuttering. Fortunately, he discovered FACETime Summer Camp at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. This special summer speech camp is designed for older children and younger teens who stutter. Camp provides a sa
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Autism and Speech Devices: Helping Kids Advance Skills As They Mature

We think this article from Autism Speaks about autism and speech generating devices is so valuable, we thought we’d share it with you. —— A parent asks, “Our son is 6 years old, minimally verbal and on the spectrum. We’ve seen him make progress with a speech-generati
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A Serious Speech Therapy Funding Problem (and what we are doing about it)

It’s hard to believe that (with your help) we are funding speech therapy services for over 100 children in 25 states. Now, before we start congratulating ourselves, we have a serious problem. In our last Orange Effect Foundation (OEF) board meeting, we granted just over $50,000 in spe
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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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