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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Could I Be The Luckiest Girl In The World? An Autism Story.

The first Monday in August has been a huge day for our family for the past 12 years. It is the day of our annual golf outing fundraiser. It started because our son received early intervention and was starting out in a regular education classroom. At first the goal of the outing was si
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Speech Therapy for Toddlers? Really?

I’m no expert in speech therapy, but because of the work we do here at the Orange Effect Foundation, I often get asked a lot of questions that I honestly don’t know the answer to! So I took some of the top questions and posed them to the real experts… speech therapists! Their insight
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The Orange Effect Foundation Gives Kids a Voice

CLEVELAND – July 5, 2018 – PRLog — Recognizing that speech therapy, summer speech camp, and speech devices are simply out of reach for many families, the Orange Effect Foundation has stepped in to lend a hand. At a June board meeting, The Orange Effect Foundation awa
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Changing Lives One Grant At a Time

We just did it again! At a board meeting held this past June, the Orange Effect Foundation became a game changer in the lives of 19 children. Awarding more than $60,000 in grants to children that need a voice, the Orange Effect Foundation funded over 450 hours of speech therapy, three
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Using AAC Technology To Create Inclusion in the Classroom

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices help to create inclusion within a classroom. Learn how these devices empower users to initiate communication, rather than just respond to questions.  Stephanie Taymuree has witnessed huge advances in augmentative and alternative
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Young Adult With Autism Reaches For the Stars

The Cleveland Clinic recently profiled an ambitious teen with autism who continues to defy expectations. At age 3, he could not walk, talk or easily swallow food. His doctors in Israel suggested a lifetime of institutionalization. Not content with that plan his parents pursued other o
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