Just One of the Many Benefits of Technology for Speech Therapy

I don’t think it is true for everyone, but for me I am always a little extra proud when things originate in my home town. I’m just a huge Cleveland fan. So when I heard that Cleveland Hearing and Speech, whom Orange Effect Foundation has partnered with for several years to provide sum
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Autism and Baseball: Why Baseball Can Be a Great Sport for People on the Autism Spectrum

America’s Favorite Past-Time Autism and baseball are a good fit for a number of reasons, starting with the slower paced team atmosphere, the plethora of numbers and statistics, and the open air setting. Baseball has been known as America’s favorite past-time for decades. As one of the
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13th Annual OEF Golf for Autism Amazing Success

It was the first Monday in August, 2007. It turned out to be the hottest day of the year, hitting 96 degrees with 90% humidity. It was also the first ever Golf for Autism, where 88 golfers and dozens of sponsors helped us donate $7,419 to Easter Seals. Now 12 years later, Orange Effec
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Life is a Balancing Act as a School SLP

I have a rare blood type that only 3% of the population has.  I’m AB+.  The Red Cross calls me often to donate my “rare blood.” I put it on my to do list and schedule a time. Sometimes I can end up making it to the appointment and actually donatin
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Causes & Treatment of Infant Hearing Loss

Infant hearing loss affects approximately 2-3 out of 1,000 live births (NIDCD). Causes of Infant Hearing Loss Childhood hearing loss can be divided into 3 categories: Conductive Hearing Loss – occurs when sound is not conducted through the outer or middle ear
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The Three Month Rule

Today I was interviewed by a graduate student who was doing research on autism, parenting, and all that jazz. One of his last questions was, “What would you tell a new to autism family or just any family that maybe just needed some inspiration?” So I told him the secret of
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The Importance of Speech

I had a wonderful spring break, thanks for asking. This year, we went big. We took the girls to Costa Rica for a whole week. Surfing and boogie boarding, zip lining, beach hikes, horseback riding, the works. Super adventurous? Aside from the anxiety of international travel with two su
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Summer Camps Increasingly Popular for Speech Therapy

Summer is traditionally the time when wedding planners go into overdrive mode and parents look for summer camps for their rambunctious youngsters. Summer camps used to mean dusty cabins, trips to the lake, and marshmallow roasts. These days, summer camps are hiring therapeutic staff r
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Great Apps to Practice Speech Sounds with Your Tween

Learning and practicing how to correctly produce their “r” or “s” sound is certainly NOT what 8-12-year-olds want to be doing! Most would prefer to be playing video games or riding their bike.  One way to make speech therapy and at-home practice a little easier is to use an app.
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How I Successfully and Happily Fly With My Son

I travel fairly regularly and my son goes just about everywhere I do. I have learned several things along the way that help make everyone’s day (especially mine) significantly better! First, contact TSA Passenger Support according to their website. “TSA Cares is a helpline that
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