Cavaliers Expand Accessibility For Fans With Sensory Issues

It’s NBA Playoff Season (Go Cavs!) and whether you prefer to catch the game from your couch or are fortunate enough to have tickets to a game, several arenas have recognized that watching a pro game can be sensory overload for some fans. In fact, the Cleveland Cavaliers were the
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State of the Arts to Enhance Learning

The arts have always been an avenue to aid the development of all children. Teaching children how to express themselves and their emotions through artmaking is not new, as we spend more time with our children at home.  The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) denotes that ‘Ar
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Get Ready to Golf!

As the Orange Effect Foundation (OEF) continues to grow, we are now fundraising full time to meet the demand of children and families with need. That said, our golf outing is still our biggest fundraiser. Registration is now open for the 12th Annual OEF Golf for Autism. It’s har
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Ultrasound Unlocks Articulation Roadblock

In this article published in the March 2018 Outcomes Magazine by the Harding University Center for Health Sciences, a speech-language pathologist shares a patient’s breakthrough after ultrasound is used to map articulation. Lucie’s speech was atypical. In fact, it was like nothi
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When Everything…Even Getting In Trouble…Is AMAZING!

From my UNscientific research*, about 10% of parents have been told that their child will not be able to do something. Maybe they were told their child can’t play a particular sport due to a past injury, or that their child cannot participate in an academic completion due to a learnin
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Music Therapy Moves Kids With Speech Delays

A German study published in 2010 revealed that music therapy helps facilitate speech development. If the German scientists could have spoke with Aristotle or Plato, they would have been told the exact same thing. Humans have been using music therapy for delayed speech since the time o
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Seeking Balance

February has always been such an interesting month for me. Here in Cleveland it is often the “grayest” month of the year, meaning we don’t get much sunshine! But it is also the month of St. Valentine’s Day! Love is constantly in the air. It makes me reflect on relationships a bit more
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Caring For Siblings of Sick or Disabled Children

Recently, The New York Times featured an article that discussed the needs of siblings of a special needs or sick child. The author, Dr. Perri Klass, M.D., emphasizes the importance of communication and reminds parents that the illness should not be treated like a mystery. She also pro
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Recipient Spotlight: Charlotte

Four-year-old Charlotte used a speech-generating device to communicate for two years. Due to decreased fine motor skills resulting from cerebral palsy, the device became a source of extreme frustration. It now took Charlotte almost a full minute to locate and touch the screen on her d
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Georgia Brothers On the Road to Communication

The Orange Effect Foundation funds speech devices like the ones described here. For more information on what we fund, please visit www.theorangeeffect.org. This article appeared on Dynavoxtech.com Eight-year-old James Ellerbee III likes to go for rides in the country, so much so that
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