Extending Grace

Dear Mamas At Chick-fil-A, To the one I judged. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for not biting my tongue and taking a moment to see past your son’s behavior. I’m sorry I raised my voice when he pushed my son around. As soon as we left that day I knew I was wrong. I asked for forgiveness and pray
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Getting the Most Out of Your Child’s Speech Therapy

Learn how to get the most out of your child’s speech therapy sessions.  Whether you are new to therapy or your child has attended many sessions, this podcast will discuss what you can expect and how to build upon sessions for practice at home. Certified speech language therapist
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Seeing Orange!

We’re seeing oceans of orange and it’s beautiful! The Orange Effect Foundation is thrilled to be here at Content Marketing World 2016, the world’s largest content marketing event. With over 3,500 delegates from 74 countries in attendance, the word is quickly getting 
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Meet ROTUS, The White House’s First Deaf Receptionist

The Orange Effect Foundation recently funded sign language therapy for a hearing impaired young girl and her family. We hope that by empowering her communication, this child is able to set her sights high. Hearing impairments should not hold any one back. Come along with Leah Katz-Her
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Back to School Speech Therapy Tips for Parents

Summer is coming to an end, and a new school year is right around the corner! To help your child start the year off right try using these tips: Prepare: As your child gets ready to head back to school it is a great time to help prepare him or her for what to expect. Writing a social s
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Does Sucking on a Pacifier Harm Speech Development?

There is not a clear-cut answer to this question. While the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association takes the position that overuse of pacifiers can negatively impact speech development, results of studies investigating this question have yielded mixed results when comparing the
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Joshua Pulizzi Gives 10th Annual Speech to Golf Outing Attendees

Joshua Pulizzi, son of Orange Effect Foundation founders, Joe and Pam Pulizzi, has addressed the attendees at every annual golf outing since they began in 2006. Good evening, and thank you for coming out here to support Autism tonight. My name is Joshua Pulizzi. Most children start ta
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Finding the Right Words

The Orange Effect Foundation supports early speech therapy—and for one family, helps a child find words to express her delight. At 2 years old, Bridey loves to paint and get messy playing outside. Her mom describes her as a free spirit with lots of love and affection to spread around
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Learning About Speech Production

What is the typical progression for learning to produce the speech sounds? Children begin developing speech as an infant. By 6 months of age, babies coo and play with their voices producing sounds such as “oo, uh, mm, da, and goo.” Children learn speech by imitating the so
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Transforming Speech Therapy With New Treatments

By Melissa Pandika Whenever Matt Maxion approached the counter at McDonald’s, he wanted nothing more than to order chicken nuggets. But the bespectacled 7-year-old knew what would happen when he reached the “n” in “nuggets”: the tremulous, uncontrollable stutter that sometimes made hi
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