Orange Effect Foundation Awards New Grants That Will Impact Lives Nationwide

Cleveland, Ohio – The Orange Effect Foundation is pleased to announce it awarded eight more grants that will impact the lives of children and young adults with speech disorders in New Jersey, Texas and Ohio. The Cleveland-based nonprofit just awarded $15,000 in grants for speech thera
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Using a Tablet to Communicate

As part of our mission to empower children and young adults with speech disorders, the Orange Effect Foundation funds augmentative and alternative communication. For some, this is a Dynavox communication device. For others, it is simply a tablet loaded with communication applications.
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Super Summertime Speech-Building Activities

Summer is here and if you don’t have your speech and language materials ready, now is the time to do it. Some children start summer speech services in July, while others might go year-round. It is important to take advantage of the “summer theme” because it helps to build new vo
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Understanding Apraxia of Speech

The Orange Effect Foundation recently funded sign language education for a child diagnosed with Developmental Apraxia of Speech. Apraxia is a speech disorder in which a person has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently. It is not due to weakness or paral
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Heroes Among Us – Special Needs Dads

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.     –Jim Valvano   As we take time this weekend to honor the fathers, grandfathers and wonderful male role models in our lives, let’s take a moment to recognize the one particular
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10 Wonderful Ways to Celebrate Pam Kozelka and Help the Orange Effect Foundation

Today, June 8, is the birthday of Orange Effect Foundation founder and executive director, Pam Kozelka. In honor of Pam, here are 10 wonderful ways to help the Orange Effect Foundation continue to help others. 1. Like the Orange Effect Foundation on Facebook. 2. Follow the Orange Effe
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10 Tips to Boost Speech and Language in Your Toddler

My daughter G is delayed in her speech as she is Globally Developmentally Delayed. She started walking a month before she turned three years old and that took a massive amount of intense physiotherapy to get her to that point. When she began walking it was like a dream had come true.
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Stimulating Speech With Toys

Looking to stimulate speech with your child through play? Here are some great toys for stimulating play, language, and social skills. Bildopolis Made from 40% recycled-content cardboard, this kit can transform durable cardboard into a 3D rocket ship, castle or another favorite creatio
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Providing a Voice

The Orange Effect Foundation empowers children and young adults to communicate effectively. Recently, the Orange Effect Foundation helped a child find his voice by funding a communication device called the Dynavox T-10. Take a look at how this device and other augmented and alternativ
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Special Needs Apps Guide

Speaking, listening, and communicating are essential for school and social life, but many kids struggle to master these skills. For kids with challenges such as speech and language impairments, communication can be particularly difficult. Apps are one way for children to practice spee
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