Happy Birthday, Pam!

Today is Pam Kozelka‘s birthday, and we all know that Pam, our executive director, will say “no gifts, no gifts!” So instead, we’d love for you to help us celebrate Pam by supporting our foundation. Here are two ways you could help: 1. Donate! No donation is to
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How Technology is Changing Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and communication skills are integral to independence and well-being. As technology advances, speech therapists are using new and innovative ways to incorporate it into therapy sessions. Read more about three projects that synthesize technological advances and speech therapy. K
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Orange Effect Foundation Awards More Than $20,000 In Grants for Speech Therapy & Devices

CLEVELAND – April 13, 2017 – PRLog — The Orange Effect Foundation continues to change lives. With more than $60,000 awarded for 620 hours of speech therapy and 5 communication devices, 2016 was a very big year for the foundation. However, if the first quarter of 2017
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Using Technology to Speak Her Mind

Did you know that the Orange Effect Foundation funds augmentative and alternative communication devices? These are designed for individuals who are unable to communicate verbally. Augmentative and alternative communication devices are essential to helping people express their wants an
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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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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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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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How Can You Describe the Importance of Communication?

Some of us are shy or introverted, so you won’t see us giving a speech in front of a group, or leading discussions in a group setting.  But we can still communicate.  We understand what other people are saying to us.  We can physically hear them.  We can then reply, whether that
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The Power to Communicate

The Power to Communicate In addition to speech therapy, the Orange Effect Foundation funds Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. These extraordinary devices give nonverbal individuals the power to communicate. Watch this video to see how one device, the Dynavox T-1
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