Spring Break Speech and Language Opportunities

As spring break approaches, parents frequently ask what they can do on their various trips so their children don’t fall behind and they can help maintain progress in speech. Without their house full of toys, they are often at a loss on how to play and incorporate speech and language p
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The Orange Effect Foundation is Expanding!

As we begin our fourth year of independent operations, we are overwhelmed by the need for speech therapy and speech generating devices. Research shows that children with any speech delay or disorder have a higher chance of success with early intervention. Yet, every day we see childre
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Help! My Child Isn’t Motivated for Speech Therapy!

I reached out to two speech therapists to get their feedback on why a child might not be motivated for speech therapy.
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Our Journey With Apraxia: This Is What I Have Learned

Many of our grant recipients are challenged by Childhood Apraxia of Speech. We’re sharing a great article written by a mom who knows firsthand what parenting a child with apraxia is all about.  People often ask me to describe what I’ve learned as the parent of a child with aprax
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Autism, Speech Therapy and Minecraft

Today a photo popped up in my Facebook memories that actually caused me to have a true emotional gasp! Look at the big genuine smile on those boys! That’s Adam on the left, and Joshua on the right. The photo was taken 5 years ago at Minecon – yes, that is right – the conve
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Schools and Parents Don’t Always Agree On the Best Route for Kids: What Can You Do?

In this final post in our series, we ask the experts a really tough question and they do not disappoint with their answers. It is important to note in this post that procedures for diagnosing a child as well as getting help in school may vary by state, or in some cases, even by school
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Being Grateful For the Little Things

We at the Orange Effect Foundation find it easy to be grateful. We have over 100 reasons to be thankful. In 2018, we have funded speech therapy for over 100 children across the United States. We are making a difference. We are grateful to all our sponsors who help make this happen. To
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Thanksgiving Speech Therapy Activities

Thanksgiving is almost here! Now is the time to start doing some Thanksgiving speech and language activities with your child to help him/her get ready.  Activity #1: Thanksgiving Taste Test This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving speech and language activities, though maybe that’s bec
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A Serious Speech Therapy Funding Problem (and what we are doing about it)

It’s hard to believe that (with your help) we are funding speech therapy services for over 100 children in 25 states. Now, before we start congratulating ourselves, we have a serious problem. In our last Orange Effect Foundation (OEF) board meeting, we granted just over $50,000 in spe
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Is it Ever Too Late For Speech Therapy?

Continuing in our series of blog posts answering some of the FAQ’s we get here at Orange Effect Foundation, we have reached out to our experts today to find out if you are ever too old to start speech therapy. We started the series last month by asking how these amazing professionals
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