Scenes From a Quarantine

So much has changed in just a few short weeks. I now share an office with a sixth grader. We work well together but tensions run higher when my other coworkers, two ravenous high schoolers, stop by our water cooler. A home gym has sprung up in my basement. Grocery shopping f
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The Orange Effect Foundation Grant Application Process

Here’s a summary of what we do and how we do it for those of you thinking about applying and wondering how the process works. Applications are reviewed quarterly. You can mail them anytime, but the deadline to be included in the review means having your application postmarked on/by th
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Consistency During a Lockdown

These times are unprecedented. Many of us are just going day-to-day making sure we brush our teeth. That’s okay. One day at a time has never had more meaning. I’ve heard from a few parents whose children receive speech or occupational therapy. They are distraught because they know how
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Five Steps to Get Started in Telepractice

During this time of physical distancing, in-person speech therapy is not an option. Fortunately, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association offers the following recommendations for establishing tele-therapy with speech therapy patients. For the complete article, please visit ASH
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How Many Kids Can We Help on August 3rd?

Announcing the 14th Annual OEF Golf for Autism I remember the day my wife and I walked into the clinic to get the results on our oldest boy. He was two-years-old. He couldn’t talk yet and rarely made eye contact. We were young parents without a clue of what to do. The therapist at the
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“Apraxia…What is that?”

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder which makes speaking difficult. Generally, kids who are diagnosed with CAS have an understanding of language and what they want to say; however, they have difficulty carrying out the comple
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Meet Expressable, An Affordable Alternative for Speech Therapy

Everyone deserves access to amazing speech therapy.  Unfortunately, between insurance coverage denials, ridiculously high out-of-pocket costs for non-covered services, and access issues for rural residents, too many families go without the care they need. At the Orange Effect Fou
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Highlighting Orange Effect Kids

As 2019 has come to a close we want to share with you just a few of the amazing kids that we have been able to help because of you.   Liam Age 5 His family’s insurance covers less than two speech therapy visits a month, but 2x/weekly sessions were recommended by his therapis
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Orange Effect Foundation 2019 Grants Exceed $130,000

Communication devices and therapy provided for dozens of children across the United States CLEVELAND – Dec. 17, 2019 – PRLog — The Orange Effect Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce that in 2019, more than $130,000 was awarded t
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Surrounding Yourself with the Right Stuff (and the Right People) in 2020

The Orange Effect Foundation had an amazing 2019. We added additional board members who brought the group full circle on being able to help with application review, feedback, and fundraising. We had two amazing fundraising events!  Our annual golf outing and a fun night at Platfo
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