Recipient Spotlight: Maya

Maya has a severe phonological processes disorder. At age 4, she could only make vowel sounds and not a single consonant sound. Because of her inability to communicate, she was frustrated and withdrawn. Lacking insurance coverage for speech therapy, two years of twice-weekly sessions
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The Orange Effect Spreads as Foundation Awards $29,000 in Grants to Children with Speech Disorders

CLEVELAND – Oct. 16, 2017 – PRLog — The Orange Effect Foundation proudly announces that this month it awarded more than $29,000 in grants to children and young adults in need. Following a thorough review process, recipients were awarded grants to pay for speech thera
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Spreading the Orange Effect: An Interview With Pam Kozelka

Pam Kozelka, Executive Director and Founder of the Orange Effect Foundation, discusses the work of the foundation and plans for the annual golf fundraiser held this past August. Listen to her interview with WEOL AM930 and learn more about those we assist and how we empower speech thro
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4 Incredible Reasons Why Your Non-Verbal Child Needs Speech Therapy

Why would a nonverbal person need speech therapy? After all, they can’t talk. Why would they need help with their speech? This is a common misconception that even professional caseworkers have. Yet, with the augmentative and alternative communication available in the field, you are do
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Raising Funds for Those Who Cannot (OEF Golf for Autism Raises Over $30,000)

It’s hard to believe, but this year was our 11th year holding the Orange Effect Foundation Golf for Autism.  This year was our biggest ever, with over 160 golfers participating, and major support from our premier sponsor Petco, and our gold sponsors GIE Media and Aon (as well as a num
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Raising An Autistic Son: Four Things I’d Change

My son is a successful sophomore in high school and I wouldn’t change a single thing about him now. He was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 and received countless hours of speech and occupational therapy to get where we are today. Often as he goes through life’s milestones, I reflect ba
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Orange Effect Foundation Awards Grants to Help 11 Children

The Orange Effect Foundation board is excited to once again award more than $20,000 in grants to children in need during their June board meeting. Now 11 more children across the country will have access to speech therapy, summer speech camp, or even special speech-generating devices
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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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To the Family Just Starting Out With An Apraxia Diagnosis

To the family just starting out with an apraxia diagnosis … breathe. I know it’s hard because I’ve been there. Try not to let your thoughts and fears consume you; remember your child is still your child despite the diagnosis. Many people are unaware of apraxia, which is a neurological
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