Extending Grace

Dear Mamas At Chick-fil-A, To the one I judged. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for not biting my tongue and taking a moment to see past your son’s behavior. I’m sorry I raised my voice when he pushed my son around. As soon as we left that day I knew I was wrong. I asked for forgiveness and pray
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Getting the Most Out of Your Child’s Speech Therapy

Learn how to get the most out of your child’s speech therapy sessions.  Whether you are new to therapy or your child has attended many sessions, this podcast will discuss what you can expect and how to build upon sessions for practice at home. Certified speech language therapist
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Back to School Speech Therapy Tips for Parents

Summer is coming to an end, and a new school year is right around the corner! To help your child start the year off right try using these tips: Prepare: As your child gets ready to head back to school it is a great time to help prepare him or her for what to expect. Writing a social s
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Learning About Speech Production

What is the typical progression for learning to produce the speech sounds? Children begin developing speech as an infant. By 6 months of age, babies coo and play with their voices producing sounds such as “oo, uh, mm, da, and goo.” Children learn speech by imitating the so
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Transforming Speech Therapy With New Treatments

By Melissa Pandika Whenever Matt Maxion approached the counter at McDonald’s, he wanted nothing more than to order chicken nuggets. But the bespectacled 7-year-old knew what would happen when he reached the “n” in “nuggets”: the tremulous, uncontrollable stutter that sometimes made hi
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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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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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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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