How My Son’s Speech Therapy Ended Up Helping Me

It was an agonizing, gnawing fear. What if my son didn’t get the help he needed? For months my husband and I had been concerned about our toddler’s lack of speech. People kept telling us to give him time and he would magically start speaking one day. Everyone had a story to this effec
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Thank You for Empowering Children and Young Adults This Year!

  2016 has been an exciting year for the Orange Effect Foundation. We awarded our first grants just in time for Christmas 2015 and haven’t looked back! Empowering children and young adults with speech disorders, these grants change lives. Because of our wonderful supporters, this
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Orange Effect Foundation Empowers Children and Young Adults

CLEVELAND – Oct. 3, 2016 — Strengthened by the tremendously successful annual Golf for Autism event held in August, the Orange Effect Foundation announced today that it has awarded five grants for speech therapy and assistive technology. These grants will empower five more
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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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