Special Needs

Special Needs

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Can a Speech-Generating Device Help My Child?

Sometimes, despite what speech therapy can offer and how hard one may try to improve or regain verbal communication skills, they may need to consider other options. Modern technological advances have brought about many improvements in devices that can supplement or augment a person's communication skills. ...
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How to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

Getting back into the groove for a new school year can be tough for the whole family. Switching gears, changing bed times, meeting new teachers, socializing with different classmates… the

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LiveSpecial.com 2019-20 Magazine Now Available

Northeast Ohio Parent is proud to partner with NCJW/Cleveland in the creation of an annual publication highlighting LiveSpecial.com, the free and comprehensive resource for individuals with special needs and their families. The 2019-20 edition, including a digital version, is now available. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Opti-Speech: a Game-Changer in Speech Therapy

When you or your child have been working forever on a speech sound like "r" or "s" and the progress isn't happening, the results can be disappointing. Luckily, there are new technologies that give users the chance to "see" their tongue moving in real-time, offering proven assistance for improving lingering speech errors. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Communication Skills for Children with Angelman Syndrome

Most people with Angelman syndrome, a rare neurogenetic disorder, have very limited speech or no speech at all. If you’re the parent of a young child with Angelman, you may be wondering how you can help your child learn to communicate, since speech is not going to be their main way of communicating. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

My Child Isn’t Talking Yet — What Now?

Since speech-language problems can impact social and academic abilities, early detection and intervention are critical. Early intervention can help prevent difficulties with reading, writing and interpersonal communication. Children are evaluated as young as 12-18 months of age, and treatment begins with the abilities your child has and then builds on those. ...
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Sensory-Friendly ‘Lion King’ Coming to Playhouse Square 

On Aug. 31, Playhouse Square will host its first sensory-friendly Broadway performance of Disney’s "The Lion King." In addition to discounted tickets, the performance features lowered sound volume and stage lights, eliminated strobe lights, and keeping the house lights and stage lights on throughout the show. ...
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Sensory-Enriched Activities and Outings for Summer

Sensory integration, or the way in which the mind communicates with the senses, begins developing before birth and shapes the way a person interacts with the environment. Parents can help their kids’ neurological growth, as well as appeal to their sensory inclinations, by exposing them to summer sensory activities. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How Early Intervention Changed Ava’s Life

After a healthy pregnancy and birth, Christie and Josh Hersman welcomed Ava, an energetic baby girl with big blue eyes. When a newborn hearing screening indicated Ava might need further testing, the Hersmans took her to get an auditory brain response test, which confirmed Ava had moderate to severe hearing loss. Learn what resources the family used as part of Ava's early intervention program. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Special Needs Resources and Fun at Cleveland’s ADA Day Celebration

Join Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, along with many other service providers, this Wednesday as they celebrate the 29th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a free Family Resource Fair and Concert at Wade Oval in University Circle. ...
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