Special Needs

Special Needs

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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Powering Up at Milestones National Autism Conference

I was a regular parent, but now I’m special. Lots of qualified people tell me so. First the pediatrician, then the school psychologist and speech pathologist. Even a stranger in

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How to Build Joint Attention Skills in Young Children with Autism

Joint attention is the ability to shift your attention between an object or event and your communication partner. Many children with autism don’t develop these skills on their own. Here are some easy, fun ways for parents to work on early joint attention skills. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

5 Toys = 5 Ways to Improve Speech Development

Playing with your child is an essential way to improve his or her speech, language and social skills. Find out how playing with five popular toys can encourage language growth and development. Bonus: they're likely toys that you already have at home! ...
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Gigi’s Playhouse Down syndrome Center Opens in Canton

Stacy Jackson was thrilled to finally see Gigi’s Playhouse in Canton open its doors in April. She was part of the launch team for the Down syndrome Achievement Center located

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Extra Help at Home for Your Child with Speech-Language Issues

Children who have been identified with speech-language impairments have likely established nonstandard patterns of speaking or have deficits that will require extra attention and training to improve. One or two sessions a week with a speech-language pathologist is not enough, and your involvement in carryover activities is crucial to your child's communication development. Here are some activities and games you can use at home to help.  ...
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Depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Why is it So Hard?

The unfortunate reality is that a large percentage of individuals with autism are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder. With this comes a critical need for efficient assessment and

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Fighting for Jett

Twenty-two-month-old Jett seems like a typical toddler. He is curious about the world around him, but also tightly clings to his parents. His big brown eyes light up the

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Cleveland Indians, KultureCity Introduce Sensory Room at Progressive Field

At a ribbon cutting event featuring Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and KultureCity Founder Julian Maha, the first sensory room opened at Progressive Field. In addition, the ballpark offers sensory bags equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Did you know that an estimated 40 million Americans experience speech, language, and/or hearing disorders? Early intervention is crucial to the successful development of communication skills. If you have concerns about your child’s speech, language, literacy or learning skills, consider an evaluation.  ...
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