In Ohio, 8 Community Centers for the Deaf (CCDs) serve the deaf population in Ohio by providing sign language interpreters, case management services, and job readiness and training. Several months ago, at the onslaught of the Coronavirus, the CCDs developed a survey, asking our deaf community how they felt about available services and access to resources through this pandemic.Read Full Story
In late March 2020, the speech language pathologists at CHSC took a crash course in providing speech and language therapy via telepractice. We quickly became experts at Zoom, screen sharing and Boom cards. Our clinical care coordinators scrambled to fill our now online schedules with our current clients, if they had the technology to support it.
By late April, most of us were getting in the groove of telepractice with clients of all ages. However, as I worked with my caseload of mostly 2-5 year olds and their families, I noticed my most successful sessions were those that involved structured play with language enriching toys. Some of my families had these toys such as pretend food, Mr. Potato Head, or a ball tower. But, many did not. Some homes had no age appropriate books and very few toys. Some homes had toys but they were often electronic and over stimulating, such as large trucks with multiple lights and sirens. I longed for my in-person therapy toys and materials!Read Full Story
July 2020 - Community Fund Ohio has awarded Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center a nearly $30,000 grant that will cover technology purchases for every department at CHSC. These items—laptops, Zoom accounts, iPad, and more will ensure the ability to provide the best in remote services to those with disabilities and communication differences throughout our community.Read Full Story
CHSC is proud to be a member of ADA Cleveland, a coalition of disability-related organizations that seeks to celebrate, lead, and engage around the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, which turns 30 this year!Read Full Story
Welcome to the last in a summer series of "virtual happy hours!" The series will connect you with important people and ideas that are connected with the CHSC mission to connect people through communication. The events are fun and engaging - with plenty of surprises! Most importantly, you won't be on camera, so come as you are! Invite your friends, grab a snack and beverage, and tune-in!Read Full Story
Join us for an interactive screening of the award-winning documentary
"When I Stutter"
Preceded by a Conversation with Director, John GomezRead Full Story
Funded by a grant from The Thomas H. White Foundation, PLLC allows the certified Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center to collaborate with - and provide resources to - local educators of young children in the Cleveland area. Through a shared book-reading activity, the SLPs work directly with the classroom teachers in local preschools to reinforce language and literacy skills. This ensures that emergent literacy skills are strengthened even after the conclusion of the program.Read Full Story
CARF International announced that Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) has been accredited for a period of three years for its outpatient Audiology, Speech and Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs. The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to CHSC.Read Full Story
Welcome to the second in a summer series of "virtual happy hours!" The series will connect you with important people and ideas that are connected with the CHSC mission to connect people through communication. The events are fun and engaging - with plenty of surprises! Most importantly, you won't be on camera, so come as you are! Invite your friends, grab a snack and beverage, and tune-in!Read Full Story
Announcing the first in a series of "virtual happy hours" that I will host over the summer! The purpose of the series is to connect you with important people whose stories are inspiring and impactful. Each of our featured guests has a very special connection to the mission of Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. I also want the series to be fun, so you'll be in for plenty of surprises! Most importantly, you won't be on camera, so come as you are! Grab a snack and a beverage, invite your friends, and tune-in!Read Full Story