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