Communication Disorders in Children
Imagine having a son who has trouble communicating. He is struggling in school because he has trouble pronouncing D’s and N’s. At the playground, other kids alienate him because they don’t understand what he is saying and rather than trying to understand, they walk away.
Now imagine the frustration of trying to raise the child at home. He tries to tell you how he is feeling, but you don’t understand. He becomes upset and runs into his room. As a parent, you feel as though you are powerless to help and have no where to turn.
This is more than a hypothetical situation, this is a true story of the father of one of our patients. Unfortunately, many children who have communication issues go untreated due to financial limitations.
You can help
A typical child requires 24-48 therapy sessions to overcome such a communication disorder. That’s six to 12 months of intensive weekly therapy sessions. Some require more.
Will you please make a difference in the life of a child and give them the gift of communication by donating to the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center?
See this difference it can make for a child.
Our Fund a Child program makes it simple and easy to give.
- $2500 provides evaluation and 22 therapy sessions
- $1000 provides evaluation and 16 therapy sessions
- $750 provides evaluation and 12 therapy sessions
- $500 provides evaluation and 8 therapy sessions