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#GivingTuesday JSHC Thank You

Support JSHC on #GivingTuesday November 27, 2018

Changing The World One Child At A Time!

#GivingTuesday #GivingtheGiftofCommunication

This year on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the capability of social media along with the generosity of individuals around the world to generate true improvement in their communities; offering a stage so that they can encourage the donation of time, resources, and skills to heal local concerns. Additionally it brings together the shared power of an amazing assortment of partners— nonprofits , civic organizations, businesses, corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

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speech & hearing communication milestones

Identifying Your Child’s Communication Milestones

Identifying Your Child’s Communication Milestones

As a parent of a child between the ages of one month and five years old, you’re probably wondering how you can identify your child’s communication milestones. When it comes to healthy speech and hearing development, these are undoubtedly the most important years of your child’s life. The following pages contain developmental charts which represent, on average, the age by which most children will accomplish the listed skills.

Children typically don’t master all items in a category until they reach the upper age in each age range. Although this range is a great guide that you can use to monitor your little one’s progress, just remember that every child is unique and has an individual rate of development. Keep in mind that your children may not necessarily have a disorder if they haven’t accomplished one skill within an age range. Here’s a brief summary of the important communication milestones. Read more

Jags Give & Go 2018

Jacksonville Jaguars Give & Go 2018

Continuing an ever-growing tradition, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center will be participating in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Give & Go Program for the fourth year in a row. Join the “Friends of Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center” for our annual tailgate party on December 2! Simply purchase tickets for the Jaguars vs. Colts game, and you’ll receive a VIP invitation to our exclusive celebration.

Jags Give & GoYou can purchase game tickets for $40 through the Center by calling (904) 717-6930 or by emailing Sheri Taylor at STaylor@shcjax.org. All proceeds will benefit the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center—so, what better way to combine your love of the JSHC’s great work and the Jags’ great team?

Want more ways to support the JSHC and the Jags? We’ve got you covered! For additional games that benefit the JSHC, click here, choose “Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, Inc.” from the dropdown arrow of nonprofits, and select the game you wish to attend.

 

Summer Celebration

Summer Giving Celebration 2018

The Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center (JSHC) is excited to announce its Summer Giving Celebration event, taking place on Wednesday, July 25 at the Center’s 1010 N. Davis Street location from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The celebration will honor the generous donors whose support helps make the JSHC’s mission possible. Special guests will include Bill Shelton, the Joseph and Gertrude LaRose Foundation, the organization’s inaugural 1010 Society Members, Sharon Kesler, SLP, and Cathy Howland. The evening will culminate in a room dedication ceremony honoring the extraordinary contributions of the Center’s longtime partner, Haskell.

FinFest 2018 Recap

Thank You for Making FinFest 2018 a Success!

FinFest Chairs Tom and Kathy VanOsdol, and generous sponsors, donors, attendees and Board Members, helped to make FinFest 2018 our most successful ever, giving us a record $156,252 to help Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center serve Northeast Florida residents with communication challenges!

Save the Date for FinFest 2019

Mark your calendars for May 18, 2019 at Timuquana Country Club. Matt and Seana McAfee will be serving as event chairs. We look forward to seeing you there! Read more

Medical Mission at Home

Medical Mission at Home

Medical Mission At Home

We are proud to partner with St. Vincent’s HealthCare for the Medical Mission at Home event taking place Saturday, April 14 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.

April 14, 2018

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water St.
Jacksonville FL 32204

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Birdies for Charity

Birdies for Charity 2018

The Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center is partnering with The Players Championship to raise funds through the BIRDIES FOR CHARITY program.

What is BIRDIES FOR CHARITY??? When you donate to the JACKSONVILLE SPEECH & HEARING CENTER through the BIRDIES FOR CHARITY program (minimum value of $20 per donation), you are entering a contest to win a $10,000 cash grand prize. Read more

Autism & Commuication

Autism and Communication

Autism Speech Communication

What is autism?

Autism is a developmental disability that causes problems with social skills and communication. Autism can be mild or severe. It is different for every person. Autism is also known as autism spectrum disorders.

What are some signs or symptoms of autism?

Children with autism may have problems with communication, social skills, and reacting to the world around them. Not all behaviors will exist in every child. Possible signs and symptoms are outlined below. Read more