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  • A Clinical Success: Making Music Accessible Through Technology

    A Clinical Success: Making Music Accessible Through Technology

    If you visited the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in April to see the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) perform, you may have seen a strange blue sign with an ear and the letter ‘T’ on it. And quite possibly you also saw any number of Hearing and Speech Agency representatives standing next to the sign eagerly talking to patrons heading in to the main level. If you’d stayed for the question-and-answer session after one of the concerts, you would have also seen an older gentleman who approached the stage with tears in his eyes, saying it was the best concert he had heard in too long. READ MORE>>

  • Association Improves Access to Communication in 22 States

    Association Improves Access to Communication in 22 States

  • Navigating the IEP

    Navigating the IEP

    Parents can come to find out about IEPs in a variety of ways. For some, it’s a natural progression from the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) started through the Infants and Toddlers program. Others may get notice from their child’s teacher recommending an evaluation because they’re having trouble in the classroom. Some parents may even READ MORE>>

  • A GATEWAY SUCCESS: VOICE AND VISION

    A GATEWAY SUCCESS: VOICE AND VISION

    On November 19, 1926, Dr. Olive A. Whildin sat down with a group of colleagues and members of the community in the first meeting of the Speech Reader’s League of Baltimore in order to address the needs of the hard of hearing in the area. Almost 90 years later, the organization that grew from her vision is exploring the past in order to look to the future. READ MORE>>

  • Never too Early to Shop

    Never too Early to Shop

    When the holidays roll around and gift-giving season is upon us, I am always in two situations: for some gifts, I’ve planned months and months ahead (to give you an idea, I’ve already started a few and we’re not into October yet), and then I leave some to the last minute and in a mad-dash scramble to get it done I spend more than I ever intended. But there’s always that part of me that wants to be the planner. READ MORE>>

  • Charitable Giving in the USA: A Slow Recovery

    Charitable Giving in the USA: A Slow Recovery

    All organizations have their financial ups-and-downs, and these ups-and-downs are reflective of the general state of the economy. Arguably the nonprofit sector is affected to a greater degree due to its reliance on charitable donations READ MORE>>

  • Hard to Form a Habit

    Hard to Form a Habit

    To be frank, my ideal night involves getting home from work, climbing straight into my PJs, getting something yummy from the kitchen, brewing a cup of tea and settling in for some Netflix or book-reading. It’s easy to have a night here and there where I meet friends for dinner or fulfill other obligations because I can easily return to my PJs, tea, and wind-down time. But changing a years-old ritual is a hard task. READ MORE>>

  • A Gateway Success: Giving Back to Gateway

    A Gateway Success: Giving Back to Gateway

    It had been a while since Shimmy stepped into Gateway School where he was a student for three years. Now 17, he returned to volunteer for Gateway’s summer program. “Volunteering is a good experience for young teenagers like me... I learned something interesting about the children who have a variety of different skills,” said Shimmy. READ MORE>>

  • Back to School with Stuttering

    Back to School with Stuttering

    Coming back to school after the end of the summer can be really stressful. For people who stutter, it’s important to know what to expect and how to make things a bit easier. Luckily, a lot of people share this problem, so there are a ton of resources across the web to help out! READ MORE>>

  • Relearning to Communicate: ASL is not as Easy as 1-2-3

    Relearning to Communicate: ASL is not as Easy as 1-2-3

    Now the teacher turns to me: “Spell your name.” Alright, that seems easy enough. I use my best American Sign Language (ASL) technique and carefully fingerspell D-E-R-E-K with my right hand. Finished, I sit back, maybe feeling a bit too pleased for successfully responding to the request. ASL Teacher Amy Bopp pauses READ MORE>>

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