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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

How Your Gift Helps

Your gift helps provide Treatment, Training and Research in Autism, Cochlear Implant, Hearing, and Speech and Language. We are currently in a comprehensive campaign to Realize the Vision in all of these areas.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) | Cochlear Implant | Hearing | Speech and Language

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism

  • Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S. affecting over 1 million children and costing the nation $126 billion per year

  • More children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined

Your Gift Helps:

  • Children receive early and intensive ASD interventions that range from individual therapy to classroom-based preschool programs focused on preparing children for the transition to kindergarten

  • Youths participate in group programs that develop important social and communication skills necessary for employment success
How Your Gift Makes a Difference - Give Now

$10 - $25 buys puzzles and books for use in individual and group therapy as well as classroom-based programs

$90 gives a child one group program session

$180 provides one individual therapy session

$300 enables a child to receive an evaluation

$720 gives a child one month of individual
therapy sessions

$1,000 allows a child to receive one semester of Playmates, a group program to facilitate peer interaction and social success for school age children with ASD

$10,000 allows a child to receive one semester of Early Class, a classroom-based speech, language and communication program for children with ASD and their parents

 

Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Implant

Did You Know?

  • Children who are deaf are in a high-risk category for severe communication disorders, academic failure, and social isolation

  • Without cochlear implants, children who are deaf will never be able to hear well enough to develop speech and language through listening

Your Gift Helps:

  • Children who are deaf attain the ability to hear and speak through the Callier Cochlear Implant program

  • Children receive pre-surgical services including audiology and speech-language evaluations

  • Children receive post-surgical services including MAPping/programming of the sound processor, FM system consultations/evaluations, speech-language therapy and school visits
How Your Gift Makes a Difference - Give Now

$165 covers one programming session to ensure a child is hearing optimally with his or her cochlear implant

$180  allows a child to receive one Speech, Language and Listening session to teach the child to listen and speak

$250 gives a child the opportunity to attend the week-long cochlear implant summer camp

$720 provides the opportunity for a child to receive one month of Speech, Language, and Listening Therapy to teach the child to listen and speak

$2,160 gives a child three months of Speech, Language, and  Listening Therapy which teaches the child to listen and speak

 

Hearing

Hearing

Did You Know?

  • According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (National Institutes of Health), about 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with hearing loss

  • One in 8 people in the United States age 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears

Your Gift Helps:

  • Children receive comprehensive hearing evaluations, auditory processing assessments and electrophysiology testing

  • Adults receive diagnostic hearing evaluations, risk for falling assessments, vestibular testing and tinnitus and hyperacusis evaluations

  • Children and adults receive hearing aids and other assistive technology when hearing loss cannot be treated medically or surgically
How Your Gift Makes a Difference - Give Now

$20 buys a two-month supply of hearing aid batteries for a child

$75 purchases a new ear mold for a growing child's hearing aid

$100 buys speech-in-noise testing materials to assess the benefit hearing aids provide to a child

$150 buys a smoke detector with a strobe light to visually alert a child or an adult in an emergency

$500 purchases a wireless microphone that can be paired with an adult's hearing aids to hear talkers better in noisy environments

$1,500 purchases two hearing aids and three years of follow-up services

 

Speech and Language

Speech and Language

Did You Know?

  • 7%– 10% of children are affected by a speech or language disorder

  • For 80% of children with speech deficits, the disorder is severe enough to require clinical treatment

Your Gift Helps:

  • Children receive individual and group therapy for articulation and motor speech disorders, delayed language, feeding disorders and stuttering

  • Adults receive individual and group therapy for cognitive-communication impairments and stuttering

  • Students receive the Robert D. Stillman, Ph.D. Award for Outstanding Students in the Master of Science in Communication Disorders Program

  • Researchers study speech of adults and children with a focus on the speech of brain-injured talkers with disorders known as aphasia and apraxia-of-speech in the Speech Production Laboratory in the Communication Technology Center
How Your Gift Makes a Difference - Give Now

$10 - $25  buys puzzles and books for use in individual and group therapy as well as classroom-based programs

$25 provides a kit of chewing tools for a child who is learning how to eat

$50 purchases picture cards that help children learn new vocabulary

$50 buys a new set of pretend play toys for use in individual and group therapy for children with deficits in play skills

$75 pays the deposit for a child to attend a group program

$90 allows a child to receive one group program session

$180 provides an individual therapy session

$200 purchases software to help children learn basic concepts and early literacy skills

$300 enables a child to receive a speech-language evaluation

$700 covers the tuition for a child's summer camp program

$720 gives a child one month of individual therapy sessions

$1,126 buys a Small Rifton Activity Chair for a child with special positioning and seating needs during therapy

$2,160 pays for a semester in a feeding program for a child who has a feeding disorder

$5,400 allows a child to receive one semester of Preschool Language Development Program