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Struggle for speech therapy support

By Jessie Chiang

When Mono Penewi discovered that her daughter Adrienne was partially deaf at age 8, speech therapy immediately became a distressing issue.

Because of Adrienne’s hearing impairment she missed out on important developments in her speech earlier on, leaving her with a low comprehension level and extreme difficulty with pronunciation of words and communicating effectively. 619 more words


Hearing Loss & Spirituality

I am hearing impaired. There, I said it. The one thing about myself that I have always tried my best to hide and hated about myself for a long time. 933 more words

The Story of My Hearing Loss: Part 2—Surgery

Growing up I was never told much about my hearing loss. Just that I had bone and nerve damage, and that I had mild/moderate loss. I wasn’t told percentages (though I did find it written in one place that I had a 40% loss, a number that means nothing to me) and I wasn’t taught how to read an audiogram. 807 more words


Speech Therapy-Should it be Government Funded? #poj14

Yesterday I asked another question on Facebook regarding my news story. My first question was about services for deaf children had an interesting response. There were a lot of suggestions for different areas of every day life which would really help hearing impaired children. 113 more words


Free Amplified Phone Program Available - Oct 14-15 - Pittsfield, IL

Illinois has a free amplified phone program. West Central Illinois Area on Aging will be at the Pike County Senior Services office in fellowship hall First Christian Church Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14-15 so anyone can try out several different amplified phones to see which best suits their needs. 63 more words

Community Resource

Services for Deaf Children? #poj14

To generate interest for my News Story I wanted to find out first of all whether people see speech therapy as an issue for deaf kids. 136 more words