San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Now through October 31, Speech Buddies will contribute $100 to the first 10 school projects posted on DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
“Research has shown that Speech Buddies help speech therapy students learn four times faster than traditional therapy. By using Speech Buddies with articulation students, schools will save thousands of dollars in speech therapy costs while greatly benefiting students and teachers. We’d like to encourage speech therapists, particularly those working in high poverty areas, a chance to get their hands on Speech Buddies through our donations with DonorsChoose.org,” said Gordy Rogers, M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech Buddies Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer.
Speech Buddies’ decision to participate in DonorsChoose.org was a pretty simple one.
“I have known DonorsChoose.org founder and CEO Charles Best since high school and we have shared our mutual passion for education for many years. Every day, we hear from speech therapists around the country who do not have a budget for materials. Today, we are excited to help bridge that gap by extending DonorsChoose.org to the speech community,” said Rogers.
It’s no secret that many U.S. schools lack the budget and materials to assist students in need of speech therapy resources. According to an American Speech and Hearing Association 2012 Schools Survey, the median caseload for a school-based Speech-language Pathologist is 47 students.
“With DonorsChoose.org, we’re hoping to give speech therapists and students access to the best technology and highest standard of care. Speech Buddies allow students to graduate from speech services faster and return to the classroom,” said Rogers.
Speech-Language Pathologists interested in participating should visit: http://www.speechbuddy.com/blog/speech-therapist/speech-buddies-to-fund-10-high-poverty-projects-through-donors-choose/.
Speech Buddies are a set of tools (for R, S, L, CH, and SH sounds) to help kids overcome speech difficulties. These tools have been clinically-proven to work two to four times faster than traditional speech therapy.
For more information, visit Speech Buddies website: http://www.speechbuddy.com/.