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|Posted by:||Jan 27th 2006, 09:40:39 am|
|briland's best||Thank you Lang for taking the time to help better the opportunities for such speical children! It would be great if everyone in the community would help support this cause: financially and physically speaking to get involve! You are a angel! And yes even angels need help with their mission! It does 'take a village to raise a child'!|
|Posted by:||Jan 24th 2006, 01:22:14 pm|
|Miss Lang||As a part of Exceptional Education Outreach’s (EEO) programs, we bring therapists and medical professionals from Nassau to perform more in-depth evaluations that are needed for the children with special needs across Eleuthera and Harbour Island. Last semester we had two visits from speech therapists: Sharon Clarke and Paula Bowleg of Nassau that assessed the hearing of over 30 children. They also gave speech evaluations and individualized strategies to parents and teachers.
To follow up with the children identified with hearing loss, last week EEO brought Dr. Kim Scrivin, the country’s only audiologist. Despite her busy schedule, Dr. Scrivin packed a full day across Eleuthera. She found quite a few children that had hearing loss due to ear infections or built up sand and wax. Making steps to solve this problem affects the child’s overall academic progress and self esteem. ( Hearing all the sounds in a word is a crucial part of literacy).
In addition, two children that have profound hearing loss (assumed to be completely deaf) were also fitted for hearing aides that will allow them to hear up to 30%. This gives them a better chance at lip reading and verbalization.This will be the first time the children have the opportunity of sound and the progress they will be able to make is so important.
I am writing today to reach the hearts of those of you who may want to help cover the costs of these discounted (but still expensive) hearing aides. The parents cannot afford them so EEO is searching for support to cover 90 % of the costs. Our budget provides the travel and medical fees but not the hearing aides. The cost is $500 each and we are looking to cover the expensive for three.
I would be happy to answer any more specific questions, and I am most grateful for any support offered.
You will be changing the lives of children that otherwise would not have this chance.
For more information about EEO please visit out website: www.EEOBahamas.org
Or contact EEO Director, Lang, at EEOBahamas@yahoo.
Than you for your Care!
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