Foundation for the Callier Center and Communication Disorders
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For more than half a century, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders has been dedicated to helping children and adults with speech, language and hearing disorders connect with the world.
Our mission is to transform the lives of those with communication disorders by providing outstanding, leading-edge clinical services, conducting meaningful and innovative basic and applied research into new treatments and technologies, and training the next generation of caring clinical providers.
The purpose of the Foundation for the Callier Center is to help raise funds in support of the Callier Center's mission.
Be a HEAR O! Give a child the ability to hear and be heard.
Every dollar you donate will provide audiology and speech-language services to children in need who are deaf or hard of hearing. Every amount counts.
Children born deaf or hard of hearing bear a double burden: the inability or decreased ability to hear and speak.
Did you know that in Texas approximately 2 to 3 infants per 1,000 are born deaf or hard of hearing? Hearing loss is one of the most common defects present at birth.
The ability to hear is a gift often taken for granted. It brings meaning to our world, allowing us to learn language and communicate. Early listening experiences are critical for children to develop speech and language abilities, which form the foundation for literacy.
A family that is under-insured or has limited financial means simply cannot afford the cost of hearing aids and services. Limited finances should not keep a child from being able to hear. Hearing should be a given, but it is not. Without the ability to hear, a child cannot learn to speak. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 75% of high school drop-outs have reading problems, and the majority of poor readers have a history of early spoken language deficits. The Callier Center believes that every child should be able to hear and speak, and therefore have the opportunity to succeed in school and in everyday life.
Thank you for giving a child the ability to hear and be heard.
Beth and Chuck Thoele
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