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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

  • All individuals with autism through the construction of the new Callier Autism Center which will expand access to treatment for children with autism, as well as provide more opportunities to educate students and further autism research
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$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

  • Researchers and students focus on early communication development in children using cochlear implants in the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program Laboratory in the Communication Technology Center
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$25 provides two weeks of batteries necessary for a child to hear with a cochlear implant

$100 buys a cable necessary for a child to hear with a cochlear implant

$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

$190 purchases a six month supply of batteries necessary for a child to hear with a cochlear implant

$200 gives a child the opportunity to attend the week-long cochlear implant summer camp

$500 purchases a Rechargeable Battery System for a child’s cochlear implant

$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

$8,500 covers the cost of a Cochlear Implant Sound Processor necessary for a child to hear

 

Hearing

Hearing

Did You Know?

  • Every day in America 1 to 3 infants per 1,000 are born deaf or hard of hearing

  • Four to six thousand infants and young children, between the ages of birth and 3 years who pass their newborn hearing screening, will acquire some degree of hearing loss

Your Gift Helps:

  • Children receive comprehensive hearing evaluations, auditory processing evaluations, cortical evoked potentials and FM System

  • Adults receive comprehensive hearing evaluations, auditory brainstem response test, FM System, risk for falling, tinnitus and hyperacusis

  • Children and adults receive hearing aids when hearing loss cannot be treated medically or surgically

  • Researchers and students focus on wireless technology for individuals with hearing loss in the Communication Technology Center
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$10 purchases an Ear Basin for use in ear irrigation

$20 buys an Irrigation Syringe to aid in ear irrigation

$50 purchases a backpack to store a laptop, Phonak toaster, and Hi-Pro Box to help hearing-impaired children in the schools

$75 purchases a Noise CD for testing children’s hearing in the schools

$100 covers a WIPI 2 picture book for use during functional hearing testing with children

$150 buys a sound-level meter for measuring ambient noise levels in the school setting

$150 buys an Educational Audiology Textbook for reference purposes and use in helping hearing-impaired children in the schools

$350 buys a Phonak toaster for programming receivers and transmitters for hearing –impaired children in the schools

$800 purchases a Laptop for programming equipment and monitoring issued equipment for hearing-impaired children in the schools

$950 buys a HI-Pro Box to program hearing aids for hearing-impaired children in the schools

$1,000 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
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$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