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New Beginner’s Sign Language Class – Sept 11th – Nov 6th

American Sign Language Class : Beginners

We will be offering a new Beginner’s Sign Language Class. Here are the details:

  • September 11th through November 6th 2018
  • 8 week course – 6 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Crystal Clarkson-Miccoli – Instructor
  • $85 for 8 weeks
  • Class size is limited to 15 people and you must be 13 years old to register

Preregister by filling out the form below and dropping it off at the center or mailing it to:

Savannah Speech & Hearing Center
1206 East 66th Street
Savannah, Georgia 31404

23rd Annual ‘I HAVE MARKS TO MAKE’ Exhibition

For more than two decades, this perennial exhibition has reminded us that art making is for everyone and that art can play a healing role in our lives. I Have Marks to Make is an exhibition celebrating the therapeutic and rehabilitative aspects of art. The exhibition features work by participants of all ages from Telfair’s outreach to local organizations and from community partners.

Partners: Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah; Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Inc.; St. Joseph’s/Candler Rehabilitation; Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Department for Exceptional Children; the City of Savannah’s Therapeutics program; Savannah Speech and Hearing Center Stroke Survivors’ Group; the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision,Inc.; Department of Veterans Affairs Savannah Primary Care Clinic; Goodwill’s ADVANCE Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program; Park Place Outreach Inc.; and Ruth Byck Adult Daytime Care.

Full Moon Yoga at West Elm!

Dancing Dogs and West Elm have partnered and this Wednesday, May 10th from 7:30-8:30pm under the full moon they are offering a yoga class (suggested donation $10). A portion benefits Savannah Speech and Hearing Center!

Bring your mat downtown to West Elm!

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” — Aadil Palkhivala

38th Annual United Way HandsOn Savannah Volunteer Awards Celebration

This event recognizes citizens who demonstrate excellence in community leadership through volunteerism.  Awards will be given in each of the following categories:

Animal Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, and Human Services.

The Herschel V. Jenkins Volunteer of the Year Award will be selected from the overall winners in those five categories. The winner’s non-profit organization will be awarded $1,000 in honor of the winner.

A wonderful group of students from Armstrong State University were nominated for volunteering with the children at Sound Start. Ann Curry-Volunteer Coordinator, who was nominated for Volunteer Administration.

We are honored to be nominated for these awards and to proudly represent Savannah Speech and Hearing.

Pictured are Ann Curry, Shelbie Deaton, a student volunteer at ASU and Tracy Edenfield, Program Director at Sound Start.

I HAVE MARKS TO MAKE’ Art Exhibit at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

The SSHC Stroke Group has about 20 pieces in the ‘I HAVE MARKS TO MAKE’ Art Exhibit at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah.

The 35th annual Hammond for Hope Dinner and Auction


The 35th annual Hammond for Hope Dinner and Auction to benefit the Savannah Speech & Hearing Center’s Sound Start School was held at Hope Point Plantation on Sept. 18.

The article below was published in the Savannah Morning News from columnist Bunny Ware (Bunny in the City).

Read the full article here:

Special Yoga Class to Benefit the Sound Start Program

WHAT: Nada Normal Yoga Workshop to Benefit Sound Start. The Savannah community is invited to come experience how your sonic environment can create harmony or discord in your life and explore opportunities to retune your body and mind awareness at a special all-levels yoga workshop. Proceeds will benefit the Sound Start program of Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, an auditory and oral preschool for children experiencing hearing loss in Savannah and the surrounding communities of Georgia and South Carolina.

WHERE: Sulfur Studios Annex

2301 Bull St.
Savannah, Ga. 31401

WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 4-6 p.m.

COST: $15

MORE: To sign up and for more information, email

Celebrating the Sound Start Class of 2016, An Auditory/Oral Program for Children with Hearing Loss

We were pleased to honor the Sound Start Class of 2016 on June 1.  The Class of 2016 included two graduates who will move on to K-5 this fall.

The two graduates moving on to K-5 earned reading, sight word reading and math awards.  Additional awards were given to other students including phonics listening award, the award for reading over 200 books with parents, as well as citizenship and friendship awards.  All students presented progress performances in areas of listening, reading, language development, vocabulary, phonemic awareness and speech.

This year’s ceremony was themed “Horton Hears A Who…What, When, Where and Why”, representing the ability to break through communication barriers to become a strong oral/aural communicator who is able to understand and use spoken language.

“Our goal is to teach children with hearing loss to listen, speak and understand spoken language in order to be successful in a mainstream educational setting,” said Tracey Edenfield, teacher of the deaf at Sound Start.  “I could not be more proud of the class of 2016 and all that they have achieved in order to move on to the next level in their education.”

In August 2007, the Board of Directors of Savannah Speech and Hearing Center approved the Sound Start program, a never-before-available service in this area – an auditory/oral preschool program. With the help of dedicated staff and community support as well as a coordinated effort with Calvary Day School in Savannah, Sound Start opened its doors to children with hearing loss of Savannah and the surrounding communities in Georgia and South Carolina whose families had chosen spoken language as the communication option for their child. Thus far, the program has been an overwhelming success.

Tracey Edenfield, teacher of the deaf at Sound Start, poses with Horton of Horton Hears a Who!.

Tracey Edenfield, teacher of the deaf at Sound Start, poses with Horton of Horton Hears a Who!.

Sound Start Class of 2016.

Sound Start Class of 2016.

Members of the Sound Start Class of 2016 wearing their cap and gowns during the graduation ceremony.

Members of the Sound Start Class of 2016 wearing their cap and gowns during the graduation ceremony.


Since 1954, Savannah Speech and Hearing has been committed to providing comprehensive services to children and adults with speech, language, and/or hearing problems regardless of financial status in order for them to lead a happy and rewarding life.  Savannah Speech and Hearing offers a wide range of programs including Sound Start, audiology, speech, hearing aids, cochlear implants, information resource center, and other specialized programs.  All Savannah Speech and Hearing speech-language pathologists and audiologists are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. For more information, call 912.355.4601.

United Way – Women’s Legacy Council Luncheon

WLC Luncheon

Ann Curry, Volunteer Coordinator | Anne Smith, Board member | Beth McIntosh, Director of SSHC | Patricia Vansa, mother of Peyton and recipient of the WLC transportation assistance and part of the selected WLC success stories | Tracy Edenfield, Teacher of the Deaf at Sound Start

Sound Start 2016 Easter Egg Hunt at Daffin Park

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