Savannah Speech & Hearing Center

Congrats to our 2019 Sound Start Graduates!

Toddlers, Babies, and Books, Oh My!

How to Introduce Toddlers and Babies to Books

Do you ever question when the best time is to introduce your little one to books? The answer is anytime is the best time! Interacting and making reading fun for your little one is important for their future engagements with books and reading to nurture literacy skills early on. Zerotothree.com notes that reading a few minutes at a time is okay, so do not worry if you do not finish the entire book. This is because, as you may know, young children cannot sit for more than a few minutes. What counts is that you are introducing books to your little one and reading to them a little at a time.

According to zerotothree.com, there are multiple ways to make your little one comfortable with reading. Talking or singing the pictures instead of reading the words offers a different take on reading time because they will become more engaged. Another way to help your little one become comfortable with reading is by letting them turn the pages. Babies and toddlers often enjoy being independent, so by allowing them to turn the page of the book, they feel involved. Not only is it important to let your child be independent during reading time, but it is also important to engage them and explain what you are doing. By showing children the cover page of each book, this describes what the story is about or they can guess what the story is about. Showing children the words by running your finger left to right across the words engages them more, and creating voices of characters and using body movements makes the story come alive.

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New Beginner’s Sign Language Class – March 19th through May 7th

American Sign Language Class : Beginners

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

  • March 19th through May 7th 2019
  • 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

New Beginner’s Sign Language Class – January 22nd through March 12th

American Sign Language Class : Beginners

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

  • January 22nd through March 12th 2019
  • 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

Merry Christmas from all of us at Sound Start!

Auditory Development at Sound Start!

SSHC Receives Thanks For Giving Holiday Program Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation

This season of giving, Savannah Speech and Hearing Center is receiving a special gift from The Rite Aid Foundation, which is helping us to continue making a difference in the lives of children in our community.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media, and to celebrate, The Rite Aid Foundation has generously gifted us with a $5,000 grant as part of its KidCents Thanks For Giving Holiday program.

We also have the opportunity to receive an additional grant of $2,500 by being the charity that has the most likes, shares and comments on our social media posts on #GivingTuesday. Please be sure to check out our Facebook page on Tuesday, November 27 and help us spread the word!

Our team has decided to use this grant to assist our Sound Start program with needed learning and therapy materials, tests, and educational toys for the children.

The Rite Aid Foundation created the KidCents Thanks For Giving Holiday program to help us support our efforts to improve the health, safety and well-being of local kids. In total, The Rite Aid Foundation is donating $2.2 million to more than 440 charities as part of this program.

“#GivingTuesday is a global celebration of giving, and on this day, we wanted to recognize our KidCents charities for all they do to make positive impact in the communities we serve,” said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “Through the KidCents Thanks For Giving Holiday program, we want to recognize and support organizations that are focused on giving all year round. We thank all our KidCents charity partners for helping to give kids better lives and brighter futures.” 

We look forward to continuing our partnership with The Rite Aid Foundation and are excited by the opportunities that KidCents brings to our organization and those we help.

Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year!

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

We’re proud of our Sound Start program and the success for children like Caroline!

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center is proud of our Sound Start program and the success for children like Caroline! Please watch her story in the link below. One For All…All for One…please support this year’s United Way campaign, so programs like Sound Start can continue to make a difference in children’s lives. Thank You!


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