January 5, 2016

WHY SPEECH THERAPY

Give a child the power of speech

Many children around the world have limited opportunities
to go to school simply because they cannot communicate.

A social problem like this is rarely encountered in developed countries.
But in Cambodia, children with a disability can’t easily receive
speech therapy to help them to communicate and go to school.

It is a big problem. At least 600,000 Cambodians, around 1 in 25 people,
live with a communication or swallowing disability. And yet, there are
no Cambodian speech therapists, no government policy addressing
this issue and limited knowledge about the benefits of speech therapy.

By taking part in Day Without Speech, you are standing for a world
where children with communication and swallowing disabilities
can live full and happy lives. You are supporting children to receive
education so they become valuable members of society.

 

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How important is it?

Speech and language disabilities are the most common disability
in childhood, and yet they are the least well detected.

Children with swallowing disabilities are 13 times
more likely to die young because they can easily contract pneumonia.

At least 600,000 Cambodians, around 1 in 25 people,
are living with a communication or swallowing disability
and yet there are no Cambodian speech therapists.

Cambodian children with communication and swallowing
disabilities are often left out. They are unable
to go to school and more likely to live in poverty.

 


The difference you will make

$10 can provide one teacher with a resource kit on basic speech therapy
 

$25 can support us for one day to establish a speech therapy course
 

$50 can help us reach one child in school and work with the teachers
 

$100 can provide 20 children with specialised communication tools
 

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