New grant helps our children find their voice

13 April 2017

Boy with speech therapist

 

The children and staff at CPotential would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to our friends at The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) Charity for their recent grant towards our speech and language therapy provision.

With the Company’s generous support, we can continue to teach disabled children how to communicate independently.

Jo Honigmann, CPotential Chief Executive, said:

“We’re very grateful to the Worshipful Company. This grant means our onsite Speech and Language Therapist can make the best use of high tech IT, such as Eyegaze, which form the starting blocks for communication for non-verbal children. This enables them to use eye movements to operate a computer or speech-generating device so that they can express their ideas and needs independently – and make their voices heard.”

Gary Moore, Chairman, WCIT Charitable Operations Committee, said:

“We are delighted to support CPotential’s fantastic work with disabled children. For people whose communications are limited by disability, information technology can be a lifeline to information, culture, employment or simply communicating with other people. We aim to ensure that availability of and proficiency in the use of IT is an enabler to overcoming disadvantage.”

As well as speech and language therapy for all the children in our Woodstar School, CPotential runs Speech Time sessions as part of our Early Intervention and Sessional Services for children aged six months to 14.

We also run a free Speech and Language Advisory Clinic for parents where they can get expert information and advice on how they can help their children to communicate.

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