Lake Erie Nature & Science Center to provide speech-language services to preschoolers

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is partnering with Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center to offer speech and language services in the Center's Log Cabin this fall.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is excited to announce its partnership with Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC). This fall, a variety of speech and language services will be offered at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center to help young children develop the communication skills that are essential to academic success.

Serving over 6,000 children and adults each year, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is the nation's oldest hearing and speech center and the only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to serving those with special communication needs.

"We are thrilled to partner with Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center this year. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is dedicated to connecting parents with the best community resources possible for their children to flourish," said Darci Sanders, Director of Education. "We're all about happy, healthy children and we strive to offer beneficial programs for the whole family."

A licensed and certified speech-language pathologist will be available at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center the week of Sept. 18-22 to conduct speech and hearing screenings for children 3-6 years of age. Screenings can be scheduled online at and are available to children enrolled in the Center's early childhood programs and the public.

This partnership also introduces a new fall program, "Look Who's Talking in the Log Cabin," a parent-toddler communication playgroup led by a CHSC-certified speech-language pathologist that will provide tips and tricks for building vocabulary, developing language enrichment strategies, identifying social skills and preparing toddlers for preschool. The program will be offered for five-week sessions at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on Mondays beginning Oct. 16 from 9:30-10:30 a.m, for parents and their child age 18-36 months. To register, visit

“We are looking forward to the partnership,” said Michelle Foye, CHSC Director of Speech Language and Learning Services. “It will give us an opportunity to expand CHSC programs and services to those on the west side.”

For children with an identified need, individual or group therapy sessions may be scheduled in Lake Erie Nature & Science Center's Log Cabin this fall through Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. Contact CHSC speech-language pathologist Linda Lange at or, 216-325-7531, for more information.

Morgan Paskert

Morgan Paskert is on staff at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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