From the ARCHIVES 50 years with Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center By Claire Magee, Reporter During the 1960s, The Center began the Junior League by providing of Charlotte, Inc. diagnosis, therapy, (JLC) saw many training, and changes – a new rehabilitative building; an services to expanded focus individuals of from education all ages in the to include the Charlotte area. arts; and the Two years after establishment its founding, the of the Charlotte United Way of the Speech and Central Carolinas Hearing Center, the took over funding first community for the Center, and CSHC announcement in Charlotte Observer speech and shortly thereafter, years later, staff member Louisa hearing center in North Carolina. the JLC pledged an additional Heilman recounted the memory The JLC committed to allocating $57,000 to the Center. In the years of the first success story “I can $124,000 over a three-year period since, the Charlotte Speech and vividly see this little child when and placing 30 JLC volunteers at Hearing Center has continued he said his word, ‘fish.’ His little the Charlotte Speech & Hearing to grow, providing services to face list up, and we clapped and Center. families in and around Charlotte. jumped up and down and carried Additionally, they partner with on. That one word just makes it The first therapy session was various community organizations, all worthwhile.” (The CRIER, 1977). provided in October 1967. Ten including ones served by the JLC
Fast Facts Year founded: 1967 Mission: Communication is the key to connecting with the world. The Center’s mission is to provide a full range of effective family-centered speech, language and hearing services to everyone in need. Through outstanding patient care and state of the art technology, individualized hearing solutions are provided on any budget. The center has an audiologist on site, as well as a tenured team of dedicated, highly-trained speech pathologists with a wide variety of specialized skills to serve your family’s needs, with a focus on early intervention. Web address: http://charlottespeechhearing.com/
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