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New Nonprofit Formed to Help Childhood Speech and Language Disorders:
The Cherab Foundation, helping to bring children a smile and a voice.

We are very excited to announce that due to the growth of our other nonprofit, Children's Apraxia Network, and the partnership with Dr. Marilyn Agin, we started a new nonprofit foundation called Cherab Foundation Inc. which stands for

Communication Help, Education, Research, Apraxia Base

We realized the need for a nonprofit that was able to outreach anywhere in the world, and that could provide funding for a broader base of research and education projects that promote healthy language development, with a focus on verbal apraxia in children, and Early Intervention. Our meetings, websites and email list will be held the same as usual, but they will now be under the Cherab Foundation Inc.

Thanks to Seton Hall University Law School! See information about the March 23 Gala Event at Seton Hall to benefit our nonprofit. We are proud to announce that we were voted as the primary recipient of Seton Hall University's Law School's Competitive Grant.

Because of this Grant, as well as the continued wonderful support of our current sponsors and others, the Cherab Foundation will soon be able to:

  • Provide subsidized screenings for speech and language, as well as subsidized group therapy for the children.

  • Begin various research projects with participating hospitals, physicians and speech and language pathologists.

  • Create much needed new schools/ and or educational programs for apraxic and other language disabled children.

  • Raise awareness to the medical community, which will raise awareness to the general public, about apraxia, and the importance of Early Intervention for any child who is non verbal at 2. Our goal is to have professionals and parents learn the benefits of Early Intervention, even for children who it is believed "only have a delay in speech."
Cherab Foundation is a national nonprofit organization, a partnership of families and professionals working together to provide support and information for those who care for children that are late talkers, or for those diagnosed with apraxia. Our goal to is raise awareness about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. We also wish to raise awareness about the world's number one disability, communication disorders, and when, how and where to go for help.

Apraxia is a severe, neurologically based, speech disorder. Children diagnosed with apraxia need daily, intensive, appropriate therapy. Apraxia does not affect a child's cognitive ability; many children with apraxia are above average intelligence. Most people view young apraxic children as "late talkers". The problem is that not enough people know what apraxia is to consider it a possibility.

Unlike "late talkers" who have a simple delay of speech, children with apraxia do not "grow out of it." With early intervention and appropriate speech therapy, most apraxic children will learn to talk, and be understood.

Read more about Cherab's current programs and past activities and events.

The Cherab Foundation is a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills and education of all children with speech and language delays and disorders. Our area of emphasis is verbal and oral apraxia, severe neurologically-based speech and language disorders that hinder children's ability to speak.

The Foundation is committed to assisting with the development of new therapeutic approaches, preventions and cures to neurologically-based speech disorders. We bring together parents and medical, research, and educational professionals. Please join us and help to give our children a smile and a voice.

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Cherab Foundation
Communication Help, Education, Research, Apraxia Base
P.O. Box 8524
PSL, Florida 34952-8524
Phone: 772-335-5135

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