Speaking of Art
Thursday, September 20 • 6:30-9:00 PM
Chandelier Cafe & Cater at The Historic Neely House
Please join us for the West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center’s sixth annual Speaking of Art Celebration, our signature fundraising event. Our goal this year is to raise $30,000 to support the programs and services of West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center. Among these programs include weekly Book Club incorporating assistive technology, speech and hearing screenings, Language Camp, and monthly support group for families using assistive technology.
Having served the Jackson and West Tennessee Community for 65 years, WTHSC continues to provide and expand its hearing and speech therapy services. As a non-profit organization, Speaking of Art has become the primary fundraising event which gives the Center the opportunity to extend the much-needed therapies to Jackson and the 14 counties it covers.
Meet some of Jackson's finest artists whose works will be for sale. Enjoy live music, a complimentary beverage and hors-d'oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit the programs of West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center.
Proceeds from Speaking of Art are used to fund the Assistive Technology Library at the West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices (ACC) are used to help people with speech, language, voice and/or hearing disorders communicate more effectively. With the many advances in technology, there are an increasing number of new devices available to help people communicate. They range from low tech, as illustrated in the use of simple pictures or signing, to very high tech, with the use of communication boards and speech generating devices.
At West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center, our speech and language pathologists work with both children and adults who have a wide range of impairments including Autism, Apraxia of Speech, traumatic brain injury, Aphasia, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy.
With the use of AAC devices, children can make dramatic advances in communication function, from making choices at meal or playtime to telling their parents about their day at school. Similarly, we can share the joy of seeing a stroke patient able to tell his spouse he loves her. Assistive technology can help everyone’s voice to be heard.