Many of us recall the first day of kindergarten with fondness. For many, it represented the first opportunity to engage with others in both learning and play. In addition to working with words and numbers, one of the most important skills learned during kindergarten is interpersonal communication.
For children like Dalton, however, the notion of the first day of kindergarten can feel like a frightening experience. Having dealt with speech delay due to bilateral hearing loss, Dalton could only speak a few words and frequently became frustrated with the inability to express himself or understand others. Fortunately, Dalton achieved a breakthrough after receiving both speech therapy and auditory impairment therapy and enrolling in The Warren Center’s Bridge program – which prepares the children for school. This comprehensive therapy provided Dalton with a foundation for language, equipping him with skills that he will continue to use for a lifetime. He can now interact successfully with others in a classroom setting and has less trouble working within a structured routine.
As his mother reports: “I cannot thank The Warren Center enough for the continued support and resources that have been provided to Dalton! I am confident that with the foundation he has received, he will start on the same platform as his peers by the time kindergarten begins.” Children like Dalton are proof that your gifts are not in vain. By donating to The Warren Center, you can provide children with support they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.