I am a Junior at Western Michigan University double majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Spanish. This year, I am incredibly blessed with the chance to study abroad in Quito, Ecuador (May 1st-June 20th) to enhance my Spanish speaking education. It is an amazing opportunity for me in my pursuit of becoming a bilingual Speech Therapist. This will help me to serve a greater variety of families in need.
Communication disorders affect more than 42 million Americans. Of these, 28 million have a hearing loss and 14 million have a speech or language disorder. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, more than one in 5 school-aged children (21%) speak a language other than English at home. That number of bilingual speakers is projected to increase in the coming years. http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/The-Advantages-of-Being-Bilingual/
I will be forever grateful and deeply appreciate your generosity helping me make this opportunity a reality. Thank you in advance for your prayers and donations for this once in a lifetime educational experience!
Valerie Begian :)
- Caitlin Schram
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