(CHATHAM, ONTARIO) – On December 15, the Sertoma Foundation of Canada, presented the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation with a cheque for $5,000 in support of the CTC-CK Speech Language Therapy program.
Over the last few months due to COVID, the Centre has been providing the majority of speech and language therapy through virtual telepractice. This requires the family to have a home computer or iPad in order for the child to see the therapist on a screen and to participate in therapy activities online. Most families can accommodate telepractice with use of their personal home computer or iPad, but some families with limited means just use cell phones with texting, and therefore their child cannot participate in telepractice.
“The donation today from the Sertoma Foundation of Canada allows us to purchase much needed equipment to loan to children with speech language needs that cannot participate without loaned equipment.” Says Mike Genge, President of CTC Foundation. “We are grateful for the ongoing support from this Foundation.”
The Sertoma Foundation has provided significant, annual support to the CTC-CK’s Audiology and Speech Therapy programs for over the past 5 years. The Children’s Treatment Centre and Foundation are extremely excited about the Sertoma Foundation of Canada’s continued support of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation, and commitment to helping the children and youth in Chatham-Kent, of all abilities, reach their full potential.
Pictured: Mike Genge, President of CTC Foundation and Tammy Craeymeersch, President of LaSertoma International