The following letter received by our Chairman, George Shields, from The Speech & Stuttering Institute beautifully sums up what we support at Harmonize For Speech. If you have any comments, we would love to hear from you.

January 23, 2018

Dear George,

It was good to see you on Monday (January trustees’ meeting). Thank you and H4S so much for the amazing support of our subsidy program! We are so grateful for the gift of $5000.

Your loyalty and kindness at supporting the work we do is so much appreciated. We would not be able to treat the children, teens and adults requiring financial assistance without your help.

I think you fully understand that our clinical programs are life changing for many of the children and their families who are unable to find help elsewhere. This is a nice comment that one parent told us that you may wish to share with the members of H4S:
“Speech therapy at The Speech & Stuttering Institute has helped our son go from completely non-verbal and a few barely audible word approximations to now being a confident happy speaker who is eager to converse with adults and share his thoughts. He has always had so much to say but unable to share his ideas with all of us and be so frustrated. Today the frustrations of not being understood are gone and replaced with an eagerness to express himself. To hear him say “I love you Mommy” is a phrase I will never take for granted because he could not say that until he was 6. Thank you. We remain in deep gratitude to you for helping to make this happen.”

Again, thank you so much for your support. Your gift is greatly appreciated by all those who benefit.

Best personal regards,

Margit Pukonen, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO
Interim Executive Director