Center for Childhood Communication Patient Stories
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Listen: Intensive Program Helps Teens Who Stutter
At intensive CHOP program, teens who stutter learned tips from successful adults on how to manage the condition.
Autism, Language Disorder, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Julian’s Story
Because Julian is nonspeaking, he needed communication device — and the patient coaching from a speech-language pathologist — to open up his world.
Voice Loss and Acid Reflux: Kate’s Story
Kate loves to sing. In a scare when she was 16, she experienced bouts of losing her voice. The Pediatric Voice Program at CHOP helped her get her voice, and her dreams, back.
Unilateral Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant: Abby’s Story
Spontaneous total hearing loss in one ear turned out to be only a bump in the road — not an end of dreams — for Abby, who had a cochlear implant at CHOP at 17.
Morgan’s Story: Overcoming Brain Injury After Ischemic Stroke
After just a year of care from CHOP’s Pediatric Stroke Program, 16-year-old Morgan has regained her ability to speak and is back to doing the sports she loves.
Full Circle: The Patient Is Now an Audiologist
Nick was a typical teen who didn’t want to be different than his friends, despite his hearing loss. Ten years later, as a CHOP audiologist, he counsels kids to avoid the mistakes he made.
Autoimmune Encephalitis: Kayla’s Long Journey to Diagnosis and Recovery
Bewildering symptoms, both physical and behavioral, brought Kayla to CHOP and led to a diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis, a rare disease when a person’s immune system attacks their brain.
Cochlear Implant for Hearing Loss: Lamont's Story
Lamont didn’t despair when he lost the little hearing he had in one ear. With a cochlear implant, he’s hearing better than ever and sharing his pride with other kids
An Augmentative and Alternative Communication System Helps His Personality Shine Through: Justin’s Story
CHOP speech-language pathologists help Justin find the augmentative and alternative communication system that’s right for him, right now.
An Augmentative and Alternative Communication System: Dino’s Story
Leigh syndrome took away Dino’s speech, but not his voice. With CHOP’s help, he found the perfect AAC device and now “speaks” easily with family, professors and friends.