To support therapy sessions for children and adolescents struggling with literacy learning, support volunteering efforts, and help us acquire essential learning resources
Donate to Martha's Vineyard Language & Literacy Project
Comprehensive spoken and written language assessment and report
48 hours of one to one speech language therapy. Two one hour session per week
Six month progress report
Children who struggle with language based learning disorders, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, often require many months of one on one individualized therapy to begin to make progress.
This generous sponsorship includes:
Sponser a Child
Your donation matters, every penny counts towards helping children & adolescents struggling with literacy learning difficulties
More Info About Sponser a Child
This option provides you an opportunity to support therapy for one island child. Whether you have a specific child in mind whom you would like to sponsor or if you prefer to contribute anonymously. Your generous donation will be used to help a child obtain the basic human right of literacy.
More Info About Custom Amounts
All donations are welcome and will be applied toward an individual child's six month sponsorship. As each individual sponsorship becomes fully funded ($7,500) our project will enroll children from a waiting list, on a first come first serve basis, until our project capacity is met.
All donations are tax deductable
Joel Stark, PhD,
November 18, 1930 - May 4, 2020
Professor Emeritus and former Director, Speech-Language and Hearing Center, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY).
For those of us mentored by Joel, especially in the area of language disorders and especially written language disorders, we stand on his shoulders. He lifted us and the profession with his knowledge, dedication and, kindness. His list of beliefs he imparted to his students, reflects his values and love for people and the profession of speech-language pathology.
Love that kid or get the hell out
None of us is as smart as all of us
That child is not here to live up to your expectations
Your first job is to make that kid feel good about themselves
Focus on strengths to improve weaknesses
Follow the child's lead
Beware the expert
What you test is what you get
Labels are for cans
Treat the individual, not the disorder
A child is a child is a child
When you've seen one child with autism, you've seen one child with autism