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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

Administrative Fees

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

Custom Amount

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

In Memoriam


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