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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


3 hours of intervention for one child/adolescent struggling with speech and language, in addition to providing learning resources for parents


3 hours of intervention for one child/adolescent.


1.5 hours of intervention for 2 children/adolescents

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Your donation matters, every penny counts towards helping children struggling with literacy learning difficulties

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Additional amounts will provide for increased intervention for treatment hours and workbooks and writing materials.  Generous amounts, e.g., $2400 will provide 6 months of treatment for an individual; $3600 will provide 6 months of treatment for 2 individuals.

Joel Stark, PhD,
November 18, 1930 - May 4, 2020

Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor Emeritus and former Director, Speech-Language-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.

  • 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

  • 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

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