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Laughlin Children's Center in Sewickley receives $3,000 grant

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Laughlin Children's Center in Sewickley has received a $3,000 grant from First National Bank, underwriting the cost of purchasing and installing listening stations in the center's speech therapy observation rooms.

Added during Laughlin's 2012 renovation, the observation rooms have one-way mirrors that allow parents to watch their child's therapy session without being present in the room with the child and speech pathologist. The four listening stations give parents the ability to hear what's going on, in addition to watching.

The added dimension allows parents to practice some of the strategies that Laughlin's speech department works on with the children.

The listening stations also will be used to help other educational professionals who might be involved with the child and family, such as a speech therapist the child sees at school, another Laughlin clinician, or the graduate interns from the University of Pittsburgh whom Laughlin trains each fall and summer.

For more information on Laughlin and its services, call 412-741-4087 or visit

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