The goal of this program is to give a voice to non-speaking, non-English speakers and/or and children with speech difficulties so they may be able to engage with peers and teachers while at play. These boards will also bring awareness and educational moments to neuro-typical children and families that use the playgrounds while schools are out on break.
The playground is a perfect setting for children of all stages and ages to come together; by giving non-speaking children (or children with speech limitations) a voice in the playground we are giving them a way to integrate and communicate with peers, teachers and classmates without the pressure of being in the classroom as well as allowing them to practice social skills and gain confidence while doing so.
Each board is designed for the playground it serves.
- English and Spanish
- Numbers and Alphabet for unlimited vocabulary possibilities
- Can be personalized with pictures of playground equipment
- Terms/vocabulary used by teachers can be added to boards to reinforce teaching
All schools are eligible to apply. Our organization currently operates in Wake County, North Carolina; but is not limited to the county or state.
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Per project, Marianne Georgiou will meet with the school principal and/or school personnel appointed to the project to assess needs, gather information about installation locations and details to best design the personalized template for each playground. Depending on what type of boards (in-ground or in-fence installation) are decided upon, county and town guidelines will be followed for the installation process.
Timeframe varies per project, depending on funds available at the time of application, town guidelines for installation and printing process.
Marianne GeorgiouFounder/President email@example.com(919) 454-3595
If you’re interested in learning more about our programs or would like to apply, call or email Marianne.