In the summer of 2011, GO Project began a partnership with City Sounds of NY, a speech and language therapy provider in response to a growing need for language services among GO project students. Driven by student assessment data reflecting a high instance of complex language needs, the GO Project decided to extend this collaboration into the academic school year.
Currently, 10 students identified as having the greatest need receive 50 minutes of intensive speech and language therapy from a certified speech pathologist on Saturdays at the GO Red site located at Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI). Parents are regularly updated on the content and progress of their child’s sessions and our provided with training on strategies to use at home. This initiative is rooted in the GO project’s core belief that holistic intervention and support for students and families are essential to student success. In this unique agency collaboration, GO Project students benefit from expert services while families are empowered to increase their engagement with their child’s learning.
“Providing speech-language therapy services to the children of GO Project has been extremely rewarding for City Sounds of NY. Through GO Project we’ve been able to have a positive impact on children living in underserved communities. Access to educational, emotional and social support can be instrumental in a child’s success and GO Project’s goal is to make it accessible to those with need. We look forward to a long collaboration with GO Families and the entire GO Project team.” says Amy Grillo, President of City Sounds of NY.