Deborah Venditti, Speech-Language Pathologist, Volunteers Again in 2012

Deborah and Dr. Claire Richardson were invited back again in 2012 by Dr. Helen Leonard and 1 World Foundation to continue with their multi-disciplinary team work.  Deborah was able to source a wheelchair and take it with her for a young boy paralyzed by a tumour that had spread to his spine.  This year the focus was follow-up consultations and in-services to school staff.  The excitement in the schools was such that 20 new children were referred for screenings.  Of particular note was the discovery of an 8 year old girl with a previously undiagnosed cleft palate.  This will lead to referral for surgical repair which will be life changing!

Deborah with Governor Ric Todd of Turks and Caicos Islands, at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the wheelchair.

Deborah evaluating the receptive language skills of a youngster struggling in school.  In the background is Dr. Helen Leonard, Developmental Pediatrician and in the foreground is Dr. Claire Richardson, Occupational Therapist.

Students and the proud owner of the wheel chair were overjoyed to meet Deborah at their school.

School guidance counsellor, Winsome Fearon, Helen Leonard, Deborah Venditti and Claire Richardson take a lunch break.


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