"I've learned that it is important to advocate for yourself because that is how you get the things that you really want. Also you can let people know what you need so they can help you. It was hard for me and it still is a little hard to advocate for myself but with all the support that I got from my mom, Tichenor, and Mayra [Jimenez, Tichenor's Director of Administration & Family Services], I was able to transition from special education to general education classes.
Tichenor has helped me so much and thanks to everyone there I am able to graduate from high school and go to college. From physical therapy when I was a baby and toddler to the Rich Kempster Swim Program where I was later able to volunteer, to even helping me with my writing skills. You've helped and supported me in any way possible. Because of Tichenor, I plan to study to becoming a therapist or a nurse to help others. Thank you for everything!"
Congratulations, Daniela! We're so very proud of you!
Would you like to try your hand at painting a tree, a stretch of rock, a morning sky? No experience necessary! To find out our painting schedule, email us!
Introducing Jessie Goldstein!
We are delighted to welcome Jessie Goldstein to our team! Get to know Jessie!
Hi Jessie! Can you tell us why you became a speech-language pathologist?
I wanted to become a speech language pathologist because I enjoy working with children, and I think communication is so important in every aspect of our lives. I love the idea that I can be a part of helping a child improve their communication, and all the positives that come along with that.
What attracted you to Tichenor Clinic for Children?
I loved the idea of being able to provide services to whatever families needed them, regardless of ability to pay. I also enjoy how many different services are provided at Tichenor, and I can already tell how beneficial it is to have an interdisciplinary team here to support each child.
What is your favorite place in Long Beach?
I love to go to Rosie's Dog Beach with my dog!
What is something fun you've done this summer or that you look forward to doing this summer?
I am looking forward to more camping trips this summer.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I swing dance! I am also an avid reader and enjoy camping.
Anything else you would like to share with us?
I'm very happy to be joining the team!
How I Use My AAC Device
Hundreds of families seek speech-language therapy services for their children every year, and many of them seek the support of assistive communication devices. There are many different kinds!
No-tech and low-tech options include things like:
gestures and facial expressions
spelling words by pointing to letters
pointing to photos, pictures, or written words
High-tech options include things like:
using an app on an iPad or tablet to communicate
using a computer with a “voice," sometimes called a speech-generating device
Kim Vuong, Tichenor Clinic for Children's Community Liaison
Also called Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC), AAC should also be considered for individuals who have some speech or speech that is unintelligible to unfamiliar listeners. These individuals may use AAC to augment their communication.
New merchandise with our updated logo has arrived!! Many sizes and colors were swooped up during the Carnival, but let us know what you'd like and we'll put in your order with our next batch!
T-shirts: $20 donation
$8 of your donation is tax-deductible
Blue, Gray, Black for Child & Adult
Hoodies: $35 donation
$10 of your donation is tax-deductible
Blue, Gray, Black for Adults
Baseball caps: $20 donation
$9 of your donation is tax-deductible
Black w/white logo or White w/black logo
Tote bags: $15 donation
$5 of your donation is tax-deductible
Canvas or Grey
If you would like to make a donation for a Tichenor merchandise item, please call 562-597-3696 or email Stelet.
And let her know what else you'd like to see! Mugs? Stickers? Cooler bags? What else??
We're a MyWalgreens Nonprofit!
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We're excited to be chosen as a featured nonprofit in the new myWalgreens donation program! June 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022, you can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards when you shop and choose how much to donate.
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Our summer Teen Advocacy Training series begins July 22 and will be held for six weeks from 3-4:30 pm via Zoom! Teens (ages 12-19) will learn what advocacy is, why it is important, and how they can get involved in advocacy in the community.