Helpful Resources in Baton Rouge, LA
Emerge’s Licensed Clinical Social Worker is on hand to guide parents through our programs. Her services include answering questions about whether your child is a good fit for Emerge, determining your child’s best placement, and enrolling into Emerge’s services. She also manages our parent resource library, runs a number of parent support groups that meet regularly at the center, and hosts monthly Lunch-N-Learn presentations for families in our Conference Room. Finally, Emerge’s Social Worker is available to provide families with information, connect with local resources, and provides counseling. She can be reached by calling The Emerge Center at (225) 343-4232.
At The Emerge Center, we’re committed to providing comprehensive resources for speech and related services in and around Baton Rouge. Below you will find links to websites of companies and organizations that provide valuable support, guidance, and resources.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the worldwide professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 130,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech/language/hearing scientists.
Childhood Apraxia Of Speech Association/CASANA
CASANA believes every child deserves a voice. The mission of the organization is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has his or her best opportunity to develop speech.
Families Helping Families Of Greater Baton Rouge
Families Helping Families is a non-profit, family-directed resource center for individuals with disabilities and their families. Their organization is a valuable resource that will provides you with information, referrals, education, training and parent-to-parent support.
Because early detection has proven to have a profound impact on the quality of life for that child, First Signs focuses on helping you and medical professionals recognize the early signs of a developmental delay or disorder. The organization works to improve screening and referral practices, plus provides you, healthcare providers, early childhood educators and others with the information and guidance necessary to ensure the best developmental outcome for your child.
EarlySteps provides services to families with infants and toddlers aged birth to three years (36 months) who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay, or who have developmental delays. Children with delays in cognitive, motor, vision, hearing, communication, social-emotional or adaptive development may be eligible for services. The Emerge Center is an Early Steps provider.