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Regina’s Unit School 

During breakfast, Dr. Crowley told us that at 7 AM on GTV, they featured the communication passport video that Kwasi, a journalist from the network, recorded during our visit at the Autism Awareness Care and Training Center. This was so exciting! Tomorrow, Dr. Crowley and Ebony will  be interviewed and featured on national TV. When …

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At Korle Bu and Cleft Palate Surgery 

Today we continued our work at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.  We spent the morning working with a variety of patients, some of whom were returning to follow up with either the Speech Language Therapist at Korle Bu or for continued evaluation from our students.  We genuinely enjoyed learning from the wide range of patients and …

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Passports to Communicating 

We returned to Korle Bu Hospital in Accra first thing this morning and quickly split up into groups to assess the 15 clients who came to be seen for speech therapy. As usual we worked with Albert but we were also joined today by Clement, a Ghanaian man trained as an SLP in the UK …

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African Union Day In Ghana 

After eating an amazing dinner at Fort Royale, we began our next adventure the following morning at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Every Friday for approximately 6 years, Albert, (the amazing one and only speech therapist in Kumasi) travels on an overnight bus to get to Accra and returns to Kumasi when his day is finished. …

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Our day in Mole and Larabanga 

Today we visited the baby born with cleft lip. In Ghana, when children are born with disabilities, there is a huge shame associated with it. All family members may not be able to get married due to belief that that family is tainted and being punished by God. In extreme cases, people even want to …

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The village & Mole National Park 

After a night of Thunder storms, power outages and screaming girls we left Tamale for Mole. We stopped at the Tamale Cultural Center on our way and checked out many leather products, paintings and basket weavings which Tamale is known for. We then made what seemed like a random stop on the side of …

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Off to Tamale! 

Waking up at 9:00 am today was a nice change from having to get up so early every morning.  We got to sleep in because we were scheduled to take a flight to Tamale that left at 12:40. After breakfast we went by bus to the airport in Kumasi. On the bus, Cate informed us …

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Belinda’s School and More Market Experiences! 

As usual, we woke up early to get breakfast by 7:30 and had a light breakfast before we started out for the Effiduasi Methodist School where Belinda Bukari, with whom Dr. Crowley has been working for several years, teaches students with intellectual disabilities. Through her hard work in establishing educational services for children with intellectual …

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Cleft palates and open air markets 

After a brief, but thorough cleft palate lesson last night, we dove in head first and spent the morning at the weekly cleft palate clinic at Komfo Anokye hospital in Kumasi run by Dr. Peter Donkor.  Patients travel from all over Ghana to come and see Dr. Donkor for cleft palate repair. Cleft palates are …

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Ghana Day II 

Ghana Day II began with the continuation of our work at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital with Ghana's beloved Speech Pathologist, Albert Osei-Bagyina. The sweltering heat went unnoticed as our morning filled up with young children and their dedicated parents. One man shared his story of departing home at 1 am earlier that morning, taking …

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First Day at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital! 

Today it was our first day at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The teaching hospital is located in Kumasi. When we arrived we  met Albert, the speech therapist. The faculty at Teachers College completed an English and Twi versions of the OB Test of articulation and gave it to Albert. These two assessments will further aid children to …

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We’ve arrived in Kumasi! Ready to work at Komfo Anokye tomorrow. Adventures await… 

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Zip your bags…We’re off! 

So excited to return to Ghana and help out in the hospitals and schools.  Counting down til our arrival...

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Getting ready for Ghana 

Its finally here! Hope everyone is getting excited for Ghana! And have started taking their Malaria pills!

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Trying something new…not only this blog… 

new to blogs...Ghana, well, the African continent really, are new to me too...excited and looking forward to learning and trying new things!

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