CFSHC receives Impact Polk Grant!

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center is pleased to announce it has received a $7,500 grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation. These funds will support the purchase of developmentally appropriate books for many children throughout the year.


The Language to Literacy (L2L) program is designed to provide books to children in Central Florida, that receive speech/language or hearing services at Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center.


“We are very appreciative of this grant. Often times, the books we give children are the only books in their homes,” says Center’s President/CEO, Roxann K. Bonta. “Supporting reading is part of the 3 step communication process we focus our efforts on. Children must: Hear to speak, speak to read, read to write.”

To Our Dear Friends of the Center…

Friends of the Center,

It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Lois Searl, a longtime supporter and friend of the Center. Her desire to create a place for children to receive physical therapy locally, helped to establish the Children’s Rehabilitation Ranch, now known as Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center. It is because of her dream, hard work and dedication that the Center is still thriving in the community today. Lois was an asset, patron and leader in the Lakeland community.

We are so grateful to Lois and her family for all the support that they have given the Center since it started many years ago. Her legacy will live on and her efforts will be remembered in years to come, as the Center helps more people communicate better. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center.


2015 Mr. Central Florida is…

Congratulations to the 2015 Mr. Central Florida…. James Ring!!!!!!

A HUGE thank you to James and ALL the contestants that helped gain support for the Center!

And thank you to everyone that helped make this event fun, memorable and a success for the Center!