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December 2, 2015

“Health Media Now” – Rachel Betzen Radio Talk Show Interview

Our very own Rachel Betzen was the expert guest on the Internet Radio Talk Show “Health Media Now” hosted by award-winning author Denise Messenger.

Rachel discussed how reading and language relate to each other and what parents need to know about their child’s reading and language development.

To listen to the archived radio interview, click the link above.

2015 Patient’s Choice Award

December 1, 2015

Dear Valued Clients,

patients-choice-winner-2015Dallas Reading and Language Services would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you, the families and friends of our speech therapy clinic, for helping us to achieve the 2015 Patient’s Choice Award from Opencare.com.

Because of all of you, Dallas Reading and Language Services was voted 2015’s Best Speech Language Pathologists in Dallas for Speech Language Pathology treatment and services as reviewed by patients.

Our entire team is deeply honored and humbled by this award, and we remain committed to serving all of you and your children to the best of our abilities.

 

Sincerely,

Rachel Betzen, M.A., CCC/SLP
Dallas Reading and Language Services

 

Giving Tree

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2015

Editorial Contacts:
Stephen Betzen, Office Manager, (214) 646-1570, sbetzen@dallasreading.com
Cliff Pearson, Communications Coordinator, (214) 646-1570, cpearson@dallasreading.com

Speech Clinic to Host Giving Tree for Promise House

Therapists to raise funds serving shelter for at-risk and homeless youth


(DALLAS, November 27, 2015)
–This December, the staff and clients of Dallas Reading and Language Services will join together to provide holiday support for Promise House, an emergency shelter for youth in crisis in Dallas, by hosting a Giving Tree in the speech and reading clinic’s waiting room.

From Dec. 1, 2015 until Dec. 19, 2015, visitors to the clinic will be able to take a paper ornament from the Giving Tree marked with $2, $5, $10, $20, $25, $50, $75, or $100. By making a cash or credit card donation in the amount listed on the ornament, the donor will receive a wooden ornament that he or she can decorate to replace the paper ornaments. Whoever donates $500 or more will receive the angel at the top of the tree to decorate him or herself.

“Our hope is that these gifts will not only spread good cheer, but also help in making the holiday wishes come true for young people,” said Stephen Betzen, office manager of Dallas Reading and Language Services. “It truly is a rewarding experience for our staff – and most importantly for our kids – to decorate our clinic’s tree with ornaments knowing that our donations are helping to change the lives of other children for the better.”

Dallas Reading and Language Services expects that by the end of the holiday season, the Giving Tree will be filled with the hand-decorated wooden ornaments and all the paper ornaments will be replaced. All cash and credit card donations received will be sent to Promise House, to assist at-risk and homeless youth.

About Promise House

Promise House embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk youth, giving them needed support, encouragement and hope to live a better life. Their programs cover the vital needs of youth, including emergency shelter, transitional living, pregnant and parenting teen services, individual, group and family counseling, street outreach and educational intervention. Promise House is dedicated to providing the strength, stability and hope that youth need today to fulfill their promise for a healthy, productive and self-sufficient tomorrow. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open door 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to children, teens and families in crisis serving over 70,000 youth and families in North Texas.

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Dallas Reading and Language Services is a provider of speech-language therapy and reading services to the Dallas community, employing licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and SLP Assistants.

Bullying Campaign a Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2015

Editorial Contacts:
Stephen Betzen, Office Manager, (214) 646-1570, sbetzen@dallasreading.com
Cliff Pearson, Communications Coordinator, (214) 646-1570, cpearson@dallasreading.com

Speech Clinic Declares ‘Be a Star, Not a Bully’ Campaign a Success at Conclusion of Bullying Prevention Month

(DALLAS, October 30 2015) – October was National Bullying Prevention Month. Dallas Reading and Language Services hosted a “Be a Star, Not a Bully” campaign that exceeded expectations and made positive a positive impact on the lives of the children they serve, and they are declaring a success for the campaign on three fronts:

  1. Children reported bullying they might not have without the campaign

Several children reported having peers engaging in bullying behaviors in their schools or having been bullied themselves, who otherwise would not have come forward. During therapy sessions, kids were taught how to recognize and report bullying when they saw it. However, each participant signed a pledge against bullying, and a star-shaped cut-out covering the walls in the clinic’s office, a testament to the children’s commitment to being bright, friendly peers.

  1. The Dallas Mayor and City Council joined the pledge against bullying

Office manager, Stephen Betzen presented the pledge against bullying to the Dallas City Council on October 14th, and The Honorable Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas; Monica Alonzo, Mayor Pro Tem; Erik Wilson, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem; and Scott Griggs, Adam Medrano, Casey Thomas II, Rickey Callahan, Tiffinni Young, Mark Clayton, Adam McGough, Sandy Greyson, and Jennifer Gates all signed this pledge, sending supportive, cooperative messages to the children about making a stance against bullying.

  1. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is declaring a No Bullying in Schools Education Month

The clinic received notice that Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will be issuing a proclamation declaring February 2016 to be “No Bullying in Schools Education Month,” in cooperation with the Dallas Independent School District.

“We are very happy with the success of our campaign and we are enthusiastic about reaching more families in the community with our anti-bullying message,” said Stephen Betzen, office manager for
Dallas Reading and Language Services. “We look forward to working with Dallas schools to open children’s eyes to the harmful effects of bullying to encourage more kids to become ‘stars’ in their communities by being accepting and caring of their peers without regard to differences between them.”

Dallas Reading and Language Services is a private pediatric speech therapy clinic located in the Winnetka Place building in the North Oak Cliff area of Dallas.

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Dallas Reading and Language Services is a provider of speech-language therapy and reading services to the Dallas community, employing licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and SLP Assistants.

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