End of 2021 Greetings and News

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End of 2021 Greetings and News

MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY

We are so grateful for your engagement and support this past year!

2021 YEAR REVIEW

HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

Completed and submitted our grant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

iQsonics joined forces with CHOC-TAC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Thompson Autism Center), UCLA CART (Center for Autism Research and Treatment), and Cal State Fullerton, submitting a grant proposal to NIH initiative Promoting Research on Music and Health: Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional). If funded, the 5-year research study will include a clinical trial of SS4Kids with 200 children with autism, with training for their parents and caregivers to effectively play the program at home and receive support from the developing Community of Practice (parents, professionals, administrators, and subject matter experts).
We welcome our research team investigators: Dr. Jonathan (“Tom”) Megerian, Director of CHOC-TAC; Dr. HyeKyeung Seung, Chair of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Dept. at CSUF, Dr. Hayoung Lim, Director of Music Therapy Clinic at ORU and iQsonics Director of Science, accompanying Co-Lead David Sonnenschein, CEO of iQsonics.

SS4KIDS Website has a new look and is easier to navigate.

We have re-organized the website to provide support to the various user demographics for SS4Kids including Parent/Caregiver, Clinician/Teacher, and Administrators. Also, our training video on ‘How to Play the Game’ includes a Spanish version. We’re excited to announce that SS4Kids has reached over 400 users who have registered to play our game!

SS4KIDS presented at 2 virtual events:

Division for Early Childhood (DEC) 37th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities and their Families

DEC is one of 17 divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. iQsonics was proud to present our SS4Kids program to their large audience of professionals and educators.

CSUN Family Focus Resource Center

iQsonics was honored to be part of this important event hosted by Cal State University Northridge (CSUN), presenting our SS4Kids program as an evidence-based online game to help young children with speech delays and disabilities on how to speak.

Published in 2 important journals

Child Language Teaching & Therapy International peer-reviewed journal, reporting the positive results of our US Department of Education clinical trial.

Imagine – Early Childhood Music Therapy magazine presenting SS4KIds as a supplemental learning tool for music therapists.

Social Media Growth

Launched our Facebook Group for our Community of Practice – a private space connecting you with our professional team for you to share, ask questions, get information, and much more.

COMING IN 2022

Launching our Brand Awareness Campaign that will help Sing and Speak 4 Kids become more readily available to children who are in need of speech therapy development. Please keep an eye out for our launch in January and share this exciting news with other parents, teachers, and administrators to help them learn about our wonderful service.

Add 8 New Songs to our menu to choose from for you and your child to play the game and learn new words.

New features for better customer support.

Focus groups to help us expand, improve and learn more from our users.

WELCOME NEW TEAM MEMBERS

Katelyn Miller_Sing and Speak 4 Kids

Katelyn Miller
Marketing & Outreach

Daniel Dye
IT & Web Development

A Gift to Share with You

Our talented SS4Kids singer, Jahna Perricone, is part of the famous ‘Angel City Chorale’.

Enjoy the Holiday Concert – LIGHT UP THE WORLD
Available for free until January 7th, 2022