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Students Paint Mural for Hearing Patients


Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, SC donated their time and talent to paint a mural for hearing patients at Clarity, a partner with the Center for Developmental Services (CDS).  The art students, under the direction of Deborah Pickard, painted a beach scene representing our beautiful SC coastline.

Patients using the newly painted room receive an Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) test, an effective hearing evaluation tool for newborns as well as other individuals.  “It’s so exciting for our patients and audiologists who will now take a trip to the beach when ABRs are performed,” said Dr. Elizabeth Shands, Executive Director of Clarity.  “We are grateful for St. Joseph’s Catholic School for making this possible!”


About CDS
CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, school placement, day care needs for the medically fragile, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; the Preschool Special Education Program of Greenville County Schools; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate (formerly the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board); and four programs of the Greenville Health System: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 6,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville. For more information about CDS or its partners, visit