The aim of this group is to build a global alliance of parents of children with hearing loss interested in Auditory-Verbal Therapy who would like to be in touch with one another to share experiences, ideas and help other parents to develop the listening and spoken language through active consistent participation of the family.
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In this podcast, ASHA-certified audiologist Dr. Patti Martin talks about what to expect from a newborn hearing screening, why it is important, and how to identify the signs of hearing loss within the first year of a child’s life.
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Did you know that deaf children, like this one, can not only learn to listen and talk, they can learn to play musical instruments? And learning music has important benefits, even beyond imbuing a love for this form of art. Researchers have found that learning music may have unexpected benefits – like improved reading ability.
Thank you for your interest in The Listen Foundation. We are a non-profit dedicated to helping Colorado families with children who are deaf or hearing impaired reach their full potential. We hope you find our site interesting and informative.
Below is a video highlighting our program and a couple of the children currently receiving therapy services. Just click on the arrow to view.
To learn more about Listen, call us at 303-781-9440. We love listening!
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What Makes Listen's Listening and Spoken Language Therapy (LSL) Unique?
Actions speak louder than words. See some of Listen's kids in action, using their learned skills to listen and talk.
Each of these kids experience profound hearing loss at a young age. Through the help of Listen's Listening and Spoken Language Therapy, these kids were able to find their voice and now have the skills to successfully integrate into their communities and function as independent individuals.
Click the link below to see and hear the story of Lauren, Noah, and Lani-Eun
LEARN, LISTEN, PLAY! OPEN TO ALL FAMILIES
Come and join the Parent-tot Listening Groups, a learning group for both parents and their tots, every 3rd Saturday of the month. Families with children ages birth to 3+ years are welcome to come and join the listening!
WE'LL BE AT THE LISTEN OFFICE:
6950, E. Belleview, Suite 203
JOIN US EACH MONTH:
For children: birth to 18 months, please come at 9:30am
For children: 18 months to 3 years, please come at 10:30am
Dates: September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, and December 10th (different loation-more information to follow)
As we look back on 2015, it is with a sense of great accomplishment. We are very excited to help even more children and their families in 2016.
This past year saw growth in all areas supported by the foundation, finishing with 115 individuals participating in Listen’s children therapy services and adult programs.
Pat Greenway, Listen Foundation's Executive Director, speaks with Murphy Huston from the Colorado Today radio show about the Listen Foundation and the services it offers to children and their families. Great resource for all who want to learn more about the Listen Foundation!
The Listen Foundation provides for and assists children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families, with access to a proven speech, language, and listening therapy method to help them achieve a life of independence.
This method is called Listening and Spoken Language Therapy, or LSL. Listen therapist Joanna Stith explains the power of AVT here.
A big thank you to all who supported Colorado Gives Day in December! We raised 12 thousand dollars for Listen families, which is just terrific.
Here is a family that you helped by supporting us - they live 3 hours from Denver, but via Tele-Health services can receive the world-class auditory-verbal therapy that makes all the difference:
I want to mention how happy we are with the services being provided by our Listen Therapist. None of the speech therapists in the past understood Nicholas' hearing loss or his difficulty in certain situations to communicate with us or his friends.
When we started with our Listen therapist, Nicholas had a lot of speech problems, but since then his speech has improved tremendously. Children are beginning to understand him at school, at home and at the park/social situations, which is helping to build Nicholas' confidence levels. We have previously had problems with children being mean and excluding Nicholas because they couldn't understand him.
Nicholas really enjoys his therapy sessions. He looks forward to practising what he has learned, and we genuinely couldn't be more grateful. Our therapist is making a huge difference in Nicholas' life and we appreciate her.
It's never too late to make a donation to Listen, simply click on the Donate Now! button and follow the directions. Or use the PayPal Donate . It's that easy! Thank you so much for listening.
Naomi Cohen and Doug Pollack present the Listen Foundation Doreen Pollack Scholarship Award to Katie Warne. Katie is becoming a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Congratulations Katie!
Watch and Listen - About Listen
"The Listen Foundation honored the Auer Family for their role in founding the organization. The Auer Family has had a lifelong commitment to early childhood identification, education and intervention to help children achieve their full potential." Read the Full Article Here!