Listen's Programs
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Listen's Programs

Listen Foundation

 is a non-profit dedicated to improving oral outcomes for children in Colorado. We offer several programs that together help us pursue that goal:

 

Parent/Child Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Therapy Program 

The key to success for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, and has been fitted with appropriate technological aids, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants, is for the child and parent(s) to work regularly with a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (AVT).  AVTs not only work with the child to teach sound awareness and speech production, but also empower parents with strategies they can use at home in everyday situations to reinforce the learning of these skills.

Listen has a referral network of 7 AVTs up and down the Front Range and in the Vail Valley, and remains the only program in Colorado dedicated to the auditory-verbal therapy approach. Listen provides funding for families who might otherwise not be able to afford this critical therapy for teaching their child how to become an auditory learner and connect with the hearing world. 

 

Listening and Spoken Language Therapy through Tele-Intervention

Throughout most of our history, if you wanted your child to learn to listen and talk, you had to move to Denver. But in the past few years, we have expanded our programming to rural Colorado through our tele-health videoconferencing. The overall goal is for children throughout the state to have the same opportunities for social and academic success as children living along the Front Range. This program is funded by a grant through the Oberkotter Foundation in Philadelphia.

 

Parent-Tot Listening Groups

These groups are for any family with children ages birth to three that have a hearing loss. This program offers a fun, playful way to learn strategies on how to introduce sound and speech to the very young child. These groups also provide a venue for families to connect, share and learn from one another’s experiences.

 

Summer Program

To assist school aged children who do not receive any services outside of school by providing therapy during the summer months so that these children do not lose ground in speech, language and reading skills during this three month period.

 

Parent Education Program 

Listen regularly schedules Parent Education Workshops on a subject of interest to parents and professionals working with children with hearing impairments.  The workshops have a wide range of topics… from should my child get a 2nd implant….. to parenting with love and logic…. to the importance of music training. Our goal is to provide learning opportunities for parents. As parents gain knowledge, they gain confidence which results in better outcomes for their child.

 

Outreach Program

 Listen is proud to partner with the Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP), part of the Outreach Department at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, to fund one of our therapists as the Oral Communication Consultant (OCC) to the program.  CHIP is an in-home, family-centered, statewide early intervention program with 75 service providers around the state who support families with children birth to age three who are deaf and hard of hearing.  This unique partnership offers families the opportunity to receive additional support and consultation specific to encouraging their child in the development of listening and spoken language skills.  This service also offers the opportunity for professional learning, training, teaming, and mentoring through this collaborative partnership. 

 

 

Plaque Presentation

Cherry Creek Has Heart!

Pat Greenway and Naomi Cohen of the Listen Foundation present a plaque to the Cherry Creek Has Heart Committee at the Merrill Lynch office in Cherry Creek. The committee is made up of independent financial advisors who have donated $15,000 to sponsor three children for a year. Listen Foundation greatly appreciates this generous and thoughtful contribution.

Plaque presentation 2017 

Listen in the News

Doreen Pollack Founder's Event Honors the Auer Family

"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!

Listen has been awarded

the El Pomar Foundation

Award for Excellence 

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Our Address:
6950 E. Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO, USA 80111
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Listening and Spoken Language Practice

1. Working toward the earliest possible identification of hearing loss in infants and young children, ideally in the newborn nursery.  Conducting an aggressive program of audiologic management.

2. Seeking the best available sources of medical treatment and technological amplification of sound for the child who is deaf or hard of hearing as early as possible.

3. Helping the child understand the meaning of any sounds heard, including spoken language, and teaching the child's parents how to make sound meaningful to the child all day long.

Read the rest here!