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Listen Foundation Programs: Therapy Funding

At the Listen Foundation, we provide funding that enables families to take advantage of therapy services provided by our network of therapists who specialize in enabling hearing impaired children to listen and speak. Our therapists not only have impeccable credentials and years of experience teaching the deaf, but a passion for what they do and love for the children they serve which enables the children to thrive and families see their dreams gradually unfold.

 

What can our therapists achieve that cannot be achieved with signing programs? Well, here are some answers from some of our families:

 

T. wouldn’t be able to phone his family on his cell phone when he is out with his friends or driving home from work to let them know he’s on his way home or to talk to them about family plans for the day.

D. wouldn’t be able to learn how to read by sounding out words and using phonic sounds for the letters in the English language. (His dad recollects how frightened D. was when he got his implant at age 16 months and heard the lawnmower for the first time!)

H. age 5, would not have been able to answer the verbal questions posed to her by customs officials, totally independently from her parents, as she was entering the US after a family trip. Her parents are certain that her ability to talk about her implant and how she learned to listen and talk saved them hours in security procedures at the airport.

I. would have been held back from attending a normal, neighborhood preschool with her triplet sisters. She now has words and can converse with her 2 sisters in both English and Japanese. (Her dad is proud to report that she sings “pretty much on key” and loves singing.)

T. wouldn’t be in a mainstreamed class at school. He would still be using a sign language interpreter in school. His mother clearly remembers that he “talked hardly at all” before he started therapy. Now he talks for himself and to his friends. Recently he told his mother when he was around some children who were signing, “ I speak. I don’t sign.”

 

Our therapists:

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Avanti Bhatia M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

847-650-8174  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Krissa

Krissa Britsch M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

580-402-0706 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Nancy Caleffe-Schenck M. Ed., CED, CCC-A, Cert. AVT

Auditory-Verbal Services, Inc. 303-881-5292 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Nancy Korkes Guerrero M.Ed., CCC-SLP

303-841-5832 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Mary Mosher-Stathes Ma CED, Cert. AVT

303-321 8611 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Joanna Stith Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Cert. AVT

303-465-2687 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Joanna’s Website: click here

 

Nanette

Nanette Thompson M.S. CCC-SLP,Cert. AVT

303-887-0842 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Watch and Listen - About Listen

 

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!

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the El Pomar Foundation

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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.

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