Listen and Talk

Our mission is to teach children with hearing loss to communicate and learn through spoken language so that they may reach their full language and learning potential. We are dedicated to fostering children's growth as we work with families in a nurturing environment. When a child is identified with a hearing loss, fit with appropriate technology and provided the guidance of Listen and Talks compassionate expertise, children can... Enter and thrive in regular neighborhood schools from kindergarten or first grade. Interact and learn in regular classrooms without sign language interpreters. Read, write, and perform academically at a level on par with their classmates. Understan...

Listen and Talk
8610 8th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
United States
2069856646
http://www.listentalk.org

Board of Directors

Suzanne Quigley, Maura Berndsen, Kim Hamren

Project Leaders

Jessica Powers

Mission

Our mission is to teach children with hearing loss to communicate and learn through spoken language so that they may reach their full language and learning potential. We are dedicated to fostering children's growth as we work with families in a nurturing environment. When a child is identified with a hearing loss, fit with appropriate technology and provided the guidance of Listen and Talks compassionate expertise, children can... Enter and thrive in regular neighborhood schools from kindergarten or first grade. Interact and learn in regular classrooms without sign language interpreters. Read, write, and perform academically at a level on par with their classmates. Understand others and effectively share thoughts, ideas and learn through spoken and written language. Listen and Talk achieves these remarkable results by combining proven auditory-based educational methods with the use of advanced hearing technology including: digital/programmable hearing aids, cochlear implants, personal FM systems, and sound field systems for classrooms. For optimal success, we strive to apply our teaching methods to children in infancy- as soon as they are identified with hearing loss. With the aid of technology and education, almost all children with hearing loss can now learn to listen to and use spoken language, allowing them to participate fully in a hearing world.

Programs

Listen and Talk is dedicated to helping children with hearing loss communicate successfully through spoken language and reach their full language and learning potential. Educational programs at Listen and Talk are guided by the Principles of Auditory Verbal Therapy. Features of Listen and Talk programs: Early intervention services for infants Preschool and pre-kindergarten classes One on one therapy The use of advanced hearing technology Blended classes that include children with hearing loss and children with normal hearing Collaboration with each child's team members including: audiologists, therapists, teachers, and family members Partnerships with agencies and school districts Highly-qualified staff providing quality educational programs Parent Infant Program The Listen and Talk Parent-Infant Program is for children younger than 3 years and consists of two parts-Auditory-Verbal Therapy, which takes place in natural environments, and Parent -Toddler Play Groups, which take place at Listen and Talk... read more Blended Preschool Classes Our Blended Preschool Classes and Pre-Kindergarten classes are for children ages 3-5 with hearing loss and children with normal hearing. These classrooms rely on developmentally appropriate practices for young children and a specially designed curriculum for children with hearing loss... read more Individual Therapy Sessions Individual Therapy Sessions are for families whose children are 3 and older. Children in transition from early intervention and school age children with hearing loss, even those who have not previously attended Listen and Talk, can participate in individual sessions with auditory-verbal therapists... read more Audiology The Harry Levinson Audiology Suite provides immediate, expert assistance to our students to ensure they keep hearing as well as possible so they can continue their listening and language development... read more Consultations Consultations services are for children in their neighborhood schools, especially when specialists in auditory-verbal education are not available in those settings... read more Training and Professional Development Listen and Talk's experienced staff promotes efforts to increase the number of professionals trained in listening and spoken language development for children with hearing loss. We offer lectures and training sessions to student teachers and established professionals... read more

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