Using Technology to Serve Children Who are Deaf

 
$10,490
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Sep 6, 2013

Virtual Home Visit Update from Listen and Talk

VHV Session
VHV Session

Dear GlobalGiving Community, 

Thank you for continuing to support innovative service delivery options for children with hearing loss!

Virtual Home Visits (formerly, “teleintervention”) are expanding the number of families we can serve as well as enable us to reach families who live more remotely. Since we began fundraising for VHV equipment via GlobalGiving in December, we have made significant progress in establishing the foundation upon which to provide and expand this service delivery model. Activities related to the establishment of our VHV model include:

 

-Research, testing, and purchase of hardware/software systems for providers and families
-Development of procedures for securing and tracking equipment
-Engaging a media educator to help train staff, develop manuals, and set up equipment
-Development of protocols and procedures for implementing VHV
-Assessment of the practical aspects of the model (e.g.: resource utilization; provider effectiveness)
-Tools for evaluating child/family outcomes
-Preliminary investigation of recording, storing, editing, and cataloging sessions

We anticipate that utilization of this model will continue to be a growing aspect of our Early Intervention work. Thank you for your donation. Because of YOU, Listen and Talk is able to help more children with hearing loss learn to communicate and learn through listening and spoken language. 10% of our families are already receiving some services via VHV. The more equipment we are able to secure through the generosity of our donors, the more children we can help on the path to reaching their full potential. 

With gratitude,

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Organization

Listen and Talk

Seattle, WA, United States
http://www.listentalk.org

Project Leader

Jessica Powers

Seattle, Washington United States

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