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Our Story

Who We Are

Listen and Talk is a specialized listening and spoken language program that has been delivering life-changing results for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing for over 25 years.

Our goal is to provide each child with the skills needed to have meaningful relationships and learn by listening to the world around them. As a listening and spoken language service provider, we coach each family and work with each child so they can reason, think independently and communicate their thoughts with intelligible speech without the need for an interpreter.

Listen and Talk students enrolled in our listening and spoken language programs become self-advocates. We empower children to enter social situations and problem solve with confidence.

Our listening and spoken language program “graduates”:

  • Enter their neighborhood school by kindergarten
  • Learn and compete side-by-side with hearing peers in regular classrooms
  • Converse and learn through spoken and written language
  • Reach their full language and learning potential and fully integrate into the wider community

Listen and Talk is a proud member of Option Schools.

Interested in learning more? Let’s connect!

Child enrolled in Listen and Talk's listening and spoken language programs

By The Numbers

226
STUDENTS ENROLLED
25
YEARS OF SERVICE
42
SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTNERSHIPS
15
NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES COMMUNICATED

Our Team

Administration

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Maura Berndsen

Executive Director
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Maria Chomyszak

Finance and Operations Director
Christine Teteak Therapy Coordinator

Christine Teteak

Therapy Coordinator
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Mona Oster

Education Manager
Mike Woodman Development Director

Mike Woodman

Development Director
Reese Clark Marketing Director

Reese Clark

Marketing Director
Martina Farova Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Martina Farova

Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Kristin Hill Educational Assistant

Kristin Hill

Administrative Assistant

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Tara Ellis

Birth to Three Lead Specialist
Roxanne Chander Teacher of the Deaf

Roxanne Chandler

Birth to Three Specialist
Kora Lisak

Kora Lisak

Birth to Three Specialist
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Olivia Ponzetti

Birth to Three Specialist
Shelby Vincent

Shelby Vincent

Birth to Three Specialist
Kristin Wilson

Kristin Wilson

Birth to Three Specialist
Him Hamren Birth To Three Lead and LSL Mentor

Kim Hamren

Birth To Three Specialist
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Marybeth Fowler

Birth to Three Specialist
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Meghan Trocinski

Birth to Three Specialist
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Mark Fowler

Birth to Three Administrative Assistant

Blended Classrooms

Teacher of the Deaf

Marisa Mitchell

Teacher of the Deaf
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Jenny Ignacio

Teacher of the Deaf
Ariele Matkov

Ariele Matkov

Teacher of the Deaf
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Margie Roe

Educational Assistant
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Matt Nutini

Educational Assistant
Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis

Educational Assistant
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Danielle Clarkson

Educational Assistant

Listening and Spoken Language Therapy

Christine Teteak Therapy Coordinator

Christine Teteak

Therapy Coordinator
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Sara Manning

Listening and Spoken Language Therapist

Audiology

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Christie Rexroth

Audiology Coordinator
Audiology Technician

Andrea Kayyali

Audiology Technician