Listen and Talk believes that children who are deaf or hard of hearing can communicate and learn through listening and spoken language. In our specialized programs, children with all degrees of hearing loss learn to listen and talk, allowing them to be independent and involved within their families, among friends and in their communities. Our consultation services, in partnership with the Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL), support families and educational teams working with children in neighborhood schools across the state. Additional consultation services and supports are also available directly through Listen and Talk.
Listen and Talk’s programs are all based in listening and spoken language approaches. We currently offer:
Birth to Three Services for children age 0 to 3 years old and their families
Blended Classrooms for children age 3 to 5 years
Listening and Spoken Language Therapy sessions for children age 3 and older
Consultation and Outreach Services for families and school teams working with students in neighborhood schools (preschool through completion of high school if needed)
Training and Professional Development
The Principles of Auditory-Verbal Therapy and Auditory-Verbal Education guide our practices in each of these programs.
Our staff members are specialists in the areas of auditory-verbal education, auditory-verbal therapy, audiology, early childhood and elementary education, early childhood/special education and speech-language pathology. We also benefit from contracted staff that offers expertise in movement and art for children in our Blended Classrooms.