Programs at Listen and Talk

Listen and Talk provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the skills they need to reach their full language and learning potential. Over 200 families benefit from our programs annually.
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Programs

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
Audiology Services
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.

Programs

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
Audiology Services
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.

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Kim Hamren and Maura Berndsen to Speak at WSLHA Convention

  Our Senior Birth to Three Specialist, Kim Hamren and Educational Director Maura Berndsen will present Improving Equity in Services at the Washington Speech Language Hearing Association Convention on October 13. Learn more about this event at the WSLHA website. About the presentation: There are stark disparities between families of color and white families accessing services and achieving great outcomes. […]

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GiveBIG to Listen and Talk on May 10

#GiveBIG to Listen and Talk! Donate Now >> https://www.givebigseattle.org/listen-and-talk Learn More >> http://mailchi.mp/listentalk/givebig2017

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Listen and Talk Alum to Compete at State Geography Bee

“In what country is Mount Everest located?” The answer is… Nepal! Thousands of schools in the United States participate in the annual National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public […]

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