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Listen's Creative Music Workshop

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Children's Creative Music and Arts Workshop

On November 10th,  Listen sponsored a Children’s Creative Music and Arts Workshop geared to Hard of Hearing children.  It  took place at Bethany Lutheran Church and was conducted by Award Winning pianist Julian Toha who was on the world tour promoting his talent by playing classical music.  

Over 50 people attended this workshop (adults and children) which was designed to unleash child’s imagination by using multimedia approach and truly enjoyed listening to the music played by world known musician while children between 4-9 actively participated in it.

It was a truly an amazing event that everyone enjoyed.   Sharing this music experience with other Hard of Hearing children was a very touching and heartfelt experience.   Thank you so much Julian!

Parents Connecting With The World

Auditory-Verbal Parents in Touch Over the World

The aim of this group is to build a global alliance of parents of children with hearing loss interested in Auditory-Verbal Therapy who would like to be in touch with one another to share experiences, ideas and help other parents to develop the listening and spoken language through active consistent participation of the family.
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Listen Student Receives CNI's Hope Award

Congratulation Caitlyn!

Congratulations to 7 year old Listen graduate, Caitlyn, for being selected to receive this year's Colorado Neurological Institute’s Hope Award, given to inspiring patients who show great courage and determination in the face of a neurological condition.
We are so proud of you!!

 

The Power to Hear & Speak

Therapy That Leads to Speaking & Hearing

Auditory –Verbal Therapy is a parent-centered approach that focuses on listening as the primary input for learning language. It promotes listening and talking with the use of hearing aids or cochlear implants so that the child can grow up in regular learning and living environments.

Music To My Ears

Can A Hearing Impaired Child Become a Musician?

Did you know that deaf children, like this one, can not only learn to listen and talk, they can learn to play musical instruments? And learning music has important benefits, even beyond imbuing a love for this form of art. Researchers have found that learning music may have unexpected benefits – like improved reading ability.

 

Can Your Baby Hear You?

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Can Your Baby Hear You?

Here's a great article on looking for signs of whether your baby can hear - or whether there may be a problem:

 

Can Your Baby Hear You?

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 SUPPORTING LISTEN

 

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 "cheeese!"

  "pah-cheese
pizza!"

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A big Thank You to everyone who joined us at Patxi's (say "pah-cheese"!) Pizza last week for our annual pizza day fundraiser there!  We raised over $450, thanks to your support, and the generosity of Patxi's, who donate 10% of all sales to the cause (and do so every week at every location!).  So remember, Patxi's is just north of University and Hampden at

3455, S. University Blvd,  Englewood, CO, 80113.  Map

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children  like Ashley to
 hear, listen and talk! 
 

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 LISTEN PARENT EDUCATION

New Parent Education session this month at the Buck Center!   Click here for details!

Also, come and join the Listening Play Group every 3rd Saturday of the month.  Families with children ages birth to 3+ years are welcome to come and join the listening!  It's at the Listen office, 6950, E. Belleview, Suite 203.  See you there, May 17th!

Making Pancakes

listenfoundation3Want to find out how to make the most delicious pancakes?


Lani-Eun, a client of Listen, guides us through a step by step tutorial in how to make pancakes.


With the help of Listen's therapist Nanette Thompson, Lani-Eun has concerned her hearing impairment and developed the the ability to hear and speak with the fluidity and ease.

Click-on the speaker icon and hear how clearly Lani-Eun speaks as she tells her pancake story. Lani-Eun is profoundly deaf and has a cochlear implant.

 

Hear Lani-Eun Speak Here!

Is Auditory-Verbal Therapy Right For My Child?

listenfoundation1Professor Karl White is a psychologist at Utah State University, and is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on early identification and treatment of hearing loss.
Professor White was recently invited to give a talk for TEDx. It proved to be a wonderfully concise, precise and uncontroversial summary of how far we have come in the last 30 years in out ability to identify deafness in children while still in their birth hospital, in the strides made in technology for the deaf, and in early education for deaf children. The talk contains footage of Helen Keller, as well as video clips from the past and present of deaf children communicating.

Please take about 15 minutes to review this talk - it really sums up what programs such as USU’s and Listen’s are all about. It is so uplifting, you may find yourself shedding a tear!

 

Watch His TED Talk Here

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The Principles of Auditory-Verbal Practice

1. Working toward the earliest possible identification of hearing loss in infants and young children, ideally in the newborn nursery.  Conducting an aggressive program of audiologic management.

2. Seeking the best available sources of medical treatment and technological amplification of sound for the child who is deaf or hard of hearing as early as possible.

3. Helping the child understand the meaning of any sounds heard, including spoken language, and teaching the child's parents how to make sound meaningful to the child all day long....

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