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Listen Programs

Listen Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to finding and supporting Colorado families who wish their child or children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and talk.  We offer 3 programs that together help us pursue that goal:

 

Parent/Child Program 

The key to success for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, and has been fitted with appropriate technological aids, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants, is for the child and parent(s) to work regularly with a certified Auditory Verbal Therapist (AVT).  AVTs not only work with the child to teach sound awareness and speech production, but also empower parents with strategies they can use at home in everyday situations to reinforce the learning of these skills.

Listen has a referal network of 6 AVTs up and down the front range, and provides funding for families who might otherwise not be anbe to afford this critical therapy. 

 

Parent Education Program 

Listen regularly schedules Parent Education Seminars on a subject of interest to parents of children who are hearing impaired.

 

Outreach Program

Listen is proud to partner with the Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP), part of the Outreach Department at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, to fund one of our therapists as the Oral Communication Consultant (OCC) to the program.  CHIP is an in-home, family-centered, statewide early intervention program with 75 service providers around the state who support families with children birth to age three who are deaf and hard of hearing.  This unique partnership offers families the opportunity to receive additional support and consultation specific to encouraging their child in the development of listening and spoken language skills.  This service also offers the opportunity for professional learning, training, teaming, and mentoring through this collaborative partnership. 

 

 

 

 

Plaque Presentation

Cherry Creek Has Heart!

Pat Greenway and Naomi Cohen of the Listen Foundation present a plaque to the Cherry Creek Has Heart Committee at the Merrill Lynch office in Cherry Creek. The committee is made up of independent financial advisors who have donated $15,000 to sponsor three children for a year. Listen Foundation greatly appreciates this generous and thoughtful contribution.

Plaque presentation 2017 

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Listen has been awarded

the El Pomar Foundation

Award for Excellence 

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6950 E. Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO, USA 80111
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Listening and Spoken Language 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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