AGBELL Convention June 2014 Orlando
As an undergraduate student at the University of Akron, I met Charlie and Betty Lim the parents of Stacey a 15 month old who set their goal for their daughter to learn to listen and talk. They introduced me to Helen Beebe and Doreen Pollack, Auditory-Verbal pioneers in the US who exploited the belief that most “deaf” children had some remaining hearing that coupled with the advent of wearable hearing aids, allowed auditory teaching so that children who were deaf or hard of hearing could learn to listen, to process verbal language, and to talk.
I spent numerous Sunday afternoons at the Lim’s home watching reel-to-reel tapes of Helen and Doreen in therapy and then trying to mimic the lessons with their daughter Stacey. Soon, Dr. Carol Flexer (www.CarolFlexer.com) today a world-renowned audiologist came to the University of Akron who studied under Doreen Pollack and the rest is history.
Stacey's parents introduced me to AVT in about 1980 and changed my life and so many families I have walked beside over the years. I have been able to impact countless lives based on the unwavering commitment of this family.
Stacey and I enjoying lunch in Los Angeles
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