Thursday, July 31, 2014

Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss in Vietnam


This July,  I had the opportunity to travel on a  humanitarian trip with the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss in Vietnam led by Paige Stringer who was born hard-of-hearing, but was identified with hearing loss early in life and received auditory-verbal therapy.  The Foundation is in collaboration with the Thuan An Center for Disabled Children and Ho Chi Minh City University and provides a training curricula covering topics in audiology, speech-language pathology, early intervention and auditory-verbal practice. 

The mentoring and Auditory-Verbal Therapy was taxing with long days but I loved working with the children, their families, the therapists, and “technicians” (audiologists) and we seemed to be making a significant impact. Parents all around the world are the same - 
wanting their children with hearing loss to listen and speak! 

The Global Foundation has a website and a blog of their activities 
so be sure to check it out regularly.

The Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss aims to make a direct and lasting impact on the futures of thousands of deaf and hard of hearing children around the world by providing them with access to the technology, education, and resources they need to become contributing members of society.

The weekend site-seeing was amazing but after almost three weeks I’m glad to be home. 

Thuan An Center for Disabled Children in Vietnam

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Some of the Professionals I mentored.


A few of the kids and parents in the auditory verbal program.

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One of my favorite pictures of the floating market in Vietnam.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Auditory Rehab Resources For Audiologists

ASHA offers a range of fact sheets and patient handouts to assist audiologists with Auditory Rehabilitation
Many are offered in English and Spanish

JULY : Listening and Spoken Language Calendar

Click  H E R E to download your own printable calendar for the month of July
with ideas for home or your Auditory Verbal Therapy.