Thursday, August 27, 2015

National Dog Day - My Therapy Dog and Pal, Jade

I'm a day late as yesterday was National Dog Day. Jade is our family pet and a therapy dog that my Little Listeners love to hear follow auditory commands such as roll over, shake.... When Jade comes to AVT, the kids give her directions to follow. Jade has been an amazing comfort to some adults who have been nervous or anxious during Adult AR post cochlear implantation. Life is better with a dog.

Check out my Pinterest board on Goldendoodles and Therapy Dogs. Click HERE.

HERE is another post about dogs and hearing aids.  

"I ATE MY OWNER'S HEARING AID." barked Fluffy.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sound Success in Vietnam - 2015 Summer Training Program Highlights and Video

Dear Friends --
I am so pleased to share with you our newest video straight out of Vietnam which includes interviews with select families and professionals who have benefited from our Vietnam Program over the past five years. Their words of gratitude and progress are a testament to the incredible support that you have lent to our efforts. Please take a few minutes to click on the image below to watch the video as a token of our appreciation.  

The Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss just arrived home from our sixth successful Vietnam Summer Training Program. Below are some highlights from the experience.  Thank you for helping us to realize our vision that children with hearing loss can reach their full potential -- no matter where in the world they live. I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful summer and are looking forward to exciting new endeavors this Fall. 

Warm regards,

Paige Stringer
Founder / Executive Director
2015 Summer Training Program Highlights
Fifty Vietnamese therapists, teachers, and audiology technicians traveled to Thuan An Center, Vietnam from schools, clinics, and centers across the country to take part in our Summer Training Program. This advanced group of participants continued their professional development in pediatric audiology, auditory-verbal practice, and early intervention.  More than 70 families with children under 6 years of age joined in the practical teaching experience.  

One special moment among many came when we provided a 17 month old with her first-ever pair of hearing aids, thanks to our partners at Hear the World Foundation. We captured this sweet video clip of her in the sound booth moments after she received her new hearing aids. This little girl and her family will receive ongoing audiology and early intervention support from Vietnamese professionals we have trained through our program to help her learn to listen and talk. This is just another example of how our focus on building local capacity is enabling the Vietnamese to take care of their own.

Please visit the Global Foundation blog for more information and stories from Vietnam.

Our Hall of Fame at the bottom of our Make a Difference webpage lists all the professionals who have contributed time and talent to the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss. A big Thank You to everyone involved for a truly dedicated effort.

We are grateful to all the professionals who have contributed their time, talents, and expertise to the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss:
Lyndsey Allen, SLP, LSLS Cert AVTEmily Lund, PhD, CCC-SLP
Jill Bargones, PhD, CCC-AJane Madell, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Ann Baumann, MSc,CCC-SLP LSLS Cert AVEdMegan Mansfield, AuD, CCC-A
Maura Berndsen, MA, CD, LSLS Cert AVTBrad McPherson, PhD
Anita Bernstein, MScA, LSLS Cert AVTLauri Nelson, PhD, CCC-A
Terra Boulse-Archaro, MA, CCC-SLP
Judy Nguyen, MA, CCC-SLP
Stacy Claycomb, AuD CCC-ADorie Noll, MSDE, CED, LSLS Cert AVEd
Becky Clem, MA, CCC-SLP,LSLS Cert AVTJudy Odendahl, MA Ed, LSLS Cert AVEd
Mary Daniels, MA Ed, LSLS Cert AVEdNadine Palmateer, MA, CCC-A
Myriam De La Asuncion, AuD, CCC-AJacque Patton, MSc, CCC-A, LSLS Cert AVT
Michael Douglas, MA,CCC-SLP,LSLS Cert AVTElizabeth Preston, AuD, CCC-A
Charlotte Ducote, PhD, CCC-SLPJoanne Restivo, AuD, CCC-A
Patricia Eckels, MS, CEDPat Roush, AuD, CCC-A
Hannah Eskridge, MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVTJay Rubinstein, MD, PhD
Sherri Fickenscher, MS, CED, LSLS Cert AVEdDawn Ruley, AuD, CCC-A
Sarah Florence, AuD, CCC-AClaire Schleicher, AuD, CCC-A
Janet Fuller, MA EdJudy Simser,O.Ont, Dip. Ed. Deaf, Cert AVT
Hillary Ganek, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVTChristi Sperry, AuD, F-AAA
Sharad Govil, MSc, F-AAA
Sally Tannenbaum, M.Ed, CED, LSLS Cert AVT
Allison Haggerty, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVTEllen Thomas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Kim Hamren, MA Ed, CED, LSLS Cert AVTErin Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Sandra Hancock, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVTJulie Verhoff, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, F-AAA
Amy Hardie, MEd, CEDSherri Vernelson, MS, LSLS Cert AVEd
Martha Harney, MS, CCC-A, F-AAAZofia Wald-Mroz, AuD, MS
Lillian Henderson, MSP,CCC-SLP,LSLS Cert AVTJim Watson, MSc, LSLS Cert AVT
Joan Hewitt, AuD, ABA, CCC-ALea Watson, MSc, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Devon Huning, AuD, F-AAAKathryn Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Mary Jones, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVTLynn Wood, MA, CCC-A, LSLS Cert AVT
Margaret Knott, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVTPam Yoshihara, MA, CED, LSLS Cert AVEd
Denise Kossover-Wechter, AuD, CCC-AHelen Zuganelis, MS, CCC-SLP
Landon Lacey, MS, CCC-SLP 
Graduate Students: Thao Dinh, Jane Fenton, Liz Hankins, Christy Huynh, Elizabeth Golhofer, Jon Jolivette, Ada Lau, Cherry Li, Chris Li, Ada Lo, Kate Powell, Jeanette Smoot, Kevin Tam, Lorianne Trinh

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anatomy of the Ear - Test Your Knowledge

What do you know about the anatomy of the ear? Challenge yourself and friends to our new online quiz. 

Click HERE 

Let’s stirrup some fun!

You have just learned about the anatomy of the ear. Take this quiz to test your knowledge!

Monday, August 10, 2015

August: Listening and Spoken Language Calendar

Here are listening and spoken language activities for the month of August that can incorporate into AUDITORY VERBAL THERAPY activities with your child. Click HERE to download your own printable copy.


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Toys Like Me - Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

Toy Like Me is a campaign group run by parents of children with disabilities calling on the Toy Industry for better disability representation in toys. 

Time to Register for Fall Auditory Based Therapy

Time to register for Fall Auditory Verbal Therapy, Auditory Rehab post CI and therapy for Auditory Processing.