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June 30, 2010

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June 30, 2010

Our Daughter Kacy came to Hearing school of the southwest when she was newly implanted she had no language but after all the hard work and dedication that the staff and teachers, our kacy was talking within three months of starting school!! She then recieved her second cochlear implant on her left ear and her language grew even more,she attended Hearing School of the Southwest for 2 years she has since moved on from Hearing school of the Southwest into mainstream Kindergarten, she is reading and has a vast language database, she has been promoted to the first grade!!! We were so blessed that Hearing school of the Southwest was there for us and Kacy. They are the best around, We are so grateful they came into our lives, We love this school. Thank you Michele Ketchum and Family

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Genuine care they have for teaching the children language, They always make learning fun,and the children respond you can see it in their progress.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

June 30, 2010

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June 30, 2010

The Hearing School of the Southwest is a great resource for parents, kids & siblings of hearing impaired children!! Our daughter attended the school for 2 years and had a great experience. The teachers, staff and speech therapists gave her all the right mix of a perfect preschool atmosphere for her to learn how to listen & speak. We love the HSSW!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping my daughter learn how to speak & listen & attend a mainstreat preschool.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 29, 2010

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June 29, 2010

My daughter's hearing loss was identified at birth, but she did not receive hearing aids until she was 4 months old due to much more critical medical issues. Since then, she has received auditory verbal therapy that I believe, has enabled her to learn to listen and talk more clearly than any child her age with typical hearing. Her scores are off the charts and I have many therapists to thank for this. We moved to TX last fall and I was so thankful to find the Hearing School. The people are helpful, supportive, and committed to seeing my daughter progress. She is now 3 and a 1/2 and we enjoy more conversation with her than we can stand! My first fear when she was born is that she would never hear her sister whisper in her ear. Indeed, she hears whispers, birds, airplanes overhead, the phone, etc. She doesn't miss much and I can't imagine not having taught her to listen and participate in the speaking world. The Hearing School is a great place whether your child is recently identified or just delayed. They have had great success, and through them, so have we.

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My daughter talks so clearly, you would never guess she is hearing impaired. I do believe in miracles, but I also believe they can be facilitated by talented, committed, gifted people who have the desire and ability to change lives. This staff is awesome.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 22, 2010

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June 22, 2010

The Hearing School of the Southwest has been a very integral part of our daughter’s success. When we discovered that she is deaf we decided to provide her with cochlear implants. This meant taking an aggressive approach in speech therapy and education. When she turned three we sent her to a deaf education program through our public school system. She did well in that program, but they had to follow the districts guide lines and not the specific needs of our daughter. We had known about the Hearing School for awhile through other parents that were sending their children there. The speech therapist that was working with her was hired on by the school and we then decided to enroll her. Thanks to the hard work of the staff our daughter was able to attend mainstream kindergarten after only being at The Hearing School of the Southwest for a year. She just finished main stream first grade at her home school testing above the state level and moving on to second grade. We still use the staff at The Hearing School as a resource. We now have a son, who is also deaf with cochlear implants, and we hope to send him to the school to enjoy the same success that his sister has. Anytime that we run into a family with a child with hearing loss we ask if they have heard of The Hearing School of the Southwest and if not they do by the end of the conversation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our daugther has gone on to main stream school.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 21, 2010

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June 21, 2010

My daugther was diagnosed with profound hearing loss when she was 3 months old. We didn't know what that would mean for her or how to help her learn to listen and speak. Our pediatric ENT recommended the speech therapist at the Hearing School of the Southwest because of their focus on teaching children to listen and speak and working with children with hearing aids and cochlear implants. We started the Mom/Tot group class when my daughter was 4 months old. She was the youngest one there and learned so much from participating and watching the older toddlers. The support of everyone at the Hearing School has been wonderful--we've attended parent ed nights where we've met other parents and children who have been helped by the Hearing School and who can share their experiences with cochlear implants and learning to listen and speak; we've been encouraged by the staff and therapists during our journey to get our daughter's cochlear implant; and we've seen the wonderful support the Hearing School of the Southwest received from the public and from its volunteers at its fundraiser this spring.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daughter learning to listen and speak as much as possible--first with her hearing aids and now with her cochlear implant.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

we have support and direction in how to help our daughter. When we were told that our daughter has profound hearing loss, we didn't know where/how to begin to help her--and the Hearing School of the Southwest has provided our foundation for helping her!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring and involved with each child and family.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help children with hearing loss all over Dallas-Fort Worth so that they'll learn to listen and speak and be mainstream when they start kindergarten--and will be able to participate fully in the hearing and speaking world all of their lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 11, 2010

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June 11, 2010

My son, Aiden, was diagnosed with hearing loss when he was 2 years old. After receiving this news I knew as a mom I had to do everything I could to give him the best chance at a normal life as possible. He was fitted with hearing aids and I began seeking out a speech therapist. My son's ENT gave me a name and I called the number. Well it turned out that this speech therapist worked at a school specifically for the deaf and hard of hearing...The Hearing School of the Southwest. I spoke on the phone with the director, Tami, for the better part of an hour. She was so amazing and answered all of my questions and told me all about their amazing program. I was so excited this school was in my home town and they were ready and willing to take Aiden. Aiden began speech therapy and started going to class. When he began his speech was limited to utterances like maaa, maaa, maaa, deee, deee, dee, etc. My son and I were not communicating through spoken words very well. Within that first year he attended HSSW and received therapy he increased his vocabulary immensely. Aiden attended HSSW until he was 3 1/2 and now has well over 500 words and is beginning to speak in sentences and make requests and ask questions. The Hearing School of the Southwest and it's staff are amazing! Thank you for all that you did for my little boy. HSSW IS A GREAT NONPROFIT! :o)

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my son's life.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the change it made in my son and our family's lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome, caring and driven to succeed and get results.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change millions of children's and families' lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 10, 2010

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June 10, 2010

I am a caregiver for a student at this school. I attend every class with him and enjoy every minute of it. The way they help these kids is amazing! They have great resources and big hearts! I see a huge difference in his communication, and the way he responds to other children. They are great at what they do!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the child's communication with me.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to learn while I'm there as well, and seeing a huge difference with the child I work with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so helpful and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many more children with hearing loss.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 9, 2010

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June 9, 2010

My son has severe hearing loss. We were attending a public school that was not providing adequate teaching or therapy for my son to reach his education goals. The Hearing School of the Southwest offered us a 100% scholarship to attend (we could not afford private school for him). Through the teaching and therapy of the Hearing School my son's speaking and comprehension has improved immensely. We are very grateful for to have such great people in our lives!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the growth of my child.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide more staffing to accommodate more children.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the relationships my son gets to build with his teachers and peers!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the director, and teachers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide therapy and education to the many children with hearing impairment that go without. They could teach them to speak!!

Ways to make it better...

they had more funding to get us into school earlier.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding. It seem they are only funded year to year...and the funding is very limited and they don't know how much will be available.

One thing I'd also say is that...

their building and property needs a lot of work!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 9, 2010

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June 9, 2010

I couldn't believe it when I first heard the results...your baby has failed the newborn hearing screening. I felt like the world had come crashing down around me....that was almost 3 years ago. Today, I am SO excited to see the progress my daughter makes each day with her language and even social development. The Hearing School of the Southwest has played a HUGE part in her progress. They have also helped us to realize that we are not in this alone...

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daughter's progress. She has gone from this little girl that could not speak and liked mostly to play alone to a child that is growing her vocabulary each day and loves to play with other kids! Her confidence level has sky-rocketed!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Grow it! In order to do that, they need more money! With more money and resources, they could hire more people and rach many more families that need their services!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the progress my daughter has made! She could not have done it without the school.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the kind that TRULY care. They are very experienced as well as sincere. They go above and beyond to insure that every child receives everything they need. They are like a 2nd family.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach MANY more families with children with hearing disabilities. They could offer many more services and provide them more often.

Ways to make it better...

there were more staff to help do all the work that needs to be done to get the day care up and running.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of staff

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 9, 2010

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June 9, 2010

My son attended this school for 3 1/2 years. He worked intensely with their staff and speech language pathologist and sent from having about 10 words to being able to attend a mainstream 1st grade classroom. Small class sizes, highly trained staff, with a passion to teach hearing impaired child is what make this school amazing. They gave us our child back and gave my him the ability to be successful in whatever he desires to do in the future. HSSW is an amazing school and I highly recommend it to others.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my hearing impaired son.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the unbelievable staff and board and their committment to help the hearing impaired children and their family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great. Very talented and passionate about their jobs.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build it's own building and provide additional support for hearing impaired kids and their family

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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