HEARING SCHOOL OF THE SOUTHWEST INC
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.
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.
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?
Client Served & I've attended group classes and individual speech therapy classes for my daughter, who just received a cochlear implant recently.