All Ears! Center is the only Listening and Spoken Language family-focused education center partnered with mainstream pre-school, Early Learning Program, in Montgomery County where children with hearing loss learn to listen and speak alongside hearing peers. The goal is to prepare children for mainstream education, prior to or upon entering kindergarten.
Listening & Spoken Language Classes: 18 months to Pre-K 4 Transition
Language-rich, nurturing and stimulating environments where children with hearing loss learn and grow socially, emotionally, and academically. Our curriculum meets Texas Infant, Toddler and Pre-kindergarten learning guidelines. Faculty-student ratio of better than one to four provides an instructional program specifically designed to fit the unique abilities and learning style of each child.
Full Inclusion Classes: 18 months to Pre-K 4 – Transition
Children are placed into age-appropriate pre-school classrooms with typical hearing peers as early as possible for opportunities to learn speech, language, social and literacy skills.
Summer Camp: The primary focus of our week long camps is to extend instruction and continued practice of LSL strategies during the summer months.
A family centered intervention model that provides coordination of audiological, developmental, and educational management for families of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). Parent Advising will provide guidance and coaching to parents and caregivers at any point on their DHH journey. Advising can start as early as the time of the child’s diagnosis and continue through mainstream education.
Advising promotes the child’s development of cognition, auditory, speech and language skills through every day routines. Parents and caregivers are educated on hearing loss, hearing technology and advocacy through a collaborative team approach with audiologists, auditory-verbal therapists, listening and spoken language (LSL) educators, early intervention specialists, otologists, pediatricians, and other professionals on the child’s care team.
Learn to LSL
Families learn auditory verbal strategies in a weekly family centered group setting led by LSL/Auditory Verbal specialists. Through modeling and coaching, in a play-based setting, parents and caregivers learn to become confident primary language facilitators. Learn to LSL (L2LSL) provides education to support optimal listening, spoken language and literacy development using evidence-based practices in early intervention. Families will have several opportunities to connect, support and empower each other along their LSL journey.
Program designed to help parents create and execute a plan of action regarding school readiness for their child. Project Immerse will guide parents through the how, why, and when of transitioning from an early intervention/early learning program to a formal educational setting. The program will provide services such as providing staff training, assisting with evaluations, establishing team member relationships (audiologists, teachers, SLP’s, AVT’s, PT/OTs etc.), coaching through the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) process, understanding the importance of the parent- teacher partnership and creating appropriate expectations. Project Immerse will also support students’ self-advocacy skills during the transition process. Families will learn how to encourage these skills by allowing their child to become responsible for their listening and learning. Training will include creating and building opportunities through routines, scenarios, literacy, and peer to peer interaction.
IPSY (Informed Parent Support for You)
A parent-led, informal monthly group that allows parents and caregivers to connect, engage, share challenges, and ask questions. Facilitated by AE! LSLS/Cert AVTs, parents and caregivers will learn topics relating to hearing loss, listening, and spoken language, mainstreaming and overall child development. Topics for each month are designed to extend skills in listening and spoken language. Both a morning and evening group is offered.