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At Ohio Valley Voices...

We are an early intervention program that changes the lives of children through technology and professional support.

We transform and empower children who are deaf or hard of hearing by developing their listening and spoken language skills.

We provide unique speech and language therapy to enable children with cochlear implants or hearing aids to communicate fully.

We empower parents and extended families to make data-driven choices early in a child’s development, ensuring a lifetime of success.

We offer individualized therapy tailored to the specific needs of each child.

We create a fun, caring, language-enriched environment that yields miraculous outcomes.

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight – Alex and Leo Haban

By Ohio Valley Voices | July 6, 2021

When Alex Haban was born with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss due to the Connexin 26 gene, his parents, Byron Haban and Kelly Pitocco, were scared and uncertain. “We worried about his future and how we would have a relationship and communicate with him,” Kelly recounts. Upon receiving the news of Alex’s diagnosis, the […]

What We Do

We believe every child who is deaf or hard of hearing has the right to listen and speak. But acquiring spoken communication skills does not happen without effort. For the greatest outcomes, children and parents must begin the process early. OVV’s early intervention program develops these skills through a combination of small group activities, individual instruction and therapy, and family education and support.

Parent-Infant Program

Our Parent-Infant Program is an early intervention program for babies, ages 0-16 months old, who have been diagnosed with hearing loss. Sessions are held weekly, both in person and through telepractice, and focus on listening and spoken language development for infants, as well as education, support, and advocacy training for parents and caregivers.

Toddler Program

Our Toddler Program is a center-based intervention program for toddlers, ages 16 months-3 years old. Sessions are held year-round Monday through Friday 8:15am-12:15pm and offer a combination of small group and individual instruction. The focus is on auditory training, language, and spoken language development.

Discovery Center Program

Our Discovery Center Program is an intervention program for preschool children, ages 3-5 years old. Sessions are held year-round Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm and offer a combination of small and large group instruction. The focus is on developing spoken language skills by practicing syntax, vocabulary, listening, and speaking.

Learning Center Program

Our Learning Center Program is an intervention program for early elementary school children from kindergarten to second grade. Sessions are held Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm and offer a combination of small and large group instruction. The focus is on enhancing listening and speaking skills and developing literacy skills. Children spend part of each day learning academic subjects in a traditional classroom setting.

Audiology Clinic

Ohio Valley Voices provides onsite audiological services to current children and graduates. These include audiological evaluation, speech perception testing, cochlear implant mapping, hearing aid dispensing, fitting, and maintenance. In addition, our resident audiologists regularly check every child's hearing devices to make sure they have good, clear access to sound.

Summer Programs

Our Summer School provides education and therapy during the summer months to help current OVV children continue to close the speech gap. The program runs half a day, 5 days a week, for 5 weeks. Children spend the first part of each day receiving speech, language, and listening therapy. The remainder of the day is spent engaging in fun and exploratory hands-on activities.

Mission Statement

Ohio Valley Voices teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and speak.

Vision

Ohio Valley Voices believes that, when given the proper tools, children who are deaf and hard of hearing can have bright futures and reach their full potential.

Impact Statements

“Ohio Valley Voices is founded on principles of compassion and love. It is more than a school—it is a family. The uniqueness of OVV can’t be captured easily in words and must be experienced in person.”

 

Molly Weber, Associate Director

“The staff at OVV are real-life angels for parents of children with hearing loss. The progress our child has made since starting at OVV has been remarkable and we cannot wait to see where he ends up!"

 

Nick Van Zile, Parent

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