Ohio Valley Voices (OVV) was founded two decades ago with the mission to teach children who are deaf and hard of hearing to speak. OVV is one of only a few organizations in the world that fully embraces a child’s brain’s capacity to turn silence into speech. This, combined with a loving environment, data-driven techniques, and a committed teaching team, has delivered miraculous outcomes to hundreds of families.
OVV changes the life of a child.
Located in the heart of Southwest Ohio, Ohio Valley Voices welcomes a diverse and inclusive blend of youngsters whose families come from across the region, country, and world. Many OVV families have chosen to relocate to the Greater Cincinnati area for the betterment of their child.
OVV offers tuition and financial assistance. Although the individualized, focused attention we offer would be cost prohibitive for most families, we have never turned a child away for financial reasons.
At Ohio Valley Voices, we believe in your child. We are passionate about teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak, grow and succeed. Our commitment is to changing futures and lives.
Please email or call us to learn more about our programs and schedule a tour at email@example.com or (513) 791-1458.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ohio Valley Voices teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and speak.
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.
We Want to Hear from You!
We love hearing from parents and community members. Please contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions. We are here for you!