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Programs

Family Center

We are committed to providing each family with an individualized program. Our children develop critical communication and interpersonal skills through small group instruction in a personalized setting. OVV is a program licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.

We are a Certified Moog Program with a proven track record of success and are highly qualified to teach children to listen and speak. Our expert staff consistently delivers results that are among the best in the United States. Family is an important part of a child’s life. Each Child’s family is a vital part of your child’s language growth. We invite you to review our programs and see what we will provide for your child’s unique needs.

“My favorite part of OVV is meeting new families, often sad and scared families, and empowering them to rebuild their dreams for their child through education and perseverance.”

Molly Weber, OVV check

Discovery Center

Parent-Infant Program

We believe every deaf child should have the opportunity to listen and speak. Acquiring oral communication skills does not happen without effort. For the greatest outcome, children and parents must begin the process early. Many infants enter our program when they are just four weeks old.

Our Parent-Infant program features individual language therapy sessions, auditory therapy sessions, and educational sessions with parents, as well as monthly support groups for families. Parents meet at least once a week with an advisor to discuss their child’s progress.

Schedule a tour with us to learn more.

Learning Center

Toddler Program

OVV provides a center-based program for toddlers ages 16 months – 3 years old. The program meets year-round Monday through Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our toddler room offers small group and individual instruction. Our focus is auditory training, language, and speech development. Toddlers participate in small group activities that are designed to inspire spoken communication in a fun and engaging manner. Schedule a tour with us to learn more.

Graduate Services

Early and Extended Day Programs

We provide offers Early and Extended Care Programs for our enrolled toddlers and students. Early Care is available from 7:15-8:30 AM daily. Extended Care is available from the end of the program day until 5:30 PM daily.

Children work with caring and informed staff who are knowledgeable about hearing loss and child development. Children participate in active and fun games to continue their spoken language progress outside their therapy time.

Please contact the coordinator for more information about schedules and pricing.

Preschool Program

Our preschool program meets Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our instruction focuses on spoken language and encourages children to listen and talk. Teaching children with hearing loss to speak is complex, and we use specific strategies to open up the world of words for our children.

Children spend part of their day in a small group, where they receive individualized instruction in speech, language, and auditory training. The focus is on developing their conversational language skills by practicing syntax, vocabulary, speech, and listening.

The remainder of their day is spent in the Discovery Room in a group of six to twelve children. In this setting, they continue to work on listening and talking, and developing their communication, preschool, and social skills.

Schedule a tour with us to learn more.

My favorite part of OVV is seeing and hearing the children learn and grow not only learning to listen and talk but also learning to appreciate learning.  They become lifelong learners.”

Maria Sentelik, Founder and Executive Director

Early Elementary Program

Children from kindergarten to second grade meet in our Learning Center Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The focus of the Learning Center is to enhance listening and speaking abilities, and further development of literacy skills. Children in the Early Elementary program receive individualized, direct instruction in literary skills, including reading comprehension and writing.

The children spend part of their day in the Learning Room, which is dedicated to practicing spoken communication in a traditional classroom setting. The Learning Room is a language-enriched classroom where children are instructed in typical academic subjects.

The remainder of the day is spent in small groups where children receive individualized instruction in speech, auditory, language, and literacy.

Schedule a tour with us to learn more.

Audiology

OVV provides on-sight audiological services to our current children and graduates. These services include audiological evaluation, speech perception testing, cochlear implant mapping, hearing aid dispensing, and regular fitting and maintenance of audiological devices.

We want your child to maximize the benefits of his/her hearing device. We recognize the importance of reliable, consistent auditory information to a child’s brain and monitor each child’s device every day.

“Children who are deaf can talk just like you and me, perhaps even better than  you and me!”

Meredith Craven, Director of Special Services, OVV

Our Expert

Erin Lipps received her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Cincinnati. Erin is a pediatric audiologist who specializes in fitting and dispensing hearing aids and cochlear implants. Erin is the full-time audiologist at OVV. She works with students every day to ensure they have appropriate access to sound to obtain normal speech and language. Erin is licensed by the State of Ohio. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is recognized as a clinically competent audiologist by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

For more information about Ohio Valley Voices audiology services, please email audiology@ohiovalleyvoices.org or call (513) 791-1458

Summer Programs

Our Summer Program offers continued therapy during summer months to help children with hearing loss continue to close the gap with speech. The program is a half-day program, 5 days a week. Children participate in 1 1/2 hours of daily speech language and listening therapy in a small group setting. The majority of time is spent in a large group setting where children are engaged in discovery and exploration through hands-on activities.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your spot. Financial assistance is available through a variety of sources.

For more information on this program, please contact Carey Ratliff at cratliff@ohiovalleyvoices.org for more information.

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