LISTEN AND TALK

Education for Children with hearing loss.

Kirkland, WA   |  listentalk.org

Mission

Listen and Talk teaches children with hearing loss to communicate and learn through listening and spoken language.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Maura Berndsen

Main address

8244 122nd Ave NE

Kirkland, WA 98033 USA

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EIN

91-1728129

NTEE code info

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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Our programs

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Birth to Three Services

Our Birth to Three providers teach families to meet the developmental needs of their child with hearing loss. Our early intervention providers act as coaches, helping families understand the process of listening and talking in a natural, playful way. Through modeling and practice they learn to help their child respond to and interpret sounds, building a foundation upon which spoken language learning will continue throughout their entire life.

Population(s) Served

Blended preschool and pre-K classrooms provide children with hearing loss the skills necessary to fully participate in general education settings. Our classrooms also offer children with hearing the opportunity to learn about diversity while they are taught by highly qualified teachers and assistants in a language-rich environment.

Population(s) Served

Listening and Spoken Language Therapy provides coaching and guidance for families as their child develops listening and spoken language throughout all aspects of daily life. These family centered sessions follow an Auditory-Verbal Therapy model emphasizing listening and spoken communication.

Population(s) Served

Audiology Services ensure that our on-site students hear as well as possible so they can continue their listening and language development. The Harry Levinson Memorial Audiology Center provides immediate expert assistance and support to our classroom students to ensure they are hearing as well as they can every school day.

Population(s) Served

Statewide Outreach, Mentorship, and Consultations provide expertise in LSL for families and schools through mentorship and consultative services, including but not limited to Individualized Education Program (IEP) reviews, IEP development, classroom observations, functional listening evaluations, speech and language assessments, professional development, and ongoing monitoring and support of children placed in neighborhood schools.

Population(s) Served

Training and Professional Development opportunities help meet the needs of children with hearing loss by sharing our knowledge and expertise with the greater speech and hearing community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Financials

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Board of directors
as of 05/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frank Statkus

Paul Fenton

Community Volunteer

Amy Cooley

Community Volunteer

Jay Rubinstein

Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine

Judy Shafer

Community Volunteer

Frank Statkus

Community Volunteer

Steven Zwerin

Attorney

Daniel Zeitler

Virginia Mason

Analena Jaroslow

Boston Scientific

Laura Ford

Boeing

Deb Masters

Community Member

David Sanders

Starbucks

Alice Sasaki

Point B

Kim Boyer

Community Member

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/20/2022

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

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