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Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

We Transform Lives of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

aka Weingarten Children's Center   |   Redwood City, CA   |  www.foundationforhearing.org

Mission

Our mission is: Transform lives of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, teaching them to listen, speak and learn through: • proven spoken language and cognitive development curriculum • family-centered education • innovative technology

Ruling year info

1970

Executive Director

William Doyle

Main address

3518 Jefferson Ave

Redwood City, CA 94062 USA

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EIN

94-1706320

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the California Department of Education (2017), of the 17,000 children diagnosed with hearing loss each year in California, 15,000 of them do not have access to the intensive, specialized services required to help them reach their highest potential. Babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing require special specialized services and programs, including individual speech therapy and acoustically appropriate classrooms to listen and acquire spoken language, Foundation for Hearing Research/Weingarten Children's Center is teaching children with hearing loss to listen and speak for over 55 years.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Parent Infant Program

Provides one-on-one and one-on-several in-person training of parents of newborns to 18 month-olds who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program leader provides counsel, demonstration, training, and reassurance to parents who have recently learned that their baby is deaf or hard of hearing.

Population(s) Served
Families
Infants and toddlers

A small group program for children 18 months up to 3 years of age. Emphasis is on listening and spoken language development through a cognitive based curriculum and parent participation.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Daily small group thematic instruction for children 4-5 years of age that focuses on listening and spoken language as well as pre-academic skills needed to prepare children for Kindergarten. Preschool and Pre-K students must enroll at WCC at minimum of 3 days per week.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Prekindergarten and Kindergarten integrate all elements of the curriculum to ensure that graduates have the auditory, language, social, and cognitive abilities to succeed in mainstream education programs. Data that FHR gathers shows that its graduates perform well in their mainstream school programs.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

An afternoon, large group mainstream preparation program available to preschool, Pre-k and kindergarten students who are ready for a longer day. This afternoon program creates increased opportunities for social interaction and learning to listen in a larger group setting.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Comprehensive speech-language screening, evaluation and therapy services. Students enrolled in class at WCC will receive pull out therapy. Children who are not enrolled in class at WCC can access speech-language services at our Center on an as needed basis.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

A fun and structured “Summer Camp” experience that includes social interaction opportunities, individual therapy, and classroom participation for all students. Typically developing siblings and peers are invited to participate as well. Often we offer a one week alumni camp during the Extended School Year Program.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Developed in collaboration with Stanford School of Medicine, the BabyTalk program provides teletherapy for families of children with hearing loss from birth to 3 years of age. Family receives individualized, interactive and engaging family centered teletherapy in their own home.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Prekindergarten/Kindergarten Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of children who matriculate to mainstream kindergarten or first grade classes.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Foundation for Hearing Research is a model of excellence in providing Listening and Spoken Language services. Our goal is to provide comprehensive services to babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing and teach them to listen and talk. We prepare our students at an early age to build their creative and critical thinking skills which are essential for effective communication. We want to ensure that children with hearing loss can can keep up the pace with their hearing peers and transition into the mainstream educational program .

Instruction at Weingarten Children's Center is distinctive for its emphasis on cognitive development where spoken language is developed through higher order thinking skills. Dedicated teachers who developed and constantly improve our innovative curriculum that not only aligns with State Standards, but also encourages children to develop thinking and problem solving skills at an early age.

We employ experienced, expert Teachers of the Deaf, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialists and Speech Language Pathologists who use our comprehensive, specialized curriculum and advanced technology to teach children spoken language along with coaching parents on how to apply these method throughout the waking our ours of their child's life. Each morning begins with staff and families together with music enrichment that dramatically improves language development, speech perception, and early reading skills. Highly skilled speech-language pathologists who meet daily with students individually and partner with parents to develop clearly understood speech and language through highly motivating lessons. Talented on-site clinical audiologist who monitors on a day-to-day basis each child’s hearing and technology devices to ensure they are hearing the best they can. Innovative occupational therapist who prepares our students to learn by working to integrate the child’s sensory and motor systems; their core cognitive skills. Our on-site Audiologist collaborates with the child's teaching team and monitors hearing devices for our students.

We have developed a highly effective curriculum, successfully trained children with hearing loss for 55 years in listening and spoken language and implemented the only tele-therapy program in California, BabyTalk. Next we ill extend our reach to undeserved population and develop technology to deliver our program to more children.

How we listen

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Financials

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Foundation for Hearing Research Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gianpaolo Callioni

Accenture, Inc.

Nikolas Blevins

Gianpaolo (GP) Callioni

Renee Schwall

Linda Paulson

David Creemer

Josh Golomb

Mike Wolff

Katharina Breme

Andy Ludwick

Scott Ransenberg

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/18/2022

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