The staff at Ohio Valley Voices evaluates each potential student to determine if our program is appropriate for the child. We have a predetermined number of children that can be accepted, which varies based upon demand for an age group and our current staff. If we receive more applicants than we can enroll in our program, we are happy to create a waiting list. Final admission is at the discretion of the administrative team.
Admission to the Parent-Infant Program
The Parent-Infant Program is a diagnostic program designed to facilitate families to become strong advocates for their infant with hearing loss. Infants from birth to 17 months are candidates for the program.
The criteria for admittance to the Parent-Infant Program is a diagnosed sensorineural hearing loss in the infant and a commitment from the family to participate in helping their child acquire oral language as his/her primary mode of communication.
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Admission to the Toddler Program
Our Toddler Program is a diagnostic program designed to facilitate listening and talking in young toddlers between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. To be a candidate for the toddler program a child must have a confirmed hearing loss and be able to participate in activities in the center based program.
An observational assessment and/or standardized test are administered to potential candidates.
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Admission to the School Age Program
Our School Age Program is designed to facilitate listening and talking in children between the ages of 3 and 8 years old that have a diagnosed hearing loss. The curriculum adheres to the state’s educational content standards, with an infusion of spoken language and listening instruction. To be admitted to the School Age Program it is CRITICAL that a child must meet the following criteria:
- Cognitive skills within the normal range.
- No additional educationally significant condition that would impede the acquisition of oral language.
- The ability to learn oral language as the primary mode of communication.
- The emotional and educational support of the family.
Ohio Valley Voices Clinic provides complete audiological services to ensure that each child receives the maximum benefit from his or her listening devices.
- Audiological assessments
- Speech perception testing
- Cochlear implant mapping
- Hearing aid dispensing
- Fitting and maintaining hearing aids
- Monitoring of audiological devices
- Trouble shooting equipment
Tuition and Financial Assistance
Our Special Services Coordinator works with families to determine eligibility for financial assistance, to plan for tuition payment, and to help complete all necessary applications. Please contact us and we can answer your questions you may have regarding our programs and enrollment. Ohio Valley Voices takes pride in offering children and families from any income level the opportunity to learn to listen and talk.
For more information on receiving financial aid please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Returning Families Forms
- Handbook for 2018
- Attendance Policy 2018-2019
- Learning Center Supply List 2018
- Discovery Center Supply List 2018
- Calendar 2018-2019
Forms are in a PDF format. Please print and return all completed forms to Program Secretary at Ohio Valley Voices
Ohio Valley Voices admits children of any race, color, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded, or made available to children at the center. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in our educational policies, admissions procedures, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other school-administered programs.