Texas Hearing Institute offers programs that provide children with hearing loss opportunities to make new friends and have fun while increasing their social, listening, and conversational skills. We can’t wait for you to become involved!
Project T.A.L.K. (Talking and Listening for Kids) is our annual summer camp for children with hearing loss between the ages of 4 and 10 years old.
Project T.A.L.K. is the only program of its kind in the region! Texas Hearing Institute created Project T.A.L.K. to help children with hearing loss make new friends while increasing social and conversational skills, interacting with kids who also have hearing loss, and sharpening their listening skills while partaking in fun, exciting activities. Project T.A.L.K. also serves as a training program for speech-language pathology graduate students who are interested in acquiring skills they will need to treat children with hearing loss.
Camp activities include:
- Relay races
- Obstacle courses
- Arts and crafts
- Scavenger hunts
For more information about how to register your child for Project T.A.L.K. 2023, click here.
Applications for Project T.A.L.K. volunteers are now open! Please click here to complete an application today. All applications must be submitted by Friday, May 12, 2023, to Schoey Nichols at email@example.com.
** Volunteers will be selected on an ongoing basis following a full review.
Our teen leadership program, known as Project L.E.A.D., is an exciting opportunity available to youth between the ages of 11 and 16 years old. Our teen leaders learn to advocate for themselves, communicate professionally, collaborate with peers and mentors, complete self-directed tasks, and act as role models for our younger Texas Hearing Institute children.
Project L.E.A.D participants complete four training modules and 15 hours of volunteer service. Upon graduation, Project L.E.A.D participants have an opportunity to volunteer as Project T.A.L.K. camp counselors.
2023 training modules schedule at Texas Hearing Institute:
- Module 1: February 22 5:30-7:00 p.m.
- Module 2: March 29 5:30-7:00 p.m.
- Module 3: April 26 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Writing a Resume and Cover Letter
- Module 4: May 17 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Interview Skills and Mock Interviews
For details on how to graduate from Project L.E.A.D. and be eligible to volunteer at Project T.A.L.K. July 17-21, 2023, click here.
Buddies at Texas Hearing is a group for children with hearing loss who are 10-16 years old. The group hosts meetups throughout the year to facilitate friendships, self-advocacy skills and community. Buddies at Texas Hearing aims to connect children with hearing loss with others like themselves from throughout the greater Houston area. Past events have included bowling, escape room challenges and gingerbread building contests.
For more information and to register for fall 2023 Buddies events, click here.
For additional questions, please contact Stacie Terhark at firstname.lastname@example.org.