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 and 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
Return to this page for more information about registering your child to be a part of 2022 Project T.A.L.K.
Our teen leadership program, known as Project L.E.A.D., is an exciting opportunity available to youth between the ages of 11 and 18 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.
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. The group is led by experienced auditory-verbal therapists and the educational liaison.
Contact us for our next meetup! Email firstname.lastname@example.org