Connectivity for Children with Hearing Loss

by Potomac River Clinic
Connectivity for Children with Hearing Loss
Connectivity for Children with Hearing Loss
Connectivity for Children with Hearing Loss
Connectivity for Children with Hearing Loss
Connectivity for Children with Hearing Loss
Connectivity for Children with Hearing Loss

Summary

With school being conducted virtually in most jurisdictions due to the pandemic, children with hearing loss are more vulnerable than ever to falling behind in their speech, language, academic and social skills. They are at an added disadvantage when it comes to using computer technologies. We would like to be able to provide assisted listening equipment and training to children who are receiving services through teletherapy, attending school virtually or participating in a hybrid program.

$6,000
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Nationally, children are showing a decline in academic skills due to lost classroom time as a result of the pandemic. Children with hearing loss are at a disadvantage when it comes to using computer technologies for learning, which is compounded for our patients from neighborhoods with limited access to technology. Sound from computers or other devices can be difficult for children with hearing aids and cochlear implants to understand, making learning even more challenging for these children.

Solution

There are assistive technologies available that can help mediate this problem. We would like to be able to provide assisted listening equipment and training to children who are receiving services through teletherapy, attending school virtually or participating in a hybrid program. With school being conducted virtually in most jurisdictions, children with hearing loss are more vulnerable than ever to falling behind in their speech, language, academic and social skills.

Long-Term Impact

It is imperative that we provide these children with the technological assistance they need so they can continue to be fully engaged in distance learning or a hybrid model, and receive ongoing intervention through teletherapy. Without the necessary connectivity equipment and training, these children could fall behind in their language and literacy development, communication skills and academic achievement, which could have a lasting impact on their ability to succeed in society long term.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Potomac River Clinic

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
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Project Leader:
Jennifer Lynch
Washington, DC United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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