Ohio Valley Voice’s ‘Silence to Speech’ marketing campaign NKY. I hope to construct a faculty for deaf kids


by Manda Hardelbrink
Ohio Valley Voices

The Ohio Valley Voice (OVV) introduced its marketing campaign “Silence to Speech” to northern Kentucky and made a presentation on the Fort Mitchell Nation Membership. The knowledge-based night was offered to teach viewers about their daring imaginative and prescient to serve all kids who’re deaf and onerous of listening to within the Better Cincinnati space.

OVV alumnus, Sophie Blessing

OVV is an early intervention program, based mostly in Loveland, that teaches kids who’re deaf and onerous of listening to find out how to hear and converse by means of the usage of cochlear implants and listening to aids. This revolutionary and efficient program delivers nice outcomes for kids who’ve been medically identified with listening to loss.

Maria Sentellik, OVV’s govt director, explains the instructing course of, saying, “Intervention earlier than the age of three, even beginning at 4 weeks, is the important thing to success for these kids. Sound to sound – phrase to phrase Phrases – We train their minds to pay attention. As they be taught to pay attention, converse and browse, this literacy improvement will open doorways to their future, and for them, the sky is the restrict.”

OVV is one in every of solely seven faculties nationally to supply this result-driven programme. Proper now, OVV in Loveland is at capability and has run misplaced to extend the variety of youngsters they will serve.

Presently, the capital marketing campaign, “Silence to Speech” is underway to increase the varsity campus in Ohio, and their long-term purpose is to open a faculty in northern Kentucky.

Ovi Household: Katie, Jeremy and Brayden Sharp

The night presentation included: V. Ruth Clette and Nancy Craighead, welcomed by OVV board members; Audio system: John Westerman, OVV Board Chairman; Julie Carter, OVV instructor and her scholar Easton Menkedic; OVV alumnus, Sophie Blessing; The Ovi household, Katie, Jeremy and Braydon Sharpe; and OVV improvement director, Jean Jensch.

Attendees had the chance to satisfy OVV households and workers to be taught extra concerning the studying course of and to see firsthand the wonderful life-changing outcomes.

To be taught extra about Ohio Valley Voices, go to ohiovalleyvoices.org or contact: Gene Jensch, 513.791.1458 Extn. 125 or electronic mail jjentsch@ohiovalleyvoices.org

About Ohio Valley Voice

OVV mission: Ohio Valley Voice teaches kids who’re deaf and onerous of listening to
to pay attention and converse.

Julie Carter and Easton Menkedic

OVV Imaginative and prescient: The Ohio Valley Voice believes that when given the correct tools, deaf and onerous of listening to kids can have a vibrant future and attain their potential.

OVV Consequence:

• 83% of youngsters talking throughout the regular vary beginning earlier than age 3

• 82% of youngsters who begin earlier than age 3 learn at or above grade degree

• Beginning after age 3, 58% of youngsters converse inside a traditional degree

• 63% of youngsters who begin after age 3 learn at or above grade degree

ALUMNI PROFILE: 83% of OVV graduates attend college or post-secondary schooling,
About 20% above the nationwide common.

*Statistics are from the 2021-2022 educational yr



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