Our iHear therapists build a close relationship with families not unlike home based therapists. "I'm in their home a few times a week," says Barb Meyers, CED and iHear therapist. "I've had kids offer me ice cream through the screen, I've watched siblings work with my student in exactly the same voice I've modeled...
St Joseph Institute qualifies for YOP credits again!
Do you want to support an agency making a difference for kids? Do you have Missouri State tax liability? Kill two birds with one stone by giving a gift to St Joe's and receive Missouri tax credits or YOP (Youth Opportunity Program). Through this unique Missouri program, you can receive additional tax credits that can...
Founder's Day breakfast 9/22/15
Give today to be a part of this magical event! This breakfast, now in it's 4th year, encompasses the children we serve, their parents and their story of progression through our services. It's a chance to watch your money work hard , doing good along the way for kids with hearing loss. Scroll down...
AG Bell Symposium is a success for SJI!
A.G.Bell's Listening and Language Symposium, "The Brain Science of Hearing" has concluded with presentations by Teri Ouellette, President; Cheryl Broekelmann, Director STL Operations; Michelle Graham, lead EI Interventionist and Jeanne Flowers, iHear therapist. At the conference A.G. Bell's CEO, Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, made this statement about Teri Ouellette's dedicated service as President of the Academy...
Summertime tips for hearing aids and cochlear implants
Summer is here and that means heat and humidity, perspiration and pools—all of which can be damaging to your equipment! Additionally, some kids don’t want to take the device off. “For little kids, just tell them ‘We don’t wear these in the water. They will break” advises Cheryl Broekelmann, MA, LSLS Cert AVEd and...
"I remember that one vacation...." (or how to make the experience last long after you've unpacked the car)
By Amy Knackstedt, MA, CED
Are you planning a fun family trip this summer? Whether you go to the local water park or make the haul to Disney World, your vacation can be much more than just great memories. Below are a few ideas to think about as you prepare and return home from your...
Summer camp for my child with hearing loss? YES PLEASE!
By Jeanne Flowers, MSDE, MS, CCC-SLP, CED, LSLSCert.AVEd
Summer camp is a fabulous learning opportunity for children, and children who have a hearing loss are no exception! Summer camp, whether day camp or overnight camp, provides opportunities for children to try something new, often independently without mom or dad right by their side. When preparing...
St. Joseph Institute - St. Louis has moved to Brentwood