Our Expertise

Our staff is a group of highly trained and dedicated professionals with the sole mission of helping young children learn to listen, speak, and develop academically and socially with the intent of preparing them to transition into their local school with great success. Our faculty has advanced degrees in Deaf Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Special Education, Early Childhood Deaf Education, and Early Childhood Special Education. Many are certified as, or in the preparation of becoming, a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Cert. AVEd or LSLS Cert. AVT.
Below is a partial list of our contributions to the professional community. Contact us for permission to reproduce or further information.

Publications

Broekelmann, Cheryl L. (2012). iHear® Internet Therapy Program: A Program by St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, The Volta Review, 112, 417-422.
Broekelmann, C. & Ertmer, D. (2015 in press). Internet Therapy: Providing Listening and Spoken Language Development in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In Moeller, M.P., Ertmer, D, & Stoel-Gammon, C. (Eds.) Contemporary Methods for Promoting Speech and Language Development in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Maryland:Paul H Brookes.
Broekelmann, C & Ertmer, D (2016). Internet Therapy: Providing Listening and Spoken Language Intervention to Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Promoting Language and Literacy in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Brookes Publishing.
Estabrooks, W. (Ed.). (2012). 101 Frequently Asked Questions about Auditory-Verbal Practice. Washington, DC: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. Chapters authored by C. Broekelmann, T. Ouellette, and C. Tamminga.
G.O.A.L.S.—Guided Objectives for Auditory Training to Develop Listening and Spoken Language. St. Louis, MO: St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf.

 

Graham, M.E. (2015 in print) “All Waking Hours: Strategies for Parents and Professionals” Volta Voices.

Presentations

Frigerio, H. “Parent + Professional on cCMV” Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March 2020
Graham, M. “Using LSL strategies to Foster Vocabulary Development” Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March 2020
Meyers, B., Stacy, C., Perria, M. and Barquet, M. “Let’s Talk! Speaking Two Languages With Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing” Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March 2020
Lucht, A. and Flowers, J. “SLP in an LSL world” America Speech-Hearing Language Association (ASHA) Convention, Orlando, FL, November 2019
Meyers, B. “Singing for the Brain” Indiana First Steps Conference, Bloomington, IN, November 2019
Bush, E. and Graham, M. “Behavioral Testing Modifications” Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2019
Graham, M. “Click! Coaching and Empowering Parents using Technology” Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2019
Broekelmann, C. “iHear Update to Community” National Center for Newborn Hearing Assessment (NCHAM), 04/26/2017
Broekelmann,C. “Listening and Language through tele-therapy” Fontbonne University Symposium 04/05/2017
Broekelmann, C. and Graham, M. “Tele-Intervention and Children with Additional Special Needs” 2017 National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. 03/15/2017