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.
Graham, M.E. (2017 PDF) “The Role of the LSLS in Schools”, Volta Voices.
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.