iHear provides Abby’s mainstream teachers with a lifeline they can always connect to if they realize she is missing something.
Beginning with our pilot in 2009 and continuing today, iHear has gained a reputation for producing excellent results for children with hearing loss. Thanks to iHear’s real-time, HIPAA and FERPA compliant software, sessions very much feel like an in-person visit from an LSL therapist. iHear Therapists build close relationships with children and their families through a series of personalized sessions. During sessions, the adult (parent or teacher) is instructed using a coaching model. As a result, the session is very interactive and hands-on, furthering empowering the adult.
Nearly 20,000 sessions later, SJI is proud to chart the progress of all children in the program. We compile all ages in one chart to assess progress as well as to measure global program efficacy over time. The gains in both receptive and expressive language for all ages are consistent throughout the years of administering the program. Children’s scores are divided into 0-6 years, 6 and above, and then total children.
iHear continues to climb Mt. Everest with us, enabling our daughter to acquire language that we previously thought might not be possible. They are responsive and attentive to our family styles and culture. The therapist takes the time to know our family and key district players, adapting and maximizing potential whenever and wherever possible. I feel the program is our third leg to stand on. Our iHear therapist is as invested in our child as we are.