Foundation for Hearing Research offers four programs that teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen, speak, and learn.
Serving Ages: 0-6 | Location: Redwood City, CA
Weingarten Children’s Center (WCC) operates as a Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) school and clinic, preparing children who are deaf or hard of hearing to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically, setting them up for lifelong success.Learn More
Serving Ages: 0-3 | Location: Anywhere Languages: English, Spanish
Developed and operated in partnership with the Stanford School of Medicine, the BabyTalk Teleintervention Program provides one-on-one teletherapy using a caregiver-coaching model to families of children ages 0-3 who are deaf or hard of hearing.Learn More
Serving Ages: 3-6 | Location: Anywhere Languages: English, Spanish
The TeachLSL™ virtual Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) program serves preschool aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing.Learn More
Serving Ages: 0-3 | Location: Anywhere
Talk2Me™ Coach-Assisted Parent Learning App empowers parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing ages 0-3 to teach Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) to their children.Learn More
Foundation for Hearing Research operates four programs that use proven spoken language and cognitive development curricula, family-centered education, and innovative technology to transform the lives of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, teaching them to listen, speak, and learn.
Are you concerned that your child isn’t learning language like other children the same age?
Has your child been diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing in one or both ears?
Do you want your child to learn to listen and talk?
Learn more about how our specialized programs can help your child reach their fullest potential.
Our Programs Work
“Profound. We would never have been able to achieve the level of listening and spoken language that our child has without WCC. WCC has the best DHH teachers and therapists and their parent teacher model is critical for equipping parents to teach their children around the clock.”
“WCC gave our son the chance to hear and listen. His receptive language and ability to connect with others, enjoy music and movies, read books -- all of that world opened up to him. One of his favorite things to do is dance, all of that thanks to WCC.”
“Apart from excellent spoken language, my child learned key life skills like confidence, compassion and self advocacy at WCC that helped share her character and continue to contribute to her success and make her a kind and charming human with a strong desire to give back.”
“Life-changing! WCC helped my daughter develop beautiful spoken language, appropriate social and cognitive skills to transition to mainstream school and adapt smoothly to a noisy regular hearing environment.”
“WCC had a huge positive impact on our daughter’s life for the following reasons: 1) When our daughter was first identified, we received a lot of support from the school’s staff and community. 2) She received the best of care from the amazing teachers and therapists, who taught her how to listen through her CIs, advanced her cognitive skills and worked very hard on her receptive language and even harder on the expressive. 3) WCC taught us as a family how to best support our deaf child at home and how to advocate for her. 4) Morning Music taught our daughter to be comfortable on a stage and in front of a crowd :)”
“Great program! Thank you for doing this for all of the families!”
“TeachLSL provided an excellent alternative to attending preschool in person for my children as the world emerged from COVID during the 2021-2022 school year. In addition to helping my children strengthen their capacity to listen, speak, and learn with LSL methodologies, the TeachLSL program provided a wonderful platform for them to engage in traditional preschool skills such as expanding their vocabulary, developing relationships with their teacher and peers, and social skills such as turn taking. My children are now attending WCC’s in person preschool program, and have been able to seamlessly integrate into the classroom in part thanks to their participation in TeachLSL last year.”
"I’m so grateful for TeachLSL, they have helped my daughter and me in countless ways. I’ve learned how to support her at home and become a better advocate for her at school. TeachLSL provides continual guidance to my daughter's IEP team so she may continue to reach her language and educational goals."
“We had no idea whether our son would verbally communicate or not in the beginning. We found an excellent balance and clarity using the BabyTalk approach and everything our therapist suggested. She listened, she knew other aspects of the process including IEPs, and simply how to effectively talk about our needs with various therapists and audiologists over the 3 years. Through our work together our son is communicating. We will forever be grateful for our experience and the skills we learned from your program.”
“When we started BabyTalk I had only seen one child with hearing loss in our community it was very isolating! Being part of BabyTalk helped us understand that there are other children with hearing loss out there.”
“We know we always can count on our therapist to answer any concerns. We know our child is important to her. She also knows many kids are like our child and this really helps us.”