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Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California

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Hours of Operation: 
Mon–Fri 8:30am–5pm
Location: 
1234 Divisadero Street
San FranciscoSan Francisco County, California 94115
Organization Description: 

The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California is an essential resource for those who have a family member with hearing and speech/language disorders. Services for youth include pediatric audiologic testing, central auditory processing testing for kids ages 7 and up, hearing aid services, and a Transition Program for Youth with Hearing Loss. The center runs a mainstream preschool, San Francisco Kids Academy, which is designed to stimulate language, cognitive, motor and social skills development to prepare each child for a successful transition to kindergarten. They also run the Auditory Oral School, a school program for children with hearing loss or speech delays. The center's Partners in Communication program comprises family and group programs to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families with language development, academic skills, and completion of homework. They offer education and support for parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children, to improve understanding of the impact of the child's hearing loss, and to enhance communication in the home and effective collaboration with schools. This program is free of charge for children, youth, and families. The center also hosts a baby group, Talk to Me, for parents whose children are newly diagnosed with a hearing loss at ages 0 to 3. The group is facilitated by a teacher of the deaf who offers parents communication strategies.

Afterschool: Future Links for youth ages 12 to 17 who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing is a city wide program that focuses on transition curriculum in preparing youth for post-secondary education, employment and independent living. Future Links will also support youth with hearing loss on culture identity and self-advocacy skills throughout the year. Future Links collaborates with the SFUSD and other community based organizations offering both individual and group services anywhere from weekly, to bi-monthly. 
Dates: August 18, 2014-May 30, 2015
Ages: 12 to 17
 

 

Neighborhood: 
Pacific Heights
Western Addition
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Cost: 
Fees are based on a sliding scale.
Free: 
No
Financial Assistance: 
Yes
Parent Event?: 
1
Season: 
School Year
Phone Number: 
(415) 921-7658
Email: 
info@hearingspeech.org
Organization and Program Categories: 
Academics & Tutoring
Homework Help
Parent Resources & Family Support
Support & Counseling
Health Care
Information and Referral
Languages Spoken: 
Mandarin
Cantonese
English
Spanish
Other
American Sign Language
Accessibility Note: 
Yes
Special Needs Support: 
Yes
DCYF Grantee: 
Yes
Getting There: 
<p>Moderate street parking.Muni: 24, 31, 38</p>
Contact Name: 
Shannon Simonson, Director of Counseling and Outreach
Contact Email: 
shannon@hearingspeech.org
Contact Phone Number: 
921-7658