Excited to see this article about FSU hosting a ‘Listen Camp’ for children with hearing loss and hearing aids.
By: Sophia Hernandez | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 25, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Walking though the front doors of Listen Camp, you can hear the kids laughing and singing. The atmosphere is that of any other summer camp, but these campers all have something in common; they suffer from hearing loss or have hearing aids.
Florida State University’s Hearing and Speech Clinic partnered with the graduate program at Florida State’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders to host this camp for the first time this year.
This year the camp had eight campers ranging from Kindergarten to third grade, each with their own graduate student to help them throughout the day.
They are provided with the full summer camp experience, filled with dance breaks, story time and arts and crafts.
Linda Sasser, a speech pathologist who specializes in listening and spoken language for auditory and verbal therapy, founded Listen Camp.
“Kids with hearing loss are just like every other kid. And they enjoy fun things too,” she said.
Although there are fun activities scheduled throughout the day, the focus is on listening and comprehending.