Support for Children with Hearing Loss

En Voz Alta strives to further the developmental, educational, social and emotional growth of children with hearing impairment through education, advocacy and support.

(915)521-7229

En Voz Alta was started by Mary Ceglio, In August of 2004, in an effort to bring children wit hearing loss and their families together.  However, the parents of children with hearing loss who attended the first meeting, wanted more than just a social outlet.  They wanted to further the developmental, educational, social and emotional growth of children with hearing impairment through education, advocacy and support.

In May of 2005, En Voz Alta was introduced to area professionals at a luncheon sponsored in conjunction with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.  An alliance between the parents of En Voz Alta and the professionals of the community was formed and committees were established. 

As a result, En Voz Alta held three bi-national symposiums on hearing loss in El Paso in November 2006, February 2010 and March 2014 in cooperation with:

  • Early Childhood Intervention (E.C.I.)
  • Region 19 Education Service Center
  • Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
  • Paso Del Norte Children's Development Center
  • Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
  • Southwest ENT Associates
  • Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  • University Medical Center
  • Volar Center for Independent Living
  • Ysleta Independent School District, and
  • Other area school districts

En Voz Alta also sponsors many Pizza Nights, free of charge to all families of children who have hearing loss and benefit from sharing their experiences.

En Voz Alta became a Focus Fund with the El Paso Children's Hospital Foundation in November of 2010.  It continues to serve the El Paso community in large part due to the dedicated hard-working members of the En Voz Alta Advisory Council and its many volunteers.

Education and Support

• Parent and family support group
• Parent to parent contact
• Professional to parent contact
• Child to child contact
• Local conferences on pediatric hearing loss
• Educational resources
• Written resources
• Financial assistance (when funds are available)
• Loaner bank (when funds are available)

Advocacy

We want to maximize the full potential of every child by:

• Supporting early diagnosis and intervention
• Empowering families to explore amplification and education options

Resources

Early Childhood Intervention (E.C.I.) 534-4324
Regional Day School Program for the Deaf 230-2842
Texas Guide by Your Side  512-462-5738 / 915-490-1694

Local Independent School Districts

Anthony I.S.D.           886-6509
Canutillo I.S.D.          877-7450
Clint I.S.D.                851-8383
El Paso I.S.D.            230-2841
Fabens I.S.D.            765-2690
Socorro I.S.D.           937-1870
San Elizario I.S.D.     872-3926
Ysleta I.S.D.              434-0990

Educacion y Apoyo

• Grupos de apoyo a padres y a las familias
• Contacto directo entre padres
• Contacto de especialistas con los padres
• Contacto directo entre niños
• Conferecias pedriaticas relacionadas con la pérdida del audición
• Recursos educacionales
• Información escritas
• Ayuda económica (cuando haya fondos disponibles)
• Recursos bancarios (cuando haya fondos disponibles)

Abogar paras los familias y ninos

Queremos aprovechar las capacidades de cada niño al máximo con las siguientes opciones:

• Apoyar a temprana edad los diagnósticos e intervenciones
• Capacitar a las familias a explorar amplificación y las opciones educativas

Recursos

Intervención Temprana en la Infancia (E.C.I.) 534-4324
La Escuela Regiónal Para Niños con Pérdida Auditiva 230-2842
Texas-Guía a Su Lado  512-462-5738 / 915-490-1694

Distritos Escolares Independientes Locales

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Anthony                886-6509
El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Canutillo               877-7450
El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Clint                     851-8383
El Distrito Escolar Independiente de El Paso                 230-2841
El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Fabens                  765-2690
El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Socorro                 937-1870
El Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Elizario           872-3926
El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Ysleta                    434-0990

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