Listen to Me! Hawaii

We are excited to join local Hawaii professionals in launching Listen to Me! Hawaii— a comprehensive training for families receiving cochlear implants for their young children. This program will be modeled after our current California program, the Listen to Me! Conference at Stanford University.

Listen to Me! is a research-based, family centered, supportive training program that we have created and improved upon for the last 13 years. We are looking for opportunities to share this model at a larger scale, and Hawaii is our first adventure! In order to start a program that will be sustainable and repeatable annually in Hawaii, we are collaborating with many local medical professionals and educators in Hawaii to host our first LTM Hawaii Conference in 2022.

We have assembled an LTM Hawaii Leadership Team, and we are thrilled to be working closely with these four amazing specialists in Hawaii to build our program:

Jennifer Clark, MA, Early Childhood D/HH Specialist
Christy Chadwick, M.A. MFT, M.S.D.E.
Kimi Perez, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Lori Wiley, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, Audiologist

The LTM Hawaii Conference will be comprised of 3 in-person days and 2 virtual days. The in-person days will be November 11—13, 2022.

The curriculum, content, and structure will predominantly be the same as the LTM California Conference, while also including customized content for families living in Hawaii.

Who is eligible?

  • Child must be between 0 and 5 years old (must turn 6 after November 15).
  • Child must have hearing loss and use hearing technology to access sound.  Priority will be given to children who use cochlear implants (CIs) or are under consideration for CIs by a CI center.
  • Family must reside in Hawaii.
  • Family (including at least one parent/guardian) must commit to participating in each day of the conference (3 in person days plus 2 virtual days).

How do I apply?

Apply online here.

If you are unable to apply online, please print and mail the application found at the end of the flyer.

Applications & deposits should be mailed to the following address:

ATTN: Julie Cooper
Stanford Ear Institute
2452 Watson Court
Suite 1700
Palo Alto, CA 94303

A $50 deposit is required to apply. Please write checks out to: Stanford University.

If your family is selected, this $50 will be applied to your registration fee (which is based on a sliding scale). If your family is not selected this year, your $50 fee will be refunded to you. In the event that the Baker Institute selects your family to attend but you decide not to attend, the deposit will not be refunded.

APPLICATIONS & DEPOSITS ARE DUE JULY 31ST.

How much does it cost?

The cost for families to attend Listen to Me! is based on a sliding fee scale. Please note that our top priority is to help families who need this most, so DO NOT LET COSTS PROHIBIT YOU FROM APPLYING. We will work with your family to pay only as much as you are able without it becoming a financial burden to you. Please contact Julie Cooper for any questions about this policy:
ltm@bakerinstituteforchildren.org.

How are families selected?

The Listen to Me! Conference has a limited number of openings. We currently accept 12 families per year for the Hawaii Conference. Priority is given to families in greatest need of resources, information, and/or access to intervention services. We do keep a waiting list.

When will I know if my family has been accepted?

Accepted families are notified by mail, usually on or soon after September 15th.

After you have received an acceptance letter, you must mail in the requested deposit to hold your family's place. If we do not receive your deposit by October 1st, we will have to give your spot to a family on our waiting list.

What is a typical day at Listen to Me?

LTM Conference Onsite Daily Schedule Sample:

7:15-8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30-9:00 am
Welcome, morning music, children go to class

9:15-10:45 am
Educational presentation (based on daily topics: medical issues, speech & language development, IEPs & IFSPs, bilingualism, parenting/behavior management, expectations & outcomes)

11:00am-12:30 pm
Participate in child’s therapy session/ Skill building videos & group learning

12:00-1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm
Making It Real At Home (learn how to incorporate your child's goals into your home routines)

2:45-4:15 pm
Parent Support Group/Large Group Learning Session

4:30-5:30 pm
Free time

5:30-7:00 pm
Dinner

Click here for this year’s schedule. (available May 2022)

Photo of Kauai by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash