Child's Voice in Wood Dale Works to Empower Children with Hearing Loss

State Representative Christine Winger visited the Child’s Voice center today in Wood Dale, which provides a listening and spoken language program for children with hearing loss. Rep. Winger was given a full tour of the center, and was able to see first-hand the resources used to help students learn.

“The Child’s Voice organization is an instrumental asset to our community here in Wood Dale. They provide a very unique program, which allows their students to gain the necessary skills needed so they can be re-integrated and thrive in the mainstream education system. To see how much Child’s Voice is helping the children, and the impact they are able to have on these students overall well-being, is amazing.”

This year the organization will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. While they have done much to help students in need, they are always looking for ways to improve and reach even more students who need hearing and education services. Child’s Voice has started an awareness campaign to drive more people to ask questions about their organization, the services they provide, and raise awareness about hearing loss. Because so many children still do not have access to hearing resources, early intervention is one thing that the organization seeks to improve on, and raise awareness in the community about.

Rep. Winger was able to meet students at the center, speak with them, and play with them during their learning breaks. “All the children seemed to truly enjoy being here. It is clear that the students are making progress and it is so important that they have access to resources like the ones Child’s Voice provides in order to live up to their whole potential as students.”