Lisa’s Story

July 17th, 2008 by | Tags: | 2 Comments »

Lisa Goldstein is a wife, mother, and freelance journalist.  I had the pleasure of meeting her at the 2008 AG Bell Convention in Milwaukee, and she was kind enough to agree to be videotaped to share her story with all of you.  So, without further ado, I’ll let Lisa speak for herself and share her story with the world!



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Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. She provides auditory verbal therapy, aural rehabilitation, IEP advocacy, consultation, and LSLS mentoring for clients around the world via teletherapy. You can learn more about Elizabeth's services on her Website or Facebook.


July 17, 2008 at 3:26 pm

It’s refreshing to see a happy, well-adjusted adult who isn’t angry at her parents for their unrelenting hard work in teaching her to use the language of the rest of society! I would readily choose her kind of life story for my kids… and I know it’s even easier today because our kids have gotten CIs earlier. She’s doing the kind of work which requires a very serious grasp of he English language. Most likely she has to interview people and do so quickly without time to access interpreters, something which she can do as the result of her listening and speaking skills.

She’s also a great example of the kind of adult who can benefit most from CIs later in life, despite being pre-lingually deaf– the adult who has already practiced listening and speaking on a constant basis.

Thanks for sharing!

Deaf Person

August 14, 2008 at 3:32 pm

I agree with Amy. However one thing caught my attention was that Lisa mentioned that she don’t need an interpreter to communicate with her kids since she could speak. There are many deaf parents with hearing children that they communicate with using sign language. I guess maybe Lisa didn’t realize that?