Empowering Families: Experts Rosie Gardener & Selma Karsan Meet Parents

August 19, 2023 0 Comments

In the heart of Uganda, a beacon of hope and empowerment for children with hearing loss shines brightly through the efforts of Hear His Voice Uganda (HHVU). On Sunday July 30th 2023  a remarkable event that brought together dedicated parents, compassionate experts, and cutting-edge technology in a setting that fostered understanding, guidance, and support. Parents Day at the HHVU rehab camp marked a significant milestone, allowing parents to engage with renowned specialists and gain valuable insights into their children’s journey towards better hearing and communication.

Selma Karsan (Left) and Rosie Gardener (Centre) interacting with children during the parents Day

Meeting the Experts: Rosie Gardener and Selma Karsan

Parents Day became a platform for families to interact directly with two distinguished experts: Rosie Gardener, an Audio Verbal Therapist, and Selma Karsan, an Audiologist. Both experts brought a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as a deep commitment to guiding families through the challenges of hearing loss using technology.

Rosie Gardener, known for her pioneering work in audio-verbal therapy, emphasized the importance of early intervention and maximizing residual hearing. Her insights shed light on the power of auditory training and intensive therapy to unlock a child’s potential for spoken language. Parents were captivated as Rosie shared success stories and techniques to bridge the gap between sound and communication.

Rosie Gardener

Selma Karsan, an esteemed audiologist, focused on the technological aspect of managing hearing loss. She unveiled the latest advancements in hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices. Selma’s expertise allowed parents to make informed decisions regarding their children’s hearing devices, ensuring that each child’s unique needs were taken into account.

Sharing Knowledge, Providing Care

The HHVU Parents Day wasn’t just a lecture; it was an interactive dialogue between experts and parents. In personalized breakout sessions, families had the opportunity to address their concerns, ask questions, and receive tailored guidance. Rosie and Selma provided expert information on topics such as speech development, auditory training exercises, device maintenance, and communication strategies. This one-on-one engagement resonated deeply with parents, instilling a sense of hope and empowerment.

The Impact: Empowered Families, Brighter Futures

The ripple effect of Parents Day extended far beyond the event itself. Empowered with newfound knowledge, parents left the HHVU offices with a renewed sense of determination and a clearer roadmap for their children’s journey to effective communication. Armed with practical strategies and a deeper understanding of their options, families could now play an even more active role in their children’s rehabilitation.

The 2023 Parents Day at Hear His Voice Uganda’s rehab camp stands as a testament to the organization’s commitment to transformative care and holistic support for children with hearing loss. The event’s success was a result of the collaboration between dedicated parents, passionate experts, and the tireless efforts of HHVU. As the organization continues to pave the way for brighter futures, one thing remains clear: when families and professionals come together with the shared goal of empowering children, extraordinary transformations become possible.

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