Confidence and speaking skills for deaf children feature in this CNN video with Michelle Christie, founder of the No Limits non-profit, which now has three centres in California and in Las Vegas, to provide infant verbal intervention to families who otherwise could not afford it.
College In Their Sights
No Limits For Deaf Children builds a college-going culture, with alumni including airplane pilots, scientists, lawyers and psychologists – who return to speak about their experiences.
Children attend No Limits centres three times weekly for individual speech therapy, literacy, tutoring and other services with mentors during their school year, plus weekly education classes with speaking deaf role models to proactively build the childrens’ self belief.
Parents As Teachers
Role-playing and character development are core to Christie’s after-school theatre programme, which has produced over 100 shows for mainstream audiences nationwide, reaching over 200,000 people since 2002.
Michelle Christie passionately believes in involving parents as teachers with their deaf children and in giving each child the chance to develop their future potential for their life beyond the No Limits centres, whatever path they may choose to follow.