Featured Business: Hear The Runway Foundation, Inc.

Posted:  January 9th, 2012 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0
Hear The Runway

Dr. Leslie D. Walker is an educational audiologist for Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS). She received her Bachelors and Masters degree in communication disorders from Illinois State University and received a clinical Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida. A native of Bloomington, Illinois, Dr. Walker moved to Miami in 2005 to pursue an audiology career in the school system. She provides educational audiology services to students in the public schools from Pre-K thru 12th grade and is responsible for assessing the need for assistive listening devices, teacher trainings, and student monitoring of amplification and audiological testing.

Dr. Walker is a member of the Educational Audiology Association, AG Bell Association, and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  She is currently the president and founder of Hear The Runway Foundation, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has a mission to increase self esteem, self image and self worth in high school teenagers who have a hearing loss and have aspirations of moving on to post-secondary education institutions or professional areas of employment.

The organization was started because she felt that she needed to find a way to improve her students’ attitudes towards being a child with a hearing loss. Her goal is to provide them with the resources to assist with resume writing, interview skills, self image and styling and most importantly providing them with the right tools to walk into that next meeting, interview or classroom with the confidence, saying “I can do this and I will succeed.”

Dr. Walker is also planning Miami-Dade County’s first fashion show showcasing all deaf and hard of hearing models within our community. The models can be any gender, have any degree of hearing loss and use any mode of communication from public and private high schools.  The fashion show is set to take place May 2012 with the venue to be announced. She is looking for community support in all ways and if you would like to be a sponsor or offer services please:

– Visit her Facebook Page called Hear The Runway

– Email her at info@heartherunway.com

– Or visit her website at www.heartherunway.org to gain additional information.

Dr. Leslie Walker

Dr. Leslie Walker

 

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