Loving heartfelt support to guide you in knowing your next steps, and to be there with you when you need someone to listen.
I was wondering...
Do you ever feel lost, not knowing what your next steps should be?
Do you ever question the advice you are receiving, and wished you had someone you trusted that was there to listen and help you make decisions.
Maybe you have test results that you just don't understand and wish you had someone who could explain it all to you in easy to understand terms?
I know you have a lot of questions, and you want answers. You are trying to figure it all out, but sometimes it gets overwhelming, and you just don't know what to do next.
Well I just want you to know that...
I am here...
...and I am listening...
I have been helping parents understand their child's struggles and challenges for over 25 years
...and I have also experienced those struggles within my own family.
I know how extraordinary you are...and I know you are determined to find the answers and help your child.
You want to stop worrying so that you can spend time enjoying your family and feel at peace knowing that everything is going to be ok.
You want to help your child succeed and you want them to feel self-assured and confident...
...and most of all...you just want them to be happy!
"Shelley took time with me on the phone to listen and really try to understand our little girl." -Melinda
What would it be like knowing that you have the right tools to cultivate and nurture your child's true gifts...
No more trying to put a square peg into a round hole...and no more feeling as if there was something wrong with them, or you for that matter.
What would it be like knowing and understanding why your child behaves certain ways, and why they can't seem to "just get it".
How would you like to have a window into your child's mind that would open the doors that have been locked shut in the past.
You see...there are real reasons for your child's struggles as well as any associated behaviors surrounding them...
...and it begins with the way they are processing information.
Now what I am referring to here...goes beyond their auditory processing, and even beyond processing through any of the typical five senses.
There is so much more to processing than meets the eye... -so to speak- ...and I am here to help you shine a light on your child's unique way of processing the world ....and then...
I will help you to know what steps you should take to assure that your child thrives
Hi, I am Shelley Francis creator of thelisteninglab.com, Planet Hearwell, and the Heart B.E.A.T.S. (Beyond the Ears with Answers, Tools, and Support) Philosophy and Programs, and I’ve been a certified audiologist with a passion for helping children with auditory processing challenges and their families for over 25 years.
Tommy not only suffered challenges and failures growing up in school, because of his undiagnosed disorder...
...but also had bouts of depression and fear of failure later in his adult life.
I helped my brother discover that many of his challenges as an adult were due to an underlying auditory processing problem that had gone unrecognized in childhood and adolescence.
After I diagnosed and treated him, Tommy decided to return to school and later graduated with a degree in anthropology.
It was such a significant moment for me. I saw real change happen to someone I loved right before my eyes.
As an audiologist, I was trained to understand the ear and how it hears.
I was taught how to test hearing, how to improve hearing, how the ear works, how to diagnose different types of hearing impairments, and a number of other science related topics regarding the ear and hearing.
What was not taught to me was anything that had to do with listening.
How to test listening, how to improve listening, or the importance of listening.
So, this has been my lifelong mission and dedication to integrate the ART of listening with the SCIENCE of hearing.
Learning about listening has been one of my greatest adventures AND greatest rewards
...and I have learned to listen to you.
"Shelley was the first person that took time to put together a plan to get her on track. She also sat down with us and helped us understand the tests so that when we went to our first CSE meeting for school we were prepared"-Melinda.
I know what it is like to seek the advice of a professional only to walk away feeling as if they did not hear a word You were saying.
I also know what it is like to spend hours on the internet searching for answers, only to end up being more confused and more overwhelmed than I was when I started.
Wouldn't it be great to know that there was someone out there you could count on... ...someone who really knew how to listen ...and someone that was there to support you in so many different ways?
I know the importance of feeling supported, and wouldn't it be great knowing that there is a professional out there that truly has your back.
"Shelley got us on the right path and my family is grateful for all that she did for us"-Melinda.
For years parents have been telling me that I seemed to know more about their child in 45 minutes than other professionals did after years of working with them.
I began to realize that there was quite simply...just something more.
You see...I not only look at your child through my intellect, but I also see your child through my heart.
Yes, I would intellectually evaluate them, I would statistically analyze the test results, and I used standardized norms to explain the results, but it does not end there for me.
I always take it a step further.
I go beyond the test scores, beyond the data, and beyond the so called diagnosis.
I see your child as a whole, not just the scores on their test.
...and that is what I want to show you.
I know you want to be heard...
...and I am listening.
"I am also happy to say that with her help and our plan our daughter is now reading at grade level and doing fantastic in 2nd grade." - Ana
I have been helping parents understand their child's challenges for years...
...and now I want to help you
...and most of all...
...because you deserve it.
You are the back bone of your family...and you work hard everyday supporting them in so many ways...
...and sometimes even the best of us need a little support ourselves.
I believe it is time that you feel supported.
I believe that it is time for you to be heard...
...and I am ready to listen.
Join me now in partnering together...
...and together we will show the world how amazing your child is!
1 ON 1 COACHING PACKAGE
With this option you will know what your next best steps are, and together we will set goals and evaluate your child's progress. You will gain insights into understanding their challenges, and knowing how best to support your child, while you receive the support that you need. Working together over several sessions will give you and your child the best recipe for success.
This support will give you that assistance to know what to do in any given situation that may come up as you move through the development of your child.
You will know your next steps.
You’ll have a trained professional at your fingertips.
You'll be in a total non-judgement zone to address any concern you are having.
I am also always learning about new advancements in the area of auditory processing that I will share with you, so you’ll have the most up to date information and strategies.
Any questions you have, you can bring them up and I will lovingly address them. You’ll never be alone on your journey.
"My goal, my mission, is to nurture and support the expansion of each and every child's natural born gifts, and though I may not reach all children everywhere, together we can begin with yours".-Shelley
I look forward to serving you.
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Let’s all learn to listen more, not only with our ears, but with our hearts.
1 ON 1 COACHING PACKAGE
With this option you will know what your next best steps are, and together we will set goals and evaluate your child's progress. You will gain insights into understanding
their challenges and knowing how best to support your child, while you receive the support that you need. Working together over several sessions will give you and your child the best recipe for success.