Ideas & Advice Blog
Posted on October 23 2012, 11:50:15 AM | Posted by jtcpals
Families’ preferences for sources of hearing loss information will vary. A few recent publications are listed here to help you get started! Ask other parents and professionals for more suggestions.
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Posted on February 13 2012, 2:37:56 PM | Posted by jtcweb
What is IDEA and how will it help my child? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is an important federal law that guarantees your child will receive appropriate public education services. In some states, families must pay for services provided for children under three years of age. However, children over three years old are entitled to free services. The law is divided into sections.
Posted on February 13 2012, 1:17:36 PM | Posted by jtcweb
This is a short list of beginning words for parents of children newly diagnosed with hearing loss. It is meant to be simple not comprehensive. Many other terms are discussed in publications, explained on the Internet or defined in depth in dictionaries. Use can vary from country to country and even within the communities in one country. To understand these new words and begin to use this unfamiliar vocabulary parents will need to keep asking about the meaning and correct use of terms.
Posted on February 13 2012, 1:09:50 PM | Posted by jtcweb
The day your child was diagnosed with a hearing loss, you became an integral part of a team created to bring your little one to his or her greatest potential. That team consists of the:
- Ear Nose and Throat specialist
- Teacher of the deaf and
- Specialists you consult regularly
Posted on February 09 2012, 4:44:58 PM | Posted by jtcweb
Working closely with professionals can create a focused approach toward helping your child with hearing loss develop language skills. A combination of experts supporting each other’s efforts on behalf of your child creates an informed team. You, the parent, are an essential member of the team. You can be the link to and a partner in these services.
Posted on January 25 2012, 6:12:15 PM | Posted by volunteer
When your child enters preschool, you have the perfect opportunity to develop on-going teamwork with teachers and school personnel. This is the time to bring your positive attitude and support, which will continue throughout your child’s education.
Posted on January 25 2012, 5:50:35 PM | Posted by volunteer
Your child is old enough for preschool! The first step is making a decision about how, when and where your little one will attend. Begin by considering your youngster’s communication skills. Think about what concepts and vocabulary your child knows and what skills you are hoping will be achieved next. Think about what you feel is needed in a program and what the professionals working with your child have recommended as important to focus on now.
Posted on January 11 2012, 5:58:59 PM | Posted by jtcweb
After reading this, a parent will be able to:
- Discuss simple strategies for obtaining family support.
- Describe everyday conversations for language learning.
- Suggest strategies for caregivers’ communication.
Posted on January 06 2012, 4:04:13 PM | Posted by jtcweb
A child may develop hearing loss at any time for many reasons. Sometimes a child’s hearing loss is not noticed or may be misinterpreted. If a child shows several of the behaviors listed below, he may be at risk for hearing loss. A hearing screening can identify if he needs help with hearing or learning to listen.
Posted on January 05 2012, 3:29:42 PM | Posted by jtcweb
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