Sibling Essay: My JTC Summer

JTC’s Summer Session may include a sibling program when the number of elementary age brothers and sisters able to attend meets the group size minimum. The following is an essay written by a big sister from a recent summer AmeliaMy sister, Evie, has an ABI (auditory brainstem implant) and […]

Parent Perspective: Our Summer at JTC

When our newborn daughter Xanthe was diagnosed as profoundly deaf, my partner and I found ourselves thrown into a world we knew nothing about. Like many parents we spent the first few weeks and months adjusting by building our knowledge and networks, whilst juggling life with two young children. At […]

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Visits JTC

On Friday, November 13th, JTC hosted the annual AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary lunch and tour, with a visit from AMVETS’ current National 2nd Vice President, Marvell Ruppel (shown above 4th from the right), along with several local chapter members. The visit offered a first hand look at JTC’s services in action, […]

The Leader of Your Child’s Educational Team

The Leader of Your Child’s Educational Team: YOU

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:PediatricianEar Nose and Throat specialistAudiologistTeacher of the deaf andSpecialists you consult regularlyEach of these professionals needs […]

School Time

School Time!

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.What can you do?Ask for time to explain the hearing aids or cochlear implant […]

Strategies School Services

Successful Strategies for Starting School Services

Parents of young child with hearing loss have a significant role in the start of school services.  Many families wish to be active in their child’s early education but are unsure how to start. Programs and the rights of children and their families vary from country to country and even […]

Improving Behavior

Preparing for Preschool

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. […]

Improving Behavior

Improving Behavior by Increasing Communication

Helping young children learn appropriate behavior is a concern for parents. Behavior management can be complex but families can begin at “A” by considering abilities, approaches, awareness, affirmation and actions. Abilities A child’s smiles, scowls, kisses, and cries all convey feelings. To understand why a child is content or upset […]

Reading Good

Reading Regularly to a Young Child with Hearing Loss

Families encourage literacy by looking at books, sharing stories, enjoying rhymes and reading aloud with their young child with hearing loss. Being read to daily at a very early age provides numerous learning and social benefits. A child’s listening skills increase from frequent reading sessions. His language expands by exploring […]