Strengthening Social Skills

Strengthening Social Skills for Special Days

Holidays and special events are wonderful times for a child with hearing loss to delight in different experiences and discover a new language. Anticipation begins as he helps with preparations and then his awareness grows as he participates. When parents guide a child to be involved in a parade, festival, party, feast, performance, […]

Including Siblings

Including Siblings

Family life is always busy. Although you are devoting time and energy to your child with a hearing loss, you want to be available for your other children, too. Each child needs to feel like a valued member of the family. Your positive and loving attitude along with some special […]

Fun in the Kitchen

Fun in the Kitchen

Young children love to “help” in the kitchen! And, with some planning, you can make cooking or baking a language-rich experience for your preschooler. Children who are developing their awareness of sound enjoy hearing the noise of a blender when you make a milkshake or chop food. Turn it “on” […]

Thirty-Two Terrific Tasks for Preschool Language Fun

Parents can involve their young child with hearing loss in varied activities to encourage communication and thinking. When a child is engaged in interesting experiences, he has many reasons to listen and use language. Conversations can include expressions a child knows and introduce new concepts to nurture curiosity. The thirty-two […]

Lets Sing

Let’s Sing!

Music and singing bring people together. We sing for birthdays, religious or secular celebrations, and we sing just to have fun. Using our voices in song is an important part of life. This is true for your child who has a hearing loss, too. Not only is it fun, but […]

Experience Picture

Eyes on Experience Books (Using Homemade Books)

How to make and use experience books with young deaf or hard of hearing children Families foster the love of stories and books by reading to children early and often. Young children with hearing loss benefit from being read to because it encourages language. Parents can make reading pertinent and […]

Learn to Listen Through Sound Fun

Learn to Listen Through Sound Fun

Parents help children expand their listening skills by pointing out sounds. Toys, animals, actions, vehicles and other sounds can be explored when they occur. Families can also identify different sounds for their child to notice in their daily routine. Therapists may suggest specific sounds for the listening experience. The list […]

Hot Off the Press! JTC’s Bulletin Newsletter

Hot Off the Press! JTC’s Bulletin Newsletter

If you haven’t yet checked it out, be sure to view our latest issue of the JTC Bulletin Newsletter.Access a fast, reader-friendly copy today – just click on the link below! end-of-summer reading!

The 2015-16 Preschool Season Opens September 8th

JTC’s Preschool Season Kicks Off Sept. 8th!

Labor Day Weekend signals a new school season for JTC preschoolers and their families.All of us at JTC look forward to welcoming the parents and children participating in this year’s program on Tuesday, September 8th!View Program Calendar

Unilateral Hearing Loss

Unilateral Hearing Loss is Unique

Listening with both ears provides awareness of the direction of sound, ability to hear in noise, and a sense of strong, clear sound. Hearing loss in one ear, called unilateral loss, changes the listening experience. Unilateral hearing loss might be present at birth, develop slowly, happen suddenly or increase over time […]