School Readiness: Check a Child’s Hearing

School Readiness: Check a Child’s Hearing 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…

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Reading Regularly to a Young Child with Hearing Loss

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…

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Preparing for Schools

Preparing for Schools 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…

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Meet My Child!

Meet My Child! Teachers and therapists welcome information about children to be able to work with them well. Parents can provide information from their own observations and others’ reports. A personal way to share a child’s strengths is by giving service providers an introductory summary. A “Meet My Child” intro can be created however a…

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Improving Behavior by Increasing Communication

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…

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Communicating Clearly with Young Children with Hearing Loss

Communicating Clearly with Young Children with Hearing Loss Tips for Home A young child with a hearing loss may need additional communication support with unfamiliar people or in group situations. There is much information available for understanding early childhood hearing loss. A family can describe what is most helpful for their individual child. When caring…

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Communication Considerations for Caregivers of a Young Child with a Hearing Loss

Communication Considerations for Caregivers of a Young Child with a Hearing Loss A young child with a hearing loss may need additional communication support with unfamiliar people or in group situations. There is much information available for understanding early childhood hearing loss. A family can describe what is most helpful for their individual child. When…

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Stages of Listening, Language & Speech Development

Download a copy Stages of Listening, Language & Speech Development A child can be an expert communicator at an early age. Long before the first word, from a baby’s coo of delight to a toddler’s eager response to a request, a child’s brain is constantly developing. The many aspects of communication occur in sequential stages.…

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Speech and Spoken Language

Speech and Spoken Language Your family has chosen the spoken language approach for your child with hearing loss. Professionals are always talking about the terms speech and language. Aren’t they the same? Not exactly. Although they are closely related, speech and language are different from one another. Parents who know the differences in those terms…

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Speaking with Your Speech Therapist

Speaking with Your Speech Therapist 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…

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