Choose from multiple materials designed to guide parents’ knowledge and skills in childhood hearing loss, listening, language and speech.
Our Video Tips page has a series of short videos showing specific strategies to encourage the listening, language and speech!
Dozens of topics explaining hearing loss, family activities, listening/language/speech and education. Read online, click an option for printer friendly handouts to keep or share. Choose to obtain a Spanish version.
- Intro to Remote Mic Systems
- Reasons for a Remote Mic Helping a Child Listen in Noise and Distance
- Unilateral Hearing Loss is Unique
- Early Expectations for a Child with a Cochlear Implant
- Inquiring about Cochlear Implants
- Addressing ANSD (Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder)
- Middle Ear Fluid and Its Effects on Early Learning
- Making the Most of Your Child’s Audiology Appointments
- Baby’s First Hearing Aid!
- Where to Begin
- Audiogram of Familiar Sounds
- First Words for Parents Learning About Hearing Loss
- Understanding Your Child’s Hearing Tests
- Children’s Hearing Milestones
- A First Look at Apps for Preschoolers
- Create Caring Connections for Your Child and You
- Eyes on Experience Books (Using Homemade Books)
- Fun in the Kitchen
- Including Siblings
- Learn to Listen Through Sound Fun
- Let’s Sing!
- Strengthening Social Skills for Special Days
- Technology With Tots
- Thirty-Two Terrific Tasks for Preschool Language Fun
- We’re Going on Vacation
Listening, Language and Speech
- Advancing Auditory Abilities of New Listeners
- Asking About Acoustic Highlighting
- Assessing Expressive Language: A Language Sample
- Constant Conversation
- Building your Child’s Bilingual Skills
- Follow Their Lead
- Keep on Talking, The Pre- and Post- Implant Process
- Listening with Ling Six
- Pragmatic Skills Checklist – PDF Only
- Purposeful Pausing
- Routines: A remarkable way to learn language
- Some Common Sounds
- Speaking with Your Speech Therapist
- Speech and Spoken Language
- Stages of Listening, Language & Speech Development
- Caregivers are Key Communicators
- Communicating Clearly with Young Children with Hearing Loss: Tips for Home & School
- Improving Behavior by Increasing Communication
- Meet My Child!
- Other Reading and Online Resources
- Preparing for Preschool
- Reading Regularly to a Young Child with Hearing Loss
- School Readiness: Check a Child’s Hearing
- School Time!
- Successful Strategies for Starting School Services
- The Leader of Your Child’s Educational Team: YOU