Full of drive and determination, Olympic athletes and Olympic hopefuls are admired role models who remind us of the amazing human potential. All eyes will be on our heroes in Rio de Janeiro this month as they strive for the pinnacle of athletic success: a gold medal. Being an elite athlete is no easy feat. Athletes regularly contend with injuries, grueling hours of training and sacrifices too numerous to mention, and some are competing with another challenge: hearing loss.
With the new school year beginning, you can find helpful tips and tools for children who are D/HH in the classroom. The link below shares some ways to support academic success.
Learn more about an exciting D/HH Adult Mentor or Role Model Program through an NCHAM hosted webinar on August 24th.
Those can be some of the most powerful words in the development of any child’s ability to read and write. For children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and living in bilingual homes, the “come read with me” invitation becomes even more crucial to their literacy development.
That’s why the USC Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication is getting creative in tackling challenges that children with hearing loss face in learning to listen, talk, read and write. Its innovative program – called “Come Read with Me” – is an intensive three-week summer intervention and grant-funded research project designed to help develop early literacy skills in oral deaf and hard-of-hearing children from bilingual (Spanish-English) homes.