THINK ABOUT… The development of social skills is important to a child’s success in the classroom. These skills include knowing how to ask questions like, “how are you?” and recognizing others’ feelings. Children with hearing loss may experience difficulty in developing the language skills needed to ask and answer questions that include abstract components, such as understanding how someone else is feeling and why. This activity can help children practice these skills superhero style.
There is still time to register for the webinar on Monday, 6/26/17: Language Underperformance in Young Children 0-6 Years of Age Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Are the Expectations Too Low?
AG Bell had the honor to host author and 2017 Presidential Scholar Regan Brady, her family, Dr. Donald Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT, Dr. Sharon Sandridge, Ph.D., and Dr. Michael Hoa, M.D., of Georgetown University Medical Center, for a press conference and tour of the Volta Bureau. Regan took the time to share her story about growing up with cochlear implants and how listening and spoken language changed her life.
Growing Up in the ‘Gray Area’ of Hearing Loss – Things to consider with a child who has unilateral hearing loss
Pediatricians are trying to gently shape child-rearing styles so that kids living in poverty have a chance to succeed.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maruice Sendak is a very popular children’s book about a little boy who won’t listen to his mom and travels to a land of monsters. The monsters try their hardest to scare the boy with their big, sharp teeth and loud, mean roars, but the boy knows how to tame them.
Reading this book offers a great opportunity to review and discuss descriptive language, verbs, and new vocabulary. The song that accompanies this activity incorporates music and movement to help your child learn the concepts and ideas.
In addition to speech, language, and auditory skills, self-advocacy and conversational repair strategies are important skills to develop in students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
During a Language Readiness for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children forum hosted by the Pennsylvania Society for Advancement of the Deaf, it was agreed that early, unrestricted access to language is critical for cognitive and linguistic development.
The attendees at the PSAD forum represented varying organizations with varying approaches on how to serve deaf and hard of hearing children.
Hearing loss in children with congenital CMV can be present at birth or develop later. It is estimated that 15%-20% of all cases of moderate to profound hearing loss among children are attributable to congenital CMV.
Our brains work a bit like an air traffic control system. They have to take in lots of information, ignore distractions and make decisions about how to act and what to prioritize. These skills include working memory, multitasking and flexibility in thinking. Children are not born with these skills—they develop over time¹.