Three out of every 1,000 babies suffer from moderate, severe or profound hearing loss according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it one of the most common birth conditions in the United States.
Most children hear and listen to sounds at birth. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds they hear around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But that’s not true for all children. In fact, about two or three out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with detectable hearing loss in one or both ears. More lose hearing later during childhood. Children who have hearing loss may not learn speech and language as well as children who can hear. For this reason, it’s important to detect deafness or hearing loss as early as possible.
With CID’s newest online course, SLPs learn to maximize sessions to facilitate the development of language while incorporating literacy skills. In 30 minutes, you will learn how hearing loss affects the development of literacy skills, how phonological awareness supports literacy and how to incorporate literacy into therapy sessions.
Another great “Hear to Learn” tip –
Sign It! is an innovative new online curriculum for learning American Sign Language (ASL). It is a free program for families who have deaf or hard-of-hearing children ages birth to 36 months. Register today for access to ASL lessons!
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When you learned your child was deaf or hard of hearing, you may have felt very alone. You may have worried about what to do and how to help your child. You may have felt scared. The good news is you are not alone.