Borah Elementary’s lion pride has a new reason to be proud.
The school is the fifth location in the state, and the first in North Idaho, to offer a Total Communication preschool classroom that will serve deaf and hard-of-hearing children as they prepare for their educational futures. The preschool opens at the start of the 2017-18 school year.
Some US newborns still do not receive recommended screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) or hearing loss, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Children can experience changes in their hearing for a variety of reasons. Some changes can be temporary, such as having fluid in the ear from an ear infection. Some changes, however, can be permanent. Monitoring hearing for children who wear hearing aids is especially important because changes in hearing need to be addressed so the child is able to hear well.
THINK ABOUT… One aspect of early literacy development is the understanding of phonemic awareness and letter recognition. Sometimes, we might be tempted to limit literacy to just story time at night. However, there are many opportunities throughout the day to practice and build these skills using simple listening and spoken language strategies. Use this activity over and over again to help your child develop these important foundations.
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There are so many benchmarks and milestones to look for when you have a baby. There’s holding their head up, smiling, sitting without support, crawling, and walking, among many others. One of the biggest milestones parents look forward to is babbling and talking. Hearing affects those two milestones though, and you may be wondering how to tell if your baby can hear, especially if they aren’t reacting to sounds as an infant, or beginning to babble at about 4 months old.