Previous studies have suggested that hearing more words played a strong role in the development of children’s language skills, yet a recent study by cognitive scientists at MIT challenges this idea. The MIT scientists found that more than simply being exposed to many words, back and forth conversation between a child and an adult could be responsible for boosting the child’s response to language and facilitating their language development.
Monthly Archives: July 2018
A New App Interprets Sign Language for the Amazon Echo
The convenience of the Amazon Echo smart speaker only goes so far. Without any sort of visual interface, the voice-activated home assistant isn’t very useful for deaf people—Alexa only understands three languages, none of which are American Sign Language. But Fast Company reports that one programmer has invented an ingenious system that allows the Echo to communicate visually.
Strategy to Learn Listening and Spoken Language
Parentese is a listening and spoken language strategy. It helps introduce young children to spoken language.
Have you registered for the free Webinar – “Congenital CMV – Awareness, Diagnosis, and Management”? It is this Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Webinar start times (by time zone)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Register now at the link below.
If you can’t attend on Thursday, it will be recorded and posted at www.infanthearing.org within a week following the presentation.
Survey Opportunity for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss
New project could bridge major gap in deaf and non-deaf communication
Deaf people and non-deaf people should be able to communicate seamlessly, which is what a new device from Lero aims to achieve.
Awareness of your patients’ needs
Having an awareness of your patients’ needs, how their hearing loss is impacting their life, and what they hope to achieve by seeking services from you, is essential information for you to understand.