All languages are tools that can be used to form connections, including American Sign Language. The Silent Raiders club at Texas Tech teaches and practices ASL to form connections between students and the deaf community.
Jane R. Madell, a pediatric audiology consultant and speech-language pathologist in Brooklyn, N.Y., wants every parent with a child who is born hearing-impaired to know that it is now possible for nearly all children with severe hearing loss to learn to listen and speak as if their hearing were completely normal.
Self-talk and parallel-talk are two strategies that help expose your child to spoken language. These strategies require no response from your child. All they have to do is listen!
Have you submitted an abstract for the 2019 EHDI Annual Meeting? The submission process closes on 10/1. Don’t miss out on the possibility of sharing your knowledge and experience with others!
Seventeen-month-old Copper loves to play and his hearing loss can’t slow him down. When he was born, his parents learned they would be dealing with a new parenting challenge.
“It was completely different than raising our other two, as far as not knowing what he needed. So in that aspect it was different, but as far as development he’s a little boy just like the other two,” said Bethany Sellia, Copper’s mom
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When speaking to your child, using wait time will help them understand that you are expecting an answer from them. This pause gives them the time they need to understand and act on what you have asked them to do.
Sabotage is a strategy that you can use to help your child learn how to listen and talk. The goal is to encourage your child to respond appropriately to what is said when other clues are at odds with what they heard.
Register now for this upcoming webinar sponsored by the Hands & Voices Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3) Project
Title: “A Deeper Dive into Family Engagement: Supporting Parents on EHDI Advisory Committees and Learning Communities”
This webinar is a deeper look into family engagement in EHDI systems, specifically how to create a supportive environment for parents on EHDI Advisory Committees and Learning Communities.
Thursday September 6th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MT
Primary Audience: Family leaders, family-based support organizations. Additional audience participants encouraged to attend: EHDI Program Staff, pediatric health care professionals and other EHDI stakeholders.
Description: This session will expand on the topic of family engagement discussed during webinars facilitated by Hands & Voices in 2017. Strategies for how to support parents serving on EHDI Advisory committees and learning communities will be shared, including recruitment tips, orientation plans, and meeting contribution ideas.
Presenter: Candace Lindow-Davies, Director of Outreach, Hands & Voices
Candace Lindow-Davies is the parent of a son who is deaf with additional needs. Ms. Lindow-Davies has over 16 years of experience in management for Minnesota Hands & Voices before becoming part of the Hands & Voices Headquarters staff as the Director of Outreach and a co-Director of the H&V FL3 project. She previously served as a parent consultant for the MN Dept. of Health’s Newborn Hearing Screening Program, and also served as co-chair for the Center for Disease Control’s parent-to-parent committee, developing parent materials for national use.
A special thanks to NCHAM for their staff and technical support for making this webinar possible.