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.
Something stood in the way of Emma Colley’s pursuit of learning more about the medical world: the ability to use a stethoscope.
Not any more. Virginia Beach City Public Schools has ordered one specially designed for the Bayside High School Health Sciences Academy student, who has a cochlear implant in each ear to help her hear.
There are different reasons a child may have difficulty hearing, and this can create problems with communication. A child may not even realize they are having trouble hearing. You can help your child by recognizing signs of difficulty, and when you see signs, you can take action to help. Some actions you can complete at home, while others may need the help of your audiologist.
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.