Many parents of deaf children ask how to do “language practice” at home, as advised by language teachers and educators. Reading is one way, and another is to talk with your child, in their favoured communication mode. Recently, the IDK team saw a great example of “language practice” online, written by a hard-of-hearing visiting teacher
With modern hearing-aids and cochlear implants, many deaf kids soak up language without any obvious reinforcement. Some with cochlear implants learn by overhearing incidentally. Others need natural language practice with their families, at home or out and about. Daily, simple interaction with your kids is what’s required. The key points are: Parents who understand their
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