The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) held a conference in Dublin, ‘Disability Through The Lifecourse‘, on September 16th, 2014. This event was very relevant to Sound Advice, with the keynote speaker, Professor Sheila Riddell from the University of Edinburgh, citing post-school transitions research from NDCS in her keynote presentation. Most of the social group profiled from
We already know almost all babies can lip-read when aged six to twelve months, to learn their mouth-shapes for talking. At this time, babies’ brains are processing speech sounds in the part of the brain that manages motor movements for producing their own speech. Six To Twelve Months Old From 7 to 11 months old (the
School placement is everything for children with cochlear implants. This explanatory piece is about an 11-year-old boy named Wyatt in the US, whose parents wanted him to have a mainstream education. Here’s what happened when he attended a school for deaf students: Wyatt was treated as if he were a deaf child with a hearing aid who needed to
Click on the blue image or red box just below, to download the e-book in PDF format. Sound Advice, producer of the ebook, Teaching A Deaf Child To Listen and Speak – Perfectly! began as a social venture in Ireland named Irish Deaf Kids, 2007 – 14, whose mission was to empower parents to
US-based educator Ben Johnson, who teaches Spanish, tells of his lightbulb moment on discovering classroom soundfield systems at a recent educational technology conference: When you go to the movies, plays, or even concerts, the rooms are equipped with a sound system so everyone can hear. Why don’t we do that in classrooms? Isn’t it critical
Families find FM systems invaluable for children with hearing-devices during a typical day, whether that’s learning in a classroom or playing sports on a field (or ice, in this case). Read: Northbrook youth hockey player uses FM on the ice Noah’s mother, Maria Elena Powell, says: “I can be in the kitchen and he can be
Parents are their childrens’ main spoken-language teachers at India’s AURED school, which teaches the AVT (auditory-verbal) method. One critical point to note regarding AVT is: Recent research indicates that the critical period of ‘learning’ [to hear] starts from the sixth month of pregnancy up to 2 years and therefore early diagnosis and intervention is essential. Children with significant
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