Sibling influences shape a younger child’s language more than was thought, according to new research of 385 preschoolers in Ontario, Canada, and which was published in the February print edition of Pediatrics magazine. Older children influence language development This research has implications for children with hearing issues in larger families, where parents may interact less
Sound Advice (as IDK) hosted the first overseas screening of the 95 Decibels film (2013) on January 18, 2014 at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, to explore the emotional obstacles parents face when they get a diagnosis of deafness for their child. I also met Susan and Film maker Liza Reznik along with her daughter Miranda.
Parents who get coaching to work with children who wear hearing-devices can practise language interaction and teaching new vocabulary at any time, anywhere, once the basics (of auditory-verbal therapy, or AVT) are learned. While AVT began in English-speaking countries, its use in China may seem unusual, where the language is primarily tonal. However, this piece
Subjective fatigue in schoolchildren with hearing issues, is the topic of a July 2013 article in the American Journal of Audiology, which confirms these children experience more fatigue in sleep/rest, everyday and cognitive life. Self-Pacing Every Day Sound Advice has highlighted this issue, with its team’s self-pacing experiences as children, students, graduates and employees – while
Since 1986, India’s Aural Education (AURED) programme for children with hearing issues has worked with families to teach children to listen and speak in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati before starting mainstream school: Read: AURED Highlights Exposure To Sound and Talking Immediately after a child receives digital hearing-aids or cochlear implants, AURED recommends AVT (auditory-verbal therapy),
Having a child who’s different to the rest of the family, requires adjustment for each parent and sibling (if relevant) – while also impacting the wider family and friends to an extent. A mother shares a very honest account: Read: Insights From Raising A Child With Hearing Issues Quotes Slowly, friends dropped off and I was
On December 18th 2013, Ireland’s health minister, James Reilly, delivered one of the best possible Christmas presents the Sound Advice team could have received. His health-service plan for 2014 listed €3.22 million to develop pediatric services for bilateral cochlear implants at the national cochlear implant centre at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Bilateral Pediatric Implants Funded
The Visiting Teacher Service in Ireland is being reviewed by the Department of Education in the context of pupils’ changed needs and new technologies. January 20th, 2014 is YOUR deadline to feed back on your experiences of the Visiting Teacher Service (VTS) in Ireland, for this review. Dept of Education: Review of the Visiting Teacher Service
Children who receive cochlear implants can progress for several years afterward, a longitudinal research project by Penn State University shows. In a milestone multi-year study, the researchers found students’ peer relationships were impacted by teacher and peer acceptance within a school. Positive Long-Term Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation “We didn’t actually know how implanted children would do
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