Earlier this year, Sound Advice met Rosie Gardner, head of the Sensory Support Service in the Southern region of Northern Ireland – who is now training as an auditory verbal therapist. Curiosity got the better of us, and we asked Rosie these questions: 1) What attracted you to deaf education, in the first instance? This
The US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, hosted the event “Wired For Sound: Treating Deafness With Cochlear Implants” at his Dublin residence on July 15, 2016. Representatives from Ireland’s National Cochlear Implant Centre, Trinity College’s Neuroengineering team and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, attended – with guests from the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Centre
Two infant-intervention centres in Sri Lanka are referenced here for families with children who are deaf and researching the spoken-language option with digital hearing-devices. CEHIC – Centre For Hearing Impaired Children Since 1992, the CEHIC in Dalugama has sent over 600 deaf children to mainstream schools in Sri Lanka after attending CEHIC from birth to
The fourth Twitter #AVTchat hosted by Sound Advice for engaged parents, is shared here. Primary topics were ideas for home AVT sessions (a therapist typically will suggest these) and learning a second spoken language, when the first is actively learned. ICYMI: #AVTchat 4: Techniques And Second Language Learning is on #Storify! https://t.co/hQ7nXp2OT3 #auditoryverbaltherapy — Caroline
Ireland’s hospital waiting lists for routine procedures often feature in national news reports. Otolaryngology (ENT) wait-times were the third-longest of the publicly visible waiting lists at January 2016. Accordingly, Sound Advice was invited to present at an Open Health Data Night at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on January 20th, 2016 in a panel
Families (and adult cochlear implant wearers) routinely ask Sound Advice to recommend apps at different stages in their path to digital hearing – often for the first time. Speech & language development have close links to early literacy skills, therefore parents and caregivers who actively read and talk with their children are likely to raise
With a child’s oral vocabulary at age two (speaking & understanding) predicting academic and behavioural outcomes in later years, parents can ask how to teach their baby about sound and meaning. Talking to your baby [with hearing devices on] is the secret! Toddler Babble Is Language Progress By some estimates, over 90 percent of a
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