Children who communicate by listening and talking can have strong literacy levels, thanks to extensive reading practice during their early-years learning to talk process. Stacey Lim, assistant professor of audiology at Central Michigan University, explains some literacy findings when infants and young children access cochlear implants with auditory verbal therapy (AVT, or learning to listen and
The UK has about 44,000 children with permanent hearing issues (CRIDE 2012), with over 90% being from hearing families. About two thirds of these children primarily use spoken language despite about 25% having severe to profound hearing issues that impacts their access to hearing and speech. Accessing Phonics With Hearing Devices Using hearing-aids and cochlear
Passive screen time for under-twos has no educational benefit and may slow language development, according to US-based nonprofit entity, ChildTrends. Read: Tech For Tots – Not All Bad – Or Good One-To-One Interactions “Children learn best by interacting with other people and the world around them”, said Kathy Hirsh-Pasek of Temple University. To this end,
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
With Derrick Coleman, the Seattle Seahawks fullback who’s legally deaf, recently storming onto our screens in a Duracell advert, the social impact of the advertising campaign is already being witnessed at a high-tech level. After having SSD (single-sided) deafness since early childhood, film director Rik Cordero was inspired by the advert, to evaluate modern technologies
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