Since 2007, Sound Advice has listed the four communication options for families whose children are deaf, to ensure families make fully informed decisions on their childrens’ behalf. Our e-book, “Teaching A Deaf Child To Hear And Speak… Perfectly!” also guides families wanting to build auditory-verbal therapy (AVT) into everyday routines for everyone’s benefit. First #AVTchat
For the last blog post of 2014, here are some recent media pieces, to remind ourselves how early access to hearing and speech services can improve childrens’ life prospects. Lydia Denworth (author of I Can Hear You Whisper) Lydia Denworth’s recent post in Time Magazine, Raising A Deaf Child Makes The World Sound Different, will resonate with parents of
Sound Advice created an e-book, “Teaching A Deaf Child To Hear And Speak: Perfectly“ (A Father’s Love), by James Hall, whose daughter hears and talks with bilateral cochlear implants. Mr Hall contacted Sound Advice after four years researching how a deaf child can acquire speech, and documenting his findings. Click the blue image below, to
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,
“Whether parents choose sign language, speech facilitated by implants or some combination, deaf children are exposed to language earlier than ever” Implants help deaf children learn language from listening A key message in this 4-page piece is, language is the vital focus for deaf children and can be acquired in different ways. One view is
Many parents who consider cochlear implants for their children, sometimes wonder what all the fuss is about. Mainly, why some members of the deaf community can oppose implants, and the impact of an implant on a child’s identity. But what happens when children ask for implants – as they can do? Two Brothers Request Cochlear
Speech is a priceless gift. Especially when it has to be acquired through intensive speech therapy, language lessons and hours of pronunciation practice. Babies with a hearing impairment aren’t able to absorb and replicate the speech heard in their environment, as their hearing peers do. Help is needed, but the huge effort is rewarded with
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