A recent review in The Hearing Journal of the Thirty Million Words book by Dr Dana Suskind (pediatric cochlear implant surgeon), confirms that the approach noted by psychologists Betty Hart & Todd Risley, equally works for infants and children with hearing difficulties. Infant Spoken Language Exposure Is The Key Suskind aimed to establish why children
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
A music teacher’s refusal to wear a FM microphone in a thirteen-year-old girl’s music class at a middle school in Vermont, US, is the focus of a state legal case on the student’s rights. Reading the legal briefing document for this case gives excellent insights to practical challenges and limits of using a FM system
Music heard through cochlear implants is more complex for wearers to decode than speech, leading researchers to believe that simplifying key pieces of music may be one solution. Pitch and timbre are challenging to hear when music notes or instruments are similar, but this NPR piece, Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant explains
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
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