Parents are their childrens’ main spoken-language teachers at India’s AURED school, which teaches the AVT (auditory-verbal) method. One critical point to note regarding AVT is: Recent research indicates that the critical period of ‘learning’ [to hear] starts from the sixth month of pregnancy up to 2 years and therefore early diagnosis and intervention is essential. Children with significant
The Educational Audiology Association (EAA) in the US is hosting a webinar on July 22, for which families and professionals may like to register. Educational audiologists maintain school acoustic quality and students’ cochlear implants, hearing aids and FM systems during the day. Based on district policy, aural rehabilitation (sound practice) may be in their remit. Contracted
The first-ever book for families, audiologists and teachers working to teach second, spoken languages to children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, is now available. Its author, Michael Douglas, a certified auditory-verbal therapist (AVT), was based at the University of Houston from 2010 to 2012. Read: Dual Language-Learning for Children With Hearing Loss Some people are
Two students at Rochester Institute of Technology, Patrick Seypura and Alec Satterly, who have hearing issues, are gearing for connected homes with a smartphone-based alarm clock app, to distribute via Cenify, their company. This video shows how the app and phone might work in the home context: A wireless version of the app-managed clock is
Outcomes for children receiving remote-speech therapy by telepractice, are similar to in-person sessions with a therapist. A report by Hear and Say, on using Skype to deliver teletherapy services to remote areas of Australia, was published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare (read below). Read: Pilot Study of Telepractice For Delivering Speech Therapy Early Intervention Boosts
Talking to your baby from birth [especially when hearing-devices are worn], is crucial for their infant language development. While most babies hear for two months before birth, there will be babies with hearing devices who need to build up their word and sound-vocabulary after missing sounds earlier on. Chatting During Family Time One book, Small
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