Deafness is not a learning disability, as the NDCS routinely reminds us. However, the UK’s education system is not ‘failing’ children who are deaf, as this headline suggests. Rather, the infants’ education begins at home with their families, once their hearing difficulties are confirmed with a diagnosis and hearing-devices ideally accessed at the earliest opportunity. Children Born After 2006 Accessed UNHS
A child with Down Syndrome can hear and talk, thanks to teamwork by the cochlear implant team at California’s Lucile Packhard Childrens’ Hospital and the Jean Weingarten School. Read: Cochlear Implants Give Child With Down Syndrome A New Lease On Life Doctors told the family, “you’re doing too much for him”, as they battled to get medical insurance for the cochlear implants
A Sound Advice seminar in Dublin, “The Link Between Hearing And Speech” (December 5th) explored how we hear with our brains with, and without hearing devices. Strategies for early language development by parents with babies and young children were also shared. Thirty Million Words Parallels were seen in the thirty million words concept for hearing and deaf children, with
Sound Advice created an e-book, “Teaching A Deaf Child To Hear And Speak: Perfectly“ (A Father’s Love), by US-based author, James Hall, whose deaf daughter hears and talks. Mr Hall contacted Sound Advice after spending four years on a journey of research to find out how a deaf child can acquire speech, and documenting his findings along
In the US state of Kentucky, telepractice for child hearing health care is being researched, starting from newborn hearing tests through to when early intervention begins. Notably, parents of children with hearing-devices are involved in developing a client navigator model for families new to this specific health system after a child’s hearing issues are detected. As the
All childrens’ future language development can be determined by the way in which their parents, family and caregivers talk to them during infancy. Impact Of ‘Parentese’ On Siblings’ Language On this point, a research group of mothers of twins (one child being deaf) was found to speak vowels more clearly when talking to their infants regardless
Babies whose hearing issues are detected at birth, who receive hearing-devices and who start auditory-verbal therapy (AVT) before their first birthday, can have age-appropriate language within six months, according to a recent webinar from Hear And Say (Australia). Founder, Dimity Dornan, presented Is Auditory Verbal Therapy Effective? to highlight the family-centred teaching approach of social skills and listening-based cognitive strategies. Meantime, The Hearing Journal noted in
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