Each CD in the photo depicts a specific career and life stage after finishing postgraduate study in the UK and overcoming some obstacles to get my first graduate job (video). Collectively, the CDs show a long career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) which gets overlooked with the more recent work in education and technology. Last month, a request by Joanna Norton at
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 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
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
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