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Hear What’s Happening….First!

Hear What’s Happening….First!

By Hearing First TeamJune 22, 2017

"Hearing First", News & Events | listening and spoken language, parent advice, professional advice

Bucket lists are great tools for making and following intentional plans. They inspire us, motivate us and keep us on track. Take a look at our Hearing First bucket list and hear what we have coming up this summer!

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Fatherly Feedback: Celebrate Fathers

Fatherly Feedback: Hearing from Dads on the LSL Journey

By Hearing First TeamJune 15, 2017

Celebrate LSL | LSL story, Parent Outcomes, LSL journey

Let’s celebrate the role that dads play in the lives of their children who are deaf or hard of hearing! Fathers on the LSL journey play a central role in their children’s listening and spoken language development. In May, we asked mothers what goals and dreams they worried their children may never achieve and the moment they realized everything would be okay. This month, our focus is on the specific stories from dads.

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LSL Summer Bucket List

LSL Summer Bucket List

By Hearing First TeamJune 7, 2017

LSL Day by Day | LSL strategies, LSL outcomes, daily routines

Fun summer adventures can help your child who is deaf or hard of hearing grow and expand their language while making lasting memories. Learn how you can create intentional Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) learning opportunities for your child this summer and download our LSL Bucket List for activity ideas to get you started!

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Talking is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 24, 2017

Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

This week, we’re focused on guiding your child to use language to communicate their wants and needs. Read on to learn why talking is a key to connection!

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Riddle Me This! Scavenger Hunt Clues for Your LSL Strategy

By Hearing First TeamMay 22, 2017

LSL Day by Day | LSL strategies, LSL outcomes, early brain development

It may not seem like implementing LSL strategies is all fun and games, but you can include your fair share of entertaining activities into your daily routine to help your child with hearing loss learn to listen and talk. Read along and download our printable age-appropriate LSL scavenger hunt clues you can use to create an engaging game that helps your little learner listen, read, speak and seek!

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Listening is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2017

Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

When your child learns to listen, they aren’t just hearing, but making sense of what they hear, associating words and meaning, and finding out about the world around them… all through listening. This week, we’re focused on how your child’s listening can lead to learning goals. Read on to learn more!

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Moms Just Like You Share Dreams Come True

By Hearing First TeamMay 12, 2017

Celebrate LSL | LSL story, Parent Outcomes

Moms from our Family Support Community shared their initials fears for what they thought their children with hearing loss would never be able to do and the turning point moments when they realized that their dreams would come true. Join us in celebrating these stories and find inspiration to make your baby’s dreams a reality.


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Sharing is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2017

Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

As we continue our celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we’re focused on how you interact with your child and how that helps develop their spoken language. It’s vital to share quality interactions with your child from day one. Read to learn more!

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Hearing is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 3, 2017

"Hearing First", Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

This month we’re celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month, part of a larger movement across the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This year’s theme is “Communication: The Key to Connection,” so we are highlighting the many ways you can help a child who is deaf or hard of hearing to succeed through communication.

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How to Be Your Child's LSL Superhero

By Hearing First TeamApril 25, 2017

LSL Day by Day | LSL strategies, daily routines, serve and return

Today is National Superhero Day! Children can have all kinds of superheroes from their favorite sports player, celebrity or singer to a fictional superhero character. But the real superhero in their life is YOU as you live Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) every day.


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