The listening and spoken language journey is different for every family of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. One unique perspective to that LSL journey story is the role of fathers. According to Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, “Today’s fathers are significantly more involved in child raising than previous generations. Further, research shows that a high level of involvement by fathers has many positive benefits for children and strengthens early childhood development.” He also states, ”Fathers play a pivotal role in the emotional, intellectual, social, and communicative development of their children and are highly significant to their child’s success of living a listening and spoken language life.”
This month we celebrate the unique perspective of fathers as they live the LSL journey with their child.
David’s father shares his optimistic view of his son’s LSL future. For the full video visit Living the LSL Life.
Shelby’s father shares their LSL journey experience as he celebrates her differences. For the full video visit Celebrating Differences.
Maesy’s father shares how he was inspired by their journey through LSL.