Fathers Share Their LSL Story

By Hearing First Team June 13, 2016

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For a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, fathers play a pivotal role in their lives.

You might ask her the same question one day, and she might say the same thing, “No, I don’t know if I’d want to be like everyone else. I’m very special for who I am.

Shelby's Father

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.  Read more about it – Fathers in AV Therapy


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.

Celebrate LSL, "Hearing First" | LSL story, hearing technology, parent advice, Parent Outcomes, share LSL

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Hearing First Team At Hearing First, we want all children to benefit from the availability of newborn hearing screening, the advances in technology, and the early learning services in their communities. We want all children to have the opportunity to take advantage of access to sound – a critical building block for future success.

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