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The Best Ways to Help Your Child with Hearing Loss Build Language Skills

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 8, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes, LSL journey, Celebrate LSL, parent support

A new year means a new set of goals and opportunities to help your child with hearing loss reach successful listening and spoken language outcomes. Start your year strong with our top tips to build your child’s language skills!

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How to Get Family Members Involved in Your Child’s Hearing Journey

By Hearing First TeamDecember 4, 2018

LSL Day by Day | parent advice, Parent Outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, Celebrate LSL

The holidays are upon us, meaning lots of family gatherings and get-togethers are coming too. Whether or not you realize it now, each family member and friend in the room can be a part of your LSL journey with your child who is deaf or hard of hearing. Read how to include them and increase your community of support below.

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How Five Minutes can Power Your Child’s Potential for Listening, Talking, and Reading

By Hearing First TeamOctober 10, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, parent advice, daily routines, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, early brain development, listening and spoken language

The simple morning routine known as Take Five can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!

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5 Quick Tips for Parents of Children Using Hearing Technology

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 17, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL strategies, LSL outcomes, parent advice

Small steps can mean BIG progress on your child’s LSL journey. To help you get there, Dr. Teresa Caraway, CEO of Hearing First partnered with Dr. Jace Wolfe, Director of Audiology and Research at Hearts for Hearing, to discuss essential advice for getting the most out of your child’s hearing technology.

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Help Your Child Develop Social Skills and Make Friends

By Hearing First TeamAugust 14, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, parent advice, Celebrate LSL

With the new school year on the way, you might be wondering how you can help your child make friends and reach social milestones. The good news is that there are things you can do as parents to support your children, with or without hearing loss, in the development of social skills that will help them foster friendships, and positively interact with classmates. Keep reading to learn our tips.

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Help Your Child with Hearing Loss Reach the 40 Million Word Goal

By Hearing First TeamMay 22, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL strategies, parent advice, LSL outcomes

How many words does your child need to hear in the early years? Research tells us that children who hear at least 40 million words or more in the first four years of life develop early conversational skills, learn to read on time, do better in school and have more communication opportunities in the future. Read how you can help your child with hearing loss meet the 40 million word goal!

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Tips to Prepare for Your Baby’s Hearing Evaluation

May 15, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL plan, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

Learn why early hearing loss diagnosis is so important, and read tips to help you prepare for your baby’s hearing evaluations or tests, including ideas for items to bring and what to expect!

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Better Hearing and Speech Month- Learn More About Knowing Your Baby’s Hearing Status

By Hearing First TeamMay 1, 2018

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

Hear why it’s important to know the status of your baby’s hearing and find helpful resources right here on our site!

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Make Reading Fun with LSL Read Aloud Roundup

By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2018

LSL Day by Day | Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy, Children's Books, Celebrate LSL

Hear why it’s important to read aloud with your baby every day, and get our handout to help make your daily reading routine fun and effective!

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Take Five and Hear Your Child Thrive!

By Hearing First TeamMarch 13, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, daily routines, parent advice, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Celebrate LSL

When it comes to your child on the LSL journey, the first five minutes of the day can be the most crucial to helping them learn to listen and talk, setting them up for success towards their listening, talking and reading potential. Learn more about Take Five and how you can implement it in your daily routine.

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