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Build Your Child’s Social Skills and Confidence with Storytelling

By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice | LSL story, Celebrate LSL

Children with hearing loss are at risk for missing subtle conversational cues and questions that are fundamental to understanding and sharing their own story. Learn how storytelling lays the foundation for future social relationships, and read ideas for building your child’s aptitude and confidence for storytelling over time.

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18 Goals for LSL Professionals in 2018

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 29, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, Connected Learning | community of practice, professional perspective, professional learning community, professional advice, share LSL

Setting significant personal and professional goals enable us to continue growing as LSL practitioners. Read the 18 goal suggestions we’re encouraging for LSL professionals to implement for professional and personal growth in 2018!

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Tips from the Trenches: Preparing You for the IFSP Process

By Hearing First TeamApril 19, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

Whether you’re just starting the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) process or you’ve had an early intervention process in place for a year, it’s important to remember that as a parent, you are the captain of the LSL team for your child! Read along for information about all-things IFSP and helpful tips from the trenches of the process.

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Ask the ENT - Middle Ear Troubles

By Hearing First TeamMarch 27, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | LSL journey, LSL outcomes, community of practice, parent-professional partnerships, parent support, hearing testing, Celebrate LSL

Middle ear fluid (otitis media with effusion) is a common condition in childhood, often causing a temporary conductive hearing loss. When middle ear fluid persists, treatment may be recommended. Dr. Stan Baker, an ENT specializing in otology and neurotology, recently worked with Hearing First to answer some of the common questions about middle ear fluid and how it affects your child with pre-existing hearing loss. Read along for helpful takeaways and insights straight from the doctor himself!

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An Audiologist's Viewpoint of Middle Ear Issues

By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | LSL journey, LSL outcomes, community of practice, hearing testing, parent-professional partnerships, parent support, Celebrate LSL

We're continuing our conversation about middle ear fluid with an audiologist’s point of view! Read on to learn about the ins and outs of middle ear fluid and how your child's audiologist can help you tackle middle ear issues.

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Building a Strong Mentoring Mindset - Part Two

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 17, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | community of practice, powering partnerships, professional perspective, LSL techniques

In our previous blog post, guest bloggers Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Ashley Garber, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT focused on the importance of approaching mentoring through a growth mindset and discussed the first cornerstone of a strong mentoring relationship, Create Connections. Today’s post continues our discussion with the remaining three cornerstones: Build Trust, Create Opportunities for Learning, and Engage in Healthy Feedback. 

 

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Building a Strong Mentoring Mindset - Part One

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 12, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | community of practice, powering partnerships, professional perspective, LSL techniques

In honor of National Mentoring Month, guest bloggers Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Ashley Garber, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT walk professionals through the steps of creating a mentoring mindset when coaching others.

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The Sweetest Stories Come from Dad

By Hearing First TeamJune 22, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Intervention Practice | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, Children With Hearing Loss, daily routines, early brain development, parent advice

Bonding over bedtime stories for little language learners

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How to Make Your Own Flap Book

By Hearing First TeamJune 11, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Intervention Practice | LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children's Books, connected learning, daily routines, early brain development, parent advice, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy

Creating your own flap book is an easy way to keep your little one engaged in early literacy.

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Audiology Fruit and the String Bean

By Hearing First TeamApril 28, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Intervention Practice | LSL techniques, Children With Hearing Loss, community of practice, Hearing Status, hearing technology, professional advice, professional home, professional perspective, Celebrate LSL

When your baby’s hearing is tested, the results are presented in the form of a graph known as an audiogram. 

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