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LSL Interview with Dr. Carol Flexer and Dr. Teresa Caraway

By Hearing First TeamNovember 29, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

What does it mean when we say “we hear with the brain?” Get the answer to this question and learn the connection between hearing and early brain development in our live interview with Dr. Carol Flexer! Read the takeaways from Hearing First CEO, Dr. Teresa Caraway’s conversation with Dr. Flexer and watch the full interview below.

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What You Need to Know About Working with Your Child’s Early Interventionist

By Hearing First TeamOctober 18, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice | LSL strategies, LSL outcomes, parent advice

How important is it for you to be a great partner with your child’s early interventionist? On a scale of one to ten, it’s a ten! Hear directly from Hearing First CEO Dr. Teresa Caraway how you can be a better partner with your child’s LSL team, and the specific tips to help you along the way in the recap video of her Facebook Live interview.

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Learn Parent Tips for Helping Your Baby Learn to Listen and Talk

By Hearing First TeamOctober 2, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, parent advice, LSL outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

Hearing First CEO Dr. Teresa Caraway recently interviewed Elizabeth Rosenzweig, MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT, a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist & Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, about topics ranging from speech therapy to using daily routines and the ‘magic’ of conversation to practice LSL strategies at home. Listen to the interview and learn top tips for getting an early start on helping your child learn to listen and talk!

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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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