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What’s a Hearing First Learning Experience?

By Hearing First TeamAugust 31, 2017

Connected Learning, News & Events | connected learning, professional learning community, connected learner, learning community, parent support

Coming up later this year, Hearing First will launch an array of interactive online learning experiences where members of the Hearing First Communities can engage to advance their knowledge, increase their understanding and connect with fellow learners along the way. Learn more below!

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Connecting the Dots Between Basic Brain Biology and Literacy

By Hearing First TeamAugust 17, 2017

News & Events | listening and spoken language, professional perspective, LSL outcomes

Hearing First recently published a white paper breaking down the vast amount of research informing the practices for teaching a child who is deaf or hard of hearing to develop literacy through Listening and Spoken Language (LSL). Hear from Hearing First CEO Teresa Caraway and white paper author Carol Flexer as they discuss why the document was commissioned and what it means for the LSL community. You can also download the document to read the research summary for yourself!

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Team Takeaways: Highlights from the AG Bell Symposium

By Hearing First TeamJuly 26, 2017

Connected Learning, News & Events | professional perspective, professional learning network, professional learning community, community of practice

It’s been almost a month since we returned from the 2017 AG Bell Symposium in Washington DC and we’re still inspired by all the knowledge-sharing and connected learning that took place with other LSL professionals from around the world. Read some of the takeaways and highlights from the Hearing First team members who attended the event!

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Hear What’s Happening….First!

By Hearing First TeamJune 22, 2017

"Hearing First", News & Events | listening and spoken language, parent advice, professional advice

Bucket lists are great tools for making and following intentional plans. They inspire us, motivate us and keep us on track. Take a look at our Hearing First bucket list and hear what we have coming up this summer!

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Talking is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 24, 2017

Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

This week, we’re focused on guiding your child to use language to communicate their wants and needs. Read on to learn why talking is a key to connection!

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Listening is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2017

Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

When your child learns to listen, they aren’t just hearing, but making sense of what they hear, associating words and meaning, and finding out about the world around them… all through listening. This week, we’re focused on how your child’s listening can lead to learning goals. Read on to learn more!

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Sharing is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2017

Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

As we continue our celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we’re focused on how you interact with your child and how that helps develop their spoken language. It’s vital to share quality interactions with your child from day one. Read to learn more!

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Hearing is a Key to Connection

By Hearing First TeamMay 3, 2017

"Hearing First", Celebrate LSL, News & Events | Celebrate LSL, Children With Hearing Loss, Hearing Status, listening and spoken language

This month we’re celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month, part of a larger movement across the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This year’s theme is “Communication: The Key to Connection,” so we are highlighting the many ways you can help a child who is deaf or hard of hearing to succeed through communication.

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Transitions: The Path to Preschool

By Hearing First TeamJuly 19, 2016

Celebrate LSL, "Hearing First", News & Events | LSL plan, Children With Hearing Loss, early brain development, listening and spoken language, parent advice, Parent Outcomes

The first in a series about the LSL journey and transitioning your child who is deaf or hard of hearing from early intervention to early education.


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AG Bell Conference Recap

By Hearing First TeamJuly 13, 2016

News & Events | professional advice, professional learning community, professional learning network, professional perspective

We’re back after 4 days of learning at the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Convention.

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