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Resources for Parents of Toddlers with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2019

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

This week, we’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of toddlers with hearing loss! Keep reading to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you as you work with your early interventionist to teach your child with hearing loss to learn to listen and talk with Listening and Spoken Language (LSL).

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Resources for Parents of Infants with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2019

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

We’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of infants with hearing loss! Read our blog to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you power the listening, talking, and literacy potential for your baby with hearing loss this month and beyond!

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Promote Your Child’s Brain Development by Reaching the 40 Million Word Goal

By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2019

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

As a parent, you’ve probably heard about the importance of reading books, teaching manners, and singing songs. However, you might not have been told that one of the best ways to build your child’s brain is by talking to them. Learn about the importance of helping your child hear 40 million words by age four, and some of our simple, everyday tips to reach this goal!

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New LSL Life Stories are Live!

By Hearing First TeamApril 16, 2019

Celebrate LSL

New family stories are now being featured at LSLLife.com! Keep reading to learn about these three featured families and how you can be inspired by their stories in our newest blog.

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What Do Outcomes Look Like 25 Years After Choosing LSL? Get the Answer!

By Hearing First TeamApril 4, 2019

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

What does life look like for adults who started the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey as babies? How do they feel about the choice their families made for them? Learn about some of the answers to these questions and learn about some of the latest inspiring LSL research in the recap of our recent Facebook Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview with LSL researchers Dr. Stacey R Lim, Dr. Don Goldberg, and Dr. Carol Flexer.

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Our New Podcast is Live

By Hearing First TeamFebruary 19, 2019

"Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, parent advice, listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, hearing technology, Celebrate LSL

Listen up! We’ve launched a podcast. We’re excited to share the first season of Powering Potential from Hearing First. Over six episodes, we’ll get to know the stories of four families who are teaching their children with hearing loss to listen and speak. Hear them get real about the fears, struggles, triumphs, and joys they’ve experienced along the way.

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Practical Tips for Partnering with LSL Professionals

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 22, 2019

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

We recently sat down with Dr. Rachel Glade, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas and LSL professional to talk about her practical tips for parents to help them partner with professionals on their child’s hearing journey. Read the Facebook Live highlights and watch the full interview below!

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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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Hear the Crucial Information a Cochlear Implant Surgeon Provides for Families of Children with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamDecember 12, 2018

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

Do you have questions about cochlear implants for children who are deaf or hard of hearing? We’ve got some answers! Hear from Hearing First CEO, Dr. Teresa Caraway as she interviews Dr. Stan Baker, an Otologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field as they discuss all things cochlear implants for children with hearing loss.

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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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