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

By Hearing First Team April 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.

Have you ever read a “Where are they now?” article to learn about the current status of your favorite athlete or celebrity? What if we could do that with adults born deaf or hard of hearing whose families chose Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) as their communication option upon learning of their hearing loss diagnosis as a child? Thanks to recent research findings, we can!

In their research paper, Auditory-Verbal Graduates—25 Years Later: Outcome Survey of the Clinical Effectiveness of the Listening and Spoken Language Approach for Young Children with Hearing Loss. Dr. Stacey R Lim, Dr. Don Goldberg, and Dr. Carol Flexer highlight the incredible achievements of children born deaf or hard of hearing whose families chose LSL over 25 years ago.

At the recent ASHA Convention, Hearing First CEO, Dr. Teresa Caraway had the chance to sit down with these LSL professionals to learn about their inspiring research findings applicable for children and families on the LSL journey. Watch the interview recap below!

 

For more information on their research findings about the outcomes possible for children with hearing loss, download our research summary handout, The Outcome is Greatness: 25 Years of Listening and Spoken Language.

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

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Hearing First Team At Hearing First, we want all children to benefit from the availability of newborn hearing screening, the advances in technology, and the early learning services in their communities. We want all children to have the opportunity to take advantage of access to sound – a critical building block for future success.