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The Unlimited Potential of the LSL Life

By Hearing First TeamOctober 23, 2018

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

We at Hearing First believe that children who are deaf or hard of hearing have the potential to be whatever they want to be. We're delighted to share the stories and accomplishments of our community members thriving with Listening and Spoken Language on LSLLife.com.

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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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How Five Minutes can Power Your Child’s Potential for Listening, Talking, and Reading

By Hearing First TeamOctober 10, 2018

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

The simple morning routine known as Take Five can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!

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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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Help Your Child Develop Social Skills and Make Friends

By Hearing First TeamAugust 14, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, parent advice, Celebrate LSL

With the new school year on the way, you might be wondering how you can help your child make friends and reach social milestones. The good news is that there are things you can do as parents to support your children, with or without hearing loss, in the development of social skills that will help them foster friendships, and positively interact with classmates. Keep reading to learn our tips.

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Tips to Teach Your Child Manners

By Hearing First TeamJuly 27, 2018

Celebrate LSL | LSL by the season

When it comes to teaching your child manners, the process is easier said than done. Hear from a Mom of two boys with hearing loss who’s been in the trenches of the LSL journey, and came out with tips to help you teach your conversationalist manners and social-confidence.

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5 Easy Ways to Find Parent Friends in the Family Support Community

By Hearing First TeamJune 13, 2018

Connected Learning | LSL journey, LSL story, Parent Outcomes, parent support, Celebrate LSL

Ever wondered how to expand your community of support and find friends who share similar life experiences of raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing? We’ve got the answer with our Family Support Community! Read about why it’s easy to meet friends in the Community, and some quick ways to connect with other members.

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Hearing First Launches Spanish Website and Resources

By Hearing First TeamJune 8, 2018

Celebrate LSL, "Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, LSL plan, LSL strategies, Children With Hearing Loss, daily routines, listening and spoken language

What features two languages along with hundreds of blogs, handouts, and resources to help you learn and grow on your LSL journey? Our website! Learn more about our website and materials now available in Spanish and how you can access them to power potential for even more children with hearing loss.


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Ever Wondered How to Test a Baby’s Hearing? Find Out!

By Hearing First TeamMay 25, 2018

Celebrate LSL, "Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, LSL plan, LSL strategies, Children With Hearing Loss, daily routines, listening and spoken language

If you’ve ever asked the question ‘How in the world do you test a baby’s hearing?’, we have a must-watch video for you! Read about our recent Facebook Live “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Jace Wolfe, prominent researcher in pediatric audiology and Director of Audiology and Research at Hearts for Hearing, and watch the video recap!

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Help Your Child with Hearing Loss Reach the 40 Million Word Goal

By Hearing First TeamMay 22, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL strategies, parent advice, LSL outcomes

How many words does your child need to hear in the early years? Research tells us that children who hear at least 40 million words or more in the first four years of life develop early conversational skills, learn to read on time, do better in school and have more communication opportunities in the future. Read how you can help your child with hearing loss meet the 40 million word goal!

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