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By Hearing First TeamJanuary 8, 2019
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!
By Hearing First TeamDecember 4, 2018
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.
By Hearing First TeamOctober 10, 2018
The simple morning routine known as Take Five can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!
By Hearing First TeamAugust 14, 2018
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.
By Hearing First TeamMay 22, 2018
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!
May 15, 2018
Learn why early hearing loss diagnosis is so important, and read tips to help you prepare for your baby’s hearing evaluations or tests, including ideas for items to bring and what to expect!
By Hearing First TeamMay 1, 2018
Hear why it’s important to know the status of your baby’s hearing and find helpful resources right here on our site!
By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2018
Hear why it’s important to read aloud with your baby every day, and get our handout to help make your daily reading routine fun and effective!
By Hearing First TeamMarch 13, 2018
When it comes to your child on the LSL journey, the first five minutes of the day can be the most crucial to helping them learn to listen and talk, setting them up for success towards their listening, talking and reading potential. Learn more about Take Five and how you can implement it in your daily routine.
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 26, 2018
It’s a brand new year and a great reminder that this could be your best year yet as a parent on the LSL journey! Planning and setting goals for the new year not only provides you with an intentional road map for listening, talking and learning opportunities, but it helps you reflect along the way and keep the big picture in mind. Read below for a detailed list of the 18 goals we invite you to set for yourself to help your child with hearing loss reach their full listening and spoken language potential in 2018!